Thursday, April 12, 2012

coming to comprehend

Through the morning's
open window
I heard a woman

and I realized
that I
am numb
or rather, bestilled

because what I believe,
those most intrinsic things,
have changed
shifted, solidified

and I stumble alone
in coming to comprehend
that the reality
that each of us clings to
is but a story
that none of us
admits to disbelieving

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

when you've got work: make crackers

Oh hey, happy new year to those i've not seen/heard... Can't believe it's Jan. 11th already, can you?

Tonight I've been struggling to finish some work I promised myself I'd finish today and just can't concentrate any more (in my own defence, it is 10 p.m.!) and am considering making these

Seedy crackers
(modified from twospoons)

90g of seeds: pumpkin and/or sunflower and/or white sesame
60g black sesame seeds

240g wholewheat flour
1 tsp sea salt

2 T honey
3 T oil

+/- 135ml water

Preheat oven to 150C (300F). In a food processor, pulse all the seeds to powder. Add flour, salt, honey and vegetable oil and pulse to evenly distribute the oil and honey throughout. Last, add the water gradually, pulsing until you get a soft, moist dough. Lightly flour a working surface, and roll a tennis ball sized portion of dough out thinly and cut into shapes. Transfer to a lightly greased baking tray. Bake 10 mins, rotate the tray, bake another 10 minutes, until lightly golden.

Of course this would require energy enough to get out my cadillac food processor i bought off my sister's friend for dirt cheap. Which is the same amount of energy as what it would take to do the laundry i promised myself i'd also do today!

Ah, la petite vie...