Can I tell you the best thing about going back to school and being surrounded by students 10 years younger (and 10 years more emo) than you?
Two words: SPRING BREAK.
The past couple months have been a bit of a whirlwind, and I feel like I haven’t had a chance to sit, relax, eat some homemade nachos and drink a cold brew (except for that one Sunday afternoon when the manfriend + I actually did that while watching Argo, which was so good). There’s been a lot of intense school work going on, which has involved lots of drawing. Drawing is something I’m a bit rusty at, so it’s been taking me more time to do my work and hone my skillz (see my jellyfish here or my drag queen version of Lana del Rey here or my bird sketch here).
But I love it, and I love school, and I love spring break, and I love being a student again.
If you can’t see the link below, here is the link to view the video.
Since no whirlwind is complete without some mindless (and mindful) Internet reading, here are some links that have been getting me through the days as of late:
02 / I made the life-changing loaf of bread, and while I can’t say it changed my life, the loaf has been completely eaten just three days later. That says something, right?
04 / I literally was crying laughing reading this article. If you’re from the Midwest, you’ll appreciate.
05 / Kelsey just kills me with her writing. It’s raw, genuine and beautiful. This one’s a must-read.
06 / This is my new jam. I had a piss poor day today + this song single-handedly turned it around.
07 / If you’re mourning the loss of Google Reader, I highly suggest Feedly. Sleek interface, same concept, good stuff. Plus, they can transfer your subscriptions from Google Reader.
08 / And oh yeah, that Blood Orange Coconut Bar recipe! I apologize in advance for my lack of photo, but that means you’ll just have to watch the video to get a good view.
1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour or spelt flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 t salt
3/4 cup butter or vegan Earth Balance buttery sticks
6 extra large eggs
3 cups coconut sugar or regular white sugar
2 T grated blood orange zest (about 4 to 6 oranges worth)
1 T grated lemon zest
1 cup freshly squeezed blood orange juice juice of
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or spelt flour
powdered sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, almond flour, coconut, sugar and salt. Cut in butter with your fingers, until dough is crumbly. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch pan lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside and cool.
In another medium bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, zest, juice and flour until combined. Pour over the crust, ensuring mixture is evenly distributed throughout the pan. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until filling is set in the middle. It will be firm to the touch. Let cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar, cut and serve!
Makes 12 giant bars or 24 smaller bars