I’ve spent every summer in San Francisco with my 公公 (gong gong, granddad) since I can remember. (Don’t worry, this is the last post about my summer. We can move on soon.)
I used to be braver. I’d venture into his basement despite the albino spiders with unnatural numbers of eyes and go out the back door into the untended garden, only to encounter mutant bees that still buzzed around despite the freezing San Francisco summer. Continue reading
Whew. School’s over, exams are over, and all that remains is three glorious months of summery goodness. (I’ll be posting pretty frequently for the next two months, hopefully at least once a week. Next week’s video probably won’t be a recipe, so I won’t be posting it here. I’ll do a traditional photo-and-comment type thing instead.)
I started it off with a new video over on The Codex Omnis:
I have food on the brain almost all the time. The other day, I was imagining baking bread, but the amount of time it would take waiting for it to rise kept putting me off. Then I remembered reading a recipe for soda bread a long, long time ago and decided to make some this weekend.
Not only does soda bread not involve waiting for the dough to rise, it has so few ingredients it’s almost ridiculous. One of those ingredients is buttermilk, which they don’t sell in too many places around here, but never fear…this is where the vinegar-or-lemon-juice-plus-milk solution comes into play.
For the past year or so, I’ve spent my Sundays at home alone. My parents go out for lunch and grocery shopping while I do homework (kind of). Sometimes I actually do get a lot of work done.
Other times, I get really easily distracted and start composing, reading, or cooking.
Well, I have to eat, don’t I?