Tuesday, April 28, 2009

wacky cake

first step, grease and flour pan...

sift in dry ingredients
add wet ingredients,
lick hands thoroughly clean.

wacky cake

35 min @ 350 degrees.

no eggs no milk no entertainment? no problem.

all you need is a three year old.

grease and flour an 8"x 8" cake pan, into which sift

1 1/2 C flour

1 C sugar

3 T cocoa

1 t soda

1/2 t salt

dig 3 wells in the dry mixture,

one for

6 T oil

one for

1 t vanilla

and one for

1 T vinegar.


1 C cold water

over the whole thing, and stir up thoroughly,

make sure you enjoy all the weird bubbling and lumps.

bake, cool, frost or not.

i suggest frosting.

with sprinkles.


Monday, April 06, 2009

gypsy girl


for the past few weeks, edgar has been festooning himself as though for mardi gras, and david has been the photo-journalist. here is a random assortment of accessories and outfits.

i am thankful for the great grab-bags of costume jewels from the neighbourhood services, which allow us to keep our son in the style to which he has become accustomed.

it's not oatmeal..

here is a play-clay recipe that comes in handy when one's pantry is out of..... salt?
which is a situation i realized i was in today, kind-of.
(honestly, can you believe that i have fleur-de sel, Himalayan pink, Australian pearl, rock, french grey sea, sea+garlic, kosher, et cetera, et cetera, salts....and no ordinary table salt??? i need to give myself a shake.)oatmeal play-clay
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup flour
1 cup intant oatmeal
food colouring
mix it up!
a great little squish-ball...
store in an airtight container.

(recipe from 'the ultimate book of kid concoctions' by j. thomas and d. pagel)