The Neutrons

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I got pulled into (not by gravity) the reboot of COSMOS hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson and spent all of Saturday watching it. While it was fascinating, I found that the explanation of the atom could not compare with the one presented on the late 70s/early 80s tv sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, in which a character, Venus Flytrap, actually breaks down these complicated concepts into the most understandable terms possible. Watching this clip actually led me down nostalgia lane, so I watched a few other classic WKRP clips and laughed all over again.

Gluten-free carrot sandwich cookie: FAIL

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I have a great recipe for carrot sandwich cookies. People love them.

Because a colleague in my team at work eats gluten-free, I attempted to adapt these by substituting the flour with almond flour. I am not sure whether that was just not “flour-like” enough or, quite possibly, the carrot was just too wet – I tried to dry the grated carrot, but it produced what seemed like liters of carrot juice… and that may well have been the culprit. Or a disastrous mix of both!

The consistency of the dough/batter was right – that is, it was the same as when I have made these with regular wheat flour. But that means very little in the big scheme. These still just *did*not*work*. No two ways about it.

Auspicious beginnings for failed gluten-free carrot cookies

Auspicious beginnings for failed gluten-free carrot cookies

And my state of mind otherwise, with a mini-marathon bake and little private life worries… another week.

Built my world around certain things you say,
I think of nothing else at the close of day
except for maybe how I ended up this way
another drink before you go…