you know how i said picked a whoooooole lot of blackberries the other day? i made them into a cake - chocolate and blackberry cake. i was going to try and imitate those shiny cooking blogs one sees around (check out ellox's other blog) but i don't think it quite worked out. anyway, here is the delicious dark chocolate and hand-gathered berries:
not all of the berries, either! it was a very complicated recipe which involved spraying the kitchen with egg whites and melting things in a double boiler. oh dear, i'm not very good at this recipe blog business. look! me! in silly pants!
and unusually silly hair, now i look at that photo. . .
i planned to end the entry with a photo of fabulous cake, garnished with left over chocolate and blackberries, as the recipe suggested, but i had a slight translation issue with fahrenheit/celsius and, um, the cake wasn't very photogenic by the time i got it out of the pan. . .
it was still delicious, though! especially if you conceptualised it as pudding rather than cake. it got rave reviews from those i shared it with. winifred plonked herself down next to my microfilm machine in the library and started telling me about her week from HELL (it began with the car getting wiped out by a garbage truck and just got worse) - i simply handed over a tupperware container full of cake and a spoon.
in non-cake-related news, um. . . i'm still kinda cranky. stupid defence. stupider bureaucracy. *stabs eyeball with fork* though i finally managed to get final copies of my paper in and all the paperwork sorted to have my defence next week, and i think visa stuff will work out. much in the way of blood, sweat and tears. (actually! i got a nasty paper cut which bleed all over my cover sheet.)
i met with my supervisor today to do practise questions for my defence. he said "my first question is why you spelt my name wrong."