Forty pounds down


Written on Thursday, November 27, 2008 by Jessica

40.5, to be exact. My reward is a DVD of the 1980 BBC version of "Pride and Prejudice."

I'm only 7.5 pounds away from the halfway point. That nearly blows my mind.

I have no idea what to pick for my next ten pounds. Oh, I know! Short knitting needles. All my knitting needles are long, for knitting afghans, but all I ever knit is scarves. So I'm going to get myself a short, scarf-sized pair. They're only ten pounds away.

I have to remember to take a new photo. I take them every twenty pounds.

Cooking with whole-wheat flour


Written on Saturday, November 08, 2008 by Jessica

I've read before that you can't replace all-purpose flour in a recipe with whole-wheat flour. You can maybe use half all-purpose flour and half whole wheat, but you can't just use all whole wheat in place of all-purpose flour.

And I thought to myself, "Oh, come now. How bad could it be?"

The words "unmitigated culinary disaster" spring to mind.

Never question the experts. This is supposed to be banana bread. Looks like meatloaf, no?

I also tried cupcake-sized miniature loaf pans.