117: goodbye, jerkface

One of Tim’s friends is leaving Yellowknife for a house he bought in Nova Scotia, so yesterday we baked him a cake (filled with rum) and went out for dinner at a local burger bar.

(and in case you are wondering, the blue icing on the side is a bunch of penises)

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1/30sec, f / 2.8, ISO 400.

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Canon Rebel XS. 1/20sec, f / 5.0, ISO 400.
Chocolate Cake with Peanut Butter Buttercream Frosting, topped with mini Reese’s cups

Day Zero One Five: January Photo Challenge: SOMETHING NEW

Day 4 of the First Thirty-One over at Fourtuitous.com!  Today’s challenge was “Something New”.

I’ve had a craving for banana bread lately.  But my favourite recipe has wheat, and I have to ration out how much wheat I can tolerate in a week.  I wouldn’t have a happy tummy with an entire loaf of delicious, wheaty banana bread (“just like mom used to make” – actually, it’s her recipe).  So I modified it (and forgot an ingredient, but that’s besides the point).

I have some Bob’s Red Mill gluten free flour mix (I think it is chickpea and fava bean flour, tapioca and potato starch, and…hm, maybe one more thing).  I made some scones with it a few weeks back that turned out so well that I fed them to my roommate’s father, and he didn’t know they weren’t wheat.  It boded well, so I thought I’d try and alter my mom’s banana bread recipe to use it.  And I did.  1:1.  No dirty xantham gum, or anything.

And it was so good, I ate two slices, right away, hot with butter.

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Canon Rebel XS. Photoshop CS5 for the triptych.