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Earlier this evening I made vegan banana, oat and raisin cookies. They are so tasty that straight away I ate four in a row which was pretty bad as they were massive. The banana in the recipe is used to achieve both a good consistency and to bind the ingredients together, they don’t really taste like banana at all. Even though I am a big banana fan it is probably good that not everything I make is banana flavoured. I think I will post the recipe later if anyone is interested.
I am not in a bad mood for once today, and so shall be making the most of my day off work. Yesterday I had a hole cut in my head and three stitches which didn’t make sleeping very easy, but today is sunny and therefore a good day made better by not being at work.
Even though I haven’t posted much on Tumblr recently I have been doing and making things, it’s just that now I’ve finished college my life no longer revolves around my laptop, Tumblr and Facebook. I knitted a hat for Alex a couple of weeks ago, my first ever hat, which was a success. It had a honeycomb pattern which was created by every two stitches being alternate miniature cables, twisting one over another. I am now knitting the “Rib and Cable for Father” hat, one of three from an excellent set of patterns I bought from the charity shop. This is my first attempt at knitting proper cables which is quite exciting, I’ll post a picture of the finished article when I get there.
Yesterday (or the day before, I can’t remember) I made my first ever banana cake without eggs. I did a lot of searching for egg substitutes and read somewhere that half a banana is a good substitute for one egg because mushed up it has a similar consistency (kind of). All that happened was that my banana cake was even more banana-y, with a bit of baking powder to make sure it rose it came out very well. Only problem being that every time I use the oven in my parents’ house the cakes sink because I forget how damn slow the oven is and open it too soon. Banana cake only sunk a tiny bit.
Right now I am writing a cover letter for a job in Bristol and making my first ever batch of baba ganoush. I eat it for lunch every day at work so I figured I should try making it in preparation for when I no longer have such a privilege.
What a sickening attitude this man has, though at least he is honest about it.
A rare slipper lobster, nicknamed Popeye, is cared for at Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium after being discovered sitting on the pots of a fisherman in St Mawes, Cornwall. The slipper lobster - which is normally found in much warmer waters - is one of only a handful of specimens recorded in UK waters since records began back in 1758.