let’s bake a cake.

gluten free white velvet birthday cake. for a special boy turning nine 2 3/4 cups sifted all purpose gluten free flour  1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups sugar 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup vegetable shortening; I used solid Crisco (at room temperature) 2 tablespoons good quality vanilla extract (if you want a pure white […]

that time we packed everything we owned in my car, and got the hell out of new york.

(otherwise known as The Day We Became Minimalists Without Even Trying)   2013-14 will be the Years of Change. I’ve moved three times in less than twelve months. from a fourth floor apartment in a building filled with dying old people (literally, dying. when we moved out we were one of only three apartments with […]