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I have a big old Victorian house. One of the corollaries to that is that when the temperature drops precipitously outside (60 to below zero in less than 32 hours this week) it can get a tad cool inside.

That means, to me, it's baking weather. (I'm convinced that there's a reason Midwinter is traditionally cookie and pie season.)

So I pulled out the Namaste spice cake mix. My sister Dragon used a different bag of the same mix to make spice muffins for me for Christmas dinner. She wisely told me to add butter (melted) to the mix before cooking. Looking at the bag, I saw instructions for making carrot cake. Since my Foodie Friend brought me more organic carrots than I'm likely to eat in a month ("they were a great deal and really, really good"), I had carrots in the refrigerator.

I grated carrots, rinsed off and rough-chopped a handful of salted cashews, substituted milk and melted butter for water and oil (I  thankfully do not need to be dairy-free), and baked.
carrot cake and dragon
I thought you might like a picture so I went looking for a suitably photogenic spot. Lo and behold, the dragon puppet wanted to try some. I don't blame her.  My Angel even liked it, and she hates most of my gluten-free stuff.

Now I'm off to make edits to Jrilii's prequel story...


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Feb. 3rd, 2013 01:33 am (UTC)
Yum! Carrot cake is wonderful stuff. ^_^
Feb. 3rd, 2013 01:35 am (UTC)
I am very pleased!
Feb. 3rd, 2013 01:43 am (UTC)
You look pleased.
Oh, I guess that's just your icon.
Feb. 3rd, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
Feb. 3rd, 2013 01:54 am (UTC)
And I'm guessing (mind like a steel trap, here)
you have gluten issues.
Feb. 3rd, 2013 02:17 am (UTC)
I know I'm allergic to corn from a scratch test long ago. When my sister told me that short pinkies (and Irish ancestry and health issues that run in the family) are associated with Celiac and other forms of intolerance to wheat, I tried a gf diet, and got healthier. Buying a bunch of gf stuff that substituted corn for wheat got the symptoms to come back, so I'm pretty sure it's an allergy to wheat and corn, but I'm avoiding other gluten-containing grains just to be safe.

Which is doubtless more information than you were really asking for.

Feb. 3rd, 2013 02:35 am (UTC)
It all fit on one page,
so it was NOT too much...
Feb. 3rd, 2013 04:10 am (UTC)
Oh, are you another in the it's rarely TMI club?
Feb. 3rd, 2013 10:26 pm (UTC)
I'd like to think it's part of my training as a writer.

If I ever had to pick a personal theme song,
this might be it...
Feb. 3rd, 2013 06:04 pm (UTC)
Hey! It's been a very long time since I've come along here. How have you been? =)
Feb. 3rd, 2013 08:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, I got the flu and I got a stomach thingy, but I just won the recent Torn World short story AND poetry contests! I need to brag about that, here, still.

How are you?
Feb. 4th, 2013 04:38 pm (UTC)
Oh no, hope you get better soon! And congrats! =D

I'm alright... life is a bit of a tumble right now but nothing I can't deal with. =)
Feb. 5th, 2013 04:56 am (UTC)
I am better now, but behinder too.
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