September 5th, 2012

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pudding!

Well, I had to do something with the 9 (NINE!) egg yolks left over from the angel food doughnut, so I made some homemade chocolate pudding. It didn’t set up very well (as Ted said, “The thing with pudding is you follow the recipe plus or minus ten minutes of cooking…” and I had been trying to get it done so I /only/ followed the recipe, instead of adding ten minutes of cooking, even though I suspected it was Too Liquidy Still), but it tastes gorgeous. I’m bringing the rest to my family so we don’t eat it all. :)

Know what I cannot find in this country? Baking chocolate. So my pudding is slightly lumpy from using cocoa powder and butter to make my chocolate with. It’s not actually possible that one *can’t* buy baking chocolate here, is it? (Of course it is. Last time I went looking for some, everyone I asked had *no idea* what I was talking about. And Diane Duane, who’s lived here a lot longer than I have, just said “Oh god, a question for the ages,” so…)

I would like to report that this Fitbit thing continues to be quite addictive. Pretty soon here I’m going to start using it to record calories, I can tell. :)

We think we need a new computer, since the old one whose All-Spark died is 4 years old anyway. The question, of course, is whether to get a spiffy all in one touch screen one or a much cheaper tower. Maybe I should do a new Old Races Short Story Project to fund a spiffy one… :)

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(x-posted from the essential kit)