I made up a loaf of this this morning — and by made up, I mean made up. I improvised the recipe with what I had on hand. It’s a heavy bread, but good and moist and very tasty with a cold glass of soy milk. (I’m lactose intolerant, remember?) I’m pleased with how it turned out. More importantly, the house smells divine.
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3 T cocoa powder
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 T instant espresso
1/4 c. egg substitute or 1 whole egg
1 cup banana, mashed
1/4 cup babyfood prunes
1/3 c. pecan halves
3 dark chocolate squares, chopped
1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8×4 inch loaf pan.
2 Mix dry ingredients in one bowl, wet in another, then combine. Don’t over work it. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3 Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes. Turn out onto wire rack and allow to cool before slicing.
Budgie answered my Fast Fiction Challenge here. Well done, Lee!
Well, okay… I’m not really. But Iron Man is coming to Second Life (thanks for the tip, Annie Ok) and did I mention here that Fraction got nominated for two Eisners? No? Well, he totally did. I’m very proud. Congrats to all the nominees.
Bit of a braindump, this post. Fair warning.
- First, Fraction’s in NYC and you can see him on Monday if you like.
Details: On Monday, April 14th, Hanley’s welcomes four of the biggest stars in the Marvel Universe; Brian Michael Bendis (Secret Invasion), Jeph Loeb (Hulk), Ed Brubaker (Captain America) and Matt Fraction (Punisher War Journal). With 11 Eisner Awards and 14 top selling books between them, this quartet of writers dominates the comic industry like none other. With special guest, editor Jen Grunwald, fans can meet these incredible creators from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
- Family Friend Craig Moorhead and his National Geographic colleagues are nominated for some Webby Awards. How to vote for Craig and his fellows here.
- Fraction’s got a great interview on his new Iron Man book up on CBR here. (Do me a favor and read the full interview at CBR and not the out of context quotes reposted elsewhere with a misleading and inflammatory introduction.)
- Going to Heroes Con? Fraction and I are! All the cool kids are, I hear. This panel ought to be a hoot:
THE CREATIVE HOUSEHOLD | Room 219There are a surprising number of couples in comics where both partners are working in the industry in some capacity; and most of them are attending this year’s HeroesCon! Tom Spurgeon of the Comics Reporter sits down with three of them: Matt Fraction and Kelly Sue DeConnick, Stuart and Kathryn Immonen, and Evan Dorkin and Sarah Dyer. This discussion of the ins and outs of where work and love meets is bound to be one of the most entertaining panels you’ll go to at ANY convention this year, so be sure and add it to your schedule!
More panels and the full schedule here.
- Aaaaand I wanted to talk about being a freelancer and a mom without a schedule and what dangerous waters those are, but the boy is awake and needs my attention. So, more on that later, I guess.
Is anyone else taking babies or kids to San Diego? Our nanny really wants to come with us — which would be great — but we’re trying figure out if it’s financially plausible. If she could sit for more kids than just Henry while she’s there, it would help. Anyone…?