How baking motivates me

Every week for the past few months I have started baking more frequently. I have always enjoyed this hobby and am glad that I am pushing myself to explore more possibilities when it comes to desserts.

Although I am not into making much of afuss about new year resolutions, I went ahead and decided to begin baking for the mere joy of baking. I have many a few boards on Pinterest, I have a list of ideas on the refrigerator, have email subscriptions to various websites and ALL related to baking and food.

So, I have come to terms that I WILL strive to bake those ideas that catch my eye and share them here.

For today’s baking session, I have baked a chocolate cake inspired by It’s Always Autumn. The recipe is linked below:

http://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/2014/03/05/decadent-double-chocolate-banana-bread-recipe.html#_a5y_p=5189950

I used the ingredients I had around the apartment and went for a cake instead of a brownie to see how the amount of baking soda/salt would affect it. I also omitted the bananas because the ones I have are frozen and are best used in my smoothies in the AM.

Thank you for reading!

 

mid-December blues

As I contemplate where the year has flown, 2015’s important events that pop up in the fore front of my brain are times spent doing various activities where I felt very enthusiastic.

  1. Road trip along the West Coast.
  2. Summer travels to Central America.
  3. Yoga videos (YouTube).
  4. Improving my pull ups ( oh so slightly).
  5. Sharing my thoughts on this page.

Enchiladas

Blogging. I’m trying this out! I enjoy seeing people’s vlogs on YouTube and I will start off with blogging here for the month of December. I had fun hanging out with friends all last week. I was happy that we enjoyed our time in Seattle! Pike’s place was a definite must! The funny part was that we totally missed going to the original Starbucks, since none of us drink much coffee. Plus coffee stains my teeth, EEK!

Today, I was at work, trying to not cough away. I kept my jacket on the whole time. Usually, I take it off to acclimate to the temperature indoors. I wonder why the heater is left on all night.

I made some yummy tortillas just now which will be part of dinner: enchiladas. Wooooo! Side note: I hurt my knee at work, mind you, and no bruise formed! It did hurt a bit though. Okies, good night.

Precious Time

With its notion of flying

Awaken in its footsteps the memory bank

Present strolling through the wind’s waves

Breaths linked to inner peace

Embracing wrinkles best appearance

Pause for a second, rewind, fast forward and re-play

Stroking caresses of man-made construction!

Home-made food

comes with its benefits. I am able to learn new techniques, experiment with ingredients that are new to my palate, and tackling time/chemistry. Balancing the necessary vitamins and proteins needed for the daily┬ádoses is a task that is challenging. Where do we learn all of this? Is it the food pyramid… oh wait, was that not changed recently?

Building memories, in the comfort of my home, is the way to go for me!