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Sunday, July 27, 2008

baking my frustrations away

it's odd to say that i am glad the weekend is coming to an end. but i am. dropping off the girls this afternoon, after i take them shopping. as a whole and as an idea, i adore my sisters. but individually, they drive me ape. it's hard to maintain any kind of sisterly relationship when they're normally half way around the world and they're so much younger than me. i just realized that the youngest is half my age. so no wonder we butt heads and i have no friggin idea how to relate to her. so i'm at the line of friend, sister, or parent. and i resent it. it shouldn't be so hard.


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so i woke up today to no bickering or talk back and took advantage of the quiet to bake. i still had some leftover zucchini but this time i wanted something savory. again, i went with What Geeks Eat's Savory Onion Zucchini Bread. i didn't have pam to boss around so i used my food processor and it actually was very satisfying to just dump the veggies in and listen to the whirl of the blade. stirring is my least fave part of cooking and that was also very satisfying. i should've looked for a recipe that required kneeding cus i'm sure i could ground/pound the hell out of dough right about now.


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Maybe some modifications for next time/ things i've learned:

  • i didn't need to add the milk
  • i ix-nayed the parm cheese, i don't have that normally in the house (i know, giada would kick my ass ...) so i just didn't put it in.
  • so far, i've kept the loaves in the oven for about 50 minutes, 30 didn't give it enough time to brown right and seemed a bit raw still in the middle.
  • next time i'll only put half an onion in because it is waaaaay onion-y as is now.

the mixture made two loaves. i can't say i'm a fan, especially when compared to the chocolate zucchini bread i made a few days ago.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for your comment at our blog. It is a huge relief that my sister is okay. There is 8 years between us and she, I'm sure, often felt like you did in this post. As the years pass, the gap closes and suddenly you're on the same side.

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  2. I'm 8 years younger than my sister, and I know how hard it is. Now, as a parent, I see my daughter who is 8 years younger than my son. I didn't plan it that way, but that's life.

    I just happened on your blog today and I really love it. Keep up the great work.

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  3. I'm 8 years younger than my sister, and I know how hard it is. Now, as a parent, I see my daughter who is 8 years younger than my son. I didn't plan it that way, but that's life.

    I just happened on your blog today and I really love it. Keep up the great work.

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  4. Thanks for your comment at our blog. It is a huge relief that my sister is okay. There is 8 years between us and she, I'm sure, often felt like you did in this post. As the years pass, the gap closes and suddenly you're on the same side.

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