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Ginger Orange Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ginger Orange Booze Cookies, that is.  While I had real ginger in the house, and could have coloured them orange with real turmeric root, I followed TC’s suggestion and made a ginger liqueur and triple sec chocolate chip cookie.  Sweetened with agave, vegan, gluten-free, slow-food, housemade, local… No, I’m not trying to up my SEO. I’m being ironic.

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Not Speeding Gingerbread

“Do you feel rushed?”
 
Sometimes I wonder if my life is happening on a compressed time scale. Fasting last week slowed everything, including all my bodily processes, way the heck down. On the last two days, I found myself constantly apologizing for being too slow when walking or speaking.  After I broke the fast on Sunday, I went to the gym on Monday. Instead of killin’ it on the elliptical, the elliptical liked to kill me! I had it on resistance one/manual and I still had  to push through the machine pausing because I wasn’t applying enough force. My conclusion is that speed, as a quality or concept, is neither progress nor better; it’s just faster than the pace of the prior moment.



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Wakeup Shakeup: Gothic Granola Video

Doing things a little differently today.
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Gingerbread on the Fly

 Every artist is a cannibal
Every poet is a thief
Both kill their inspiration
And sing about the grief
 
–U2, “The Fly,” from Achtung Baby (1992)
 
 
Why am I sharing my signature dish? Why not. It’s carried me through pre-ganism (when I was testing out this vegan thang because I thought it would keep me safe from other issues with food…subject for another post). It’s carried me through breakfast, lunch, supper, and snacks as a vegan and likewise when I became gluten-free.
 
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Disconnected | Applesauce Apple Spice Cake

 
You’ll receive what you give
And this is like nothing
I feel like shit
But at least I feel something


“Disconnected” by In Flames

Artistically and technically, the above song isn’t hot stuff, but I appreciate the directness of the lyrics.
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For a rainy Monday, I made this spiced cake to warm up the space, to edge out the creeping voidness, the damp, cold snot of springtime. More specifically, the limp, clammy grip of another spring spent alone. I used to look with scorn on the coupled people I’d see holding hands around town and on Princeton’s campus. Now I see I was jealous. Still jealous! A little self-care can go a long way to putting me in the right place to alleviate said loneliness, even while still alone. Read more →

Undead Gingerbread

Skulls and tombstones.  Would you really expect anything else from a taphophile?
 
 
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Thanks to my aunt and uncle, I now bake in true undead style with the Lilli Vanilli in ‘A Zombie Ate my Cupcake!’ book and cake decorating kit.
 
 

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Let’s Have Cake | Carrot Cake

Wow!  Thank you to all who attended the “Desserts for the Often-Deserted” talk at the Lawrence Library.  Your willingness to share your stories and ask questions made the event more cozy and like a chat among friends, a dessert circle.


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