today i attempted to make crackers out of an amaranth grain and rice flour mixture. we have hummus that is pining away for delicious crackers to dip dance with.
you don’t need much for crackers - flour and water, right? no yeast cause we want flatness, crispness - ultimate CRACKER!
I had a recipe to fall back on…
But this is what i do. I have a recipe around, near my cooking work in the kitch and always end up abandoning it, substituting at last minute - i can’t just go one step by the other. i like to experiment and add do what i want with my food.
So without parchment paper that the recipe called for - i went headstrong into this, covering the baking pan with olive oil on the bottom.
The grain mixture turned into a tasty layer of crusty bake hardened to the pan. Melody and I nibbled away at the crumbs, the ones that didn’t fly off behind the oven or onto the floor as i scraped off the goods with a spatula. I did end up aggressively spatulizing the pan outside- i was too inhibited inside trying to prevent a big floor clean up after.
mitch looks to me with the container of by product, “What is this? Is this meatloaf or breaded chicken?”
I assured him “it’s my dead hamster - he smells delicious, i know”
dead hamster crackers.
after mentioning the supreme court ruling that legally permits corporations to financially support political campaigns, unfettered, by gaining 1st amendment rights, Professor Ellum says, “i thought i would never say this, but we’d be better off if George W. was still in office- in light of everything that’s happening now.”
NO WAY IN HELL WOULD WE BE “BETTER OFF”.
(i understand the scariness of the ruling and obama hasn’t magically changed the world into a fairytale -but what a stupid thing to say. i’m learning under this guy? he couldn’t have meant it. maybe i’ll pick this bone with him next week after class.)
obama or bush, that doesn’t matter here - the supreme court justices were the representatives that decided this.
hopefully, this ruling will wake people up to how corporations have held our democracy by the throat for years. This legal permission tightens their grasp, buries our voice and acknowledges the corruption as a fundamental freedom.
What will the people do?
i say to the voices, it’s done been time to rise up…we can eat our way out of this ground.