I had not only an amazing Christmas (I did not close Christmas eve for once) but made amazing food!
In ode to Tad's new worry about his cholesterol levels this is a no cholesterol (ok, very little in the whip cream) chocolate olive-oil cake. And let me tell you it is DELICIOUS!!! I cooled it out of the pan then sliced neatly in half and filled with sliced strawberries and whip cream. A little powdered sugar on top and voila! New delicious foods.
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Chocolate Olive-oil cake
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/8 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp white vinegar
1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup cold water
Oven preheated to 350 degrees F. Mix all dry ingredients (flour to salt) then add wet ingredients until well combined and smooth. Pour into a oiled and floured cake tin or 9x9 baking dish and bake for 30 mins or until baked dry in the middle. Remove and cool in pan for 10 mins then on a cooling rack before decorating.
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I got a new Kindle Touch from Santa for Christmas! So far I have almost thrown it at a wall when it wouldn't connect to the computer than have read free books on it in between the two other books I'm reading. I do love to use the touch dictionary when I'm uncertain of a word. I wonder if I can get the Oxford English dictionary as my standard? I'm sure that one will cost much more than this free American Heritage version. I'm more than halfway complete reading The Island of Doctor Moreau on my KTouch. KT? Touch is an iPod product... hmm.. I need a term for it. But yes I'm finishing off my sci-fi novels on my sci-fi device! Nothing finished yet. May go see a movie tonight, we'll see. Jaa.
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