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20 October 2012 @ 09:50 pm

I got up shiny early for a door installment crew who never showed up. >:/ Angry muffin.

Late night + early morning + annoyance = headache, so I had some meds and a 45 minute nap, rather than going to the grocery store. This meant that my menu for the moot went from "beef roast and root vegetables in a beer or vinegar sauce" to "what do I have in the pantry that wouldn't suck if I boiled it all together?"

I was running late for the moot when I discovered my wallet was missing. 30 minutes of tearing the house apart ensued before I found it.

I spent the afternoon cooking at the local moot. Good gods does tending a fire and cooking over it wear one out! On the good side though, it was a lot of fun, the moot was very successful (congrats corvusjoyous!), the non-stick surface on my dutch oven performed like a champ despite scorched-on grains, I was awarded a baronial award I created during my tenure, experimental Norse cooking turned out nummy, all the leftovers were all snatched up quickly, and I did *not* set a teenager on fire despite ample opportunity and motive. Wins all around. 

I drove a newbie home rather than dooming her to the late night bus system, ran some errands, and then came home to get some stuff done - I have forty billion things to get done before I leave in four days, including repairing the results of the failed door installation and the wallet-search... and I got nuthin'.

I wanted to sleep in tomorrow, but I think I need to compromise with a shower, a Scotch, an early bedtime and an early rise tomorrow.

Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Aaron (Rusty) Lloydrustmon on October 21st, 2012 04:25 am (UTC)
:( *HUG*
eithni: coldeithni on October 21st, 2012 07:14 am (UTC)
... I think I get virtual hugs from you more often than I get physical contact from anyone who is taller than my waist-height. :/
carrot_khan on October 21st, 2012 12:47 pm (UTC)
Huzzah, you done well. I was just thinking of your flax bread the other day - the one you made at Pennsic long ago. I found myself wanting to try it again. Damn those door installers for their fail.
eithni: Yummy!eithni on October 22nd, 2012 05:10 am (UTC)
It's stupid easy to make and Barley-Oat is my favorite combo. I really should write down proper measurements sometime, but it goes like this:

Cup your hands together - that much of oat flour
Cup your hands together - that much of barley flour
two-three solid pinches of salt, to taste

Choose a fat:
1-3 eggs, depending in size and egginess desired, usually go w/1 XL or 2 small
about 1/3 cup of oil - flax or canola preferred
cut 1/4 inch off the edge of a 1 pound block of lard

Mix all of the above. Add water until a thick, slightly sticky dough forms.

Form into little balls and then mash flat to form patties of about 4" diameter and 1/4-1/3" thickness.

Over a mostly-coals fire or section of the fire, fry on an oiled pan (ideally "grease" the pan by cooking some bacon first), flipping to cook both sides and watching carefully. (There will be scorch marks - that's extra flavor. ;) ) This also can work on the rocks around a fire pit, if the fire is hot enough.

Serve with skyr, fruit, honey, and/or malt syrup.

A note on flours - if you can get one of the "stone ground" or substitute some steel cut oats for some of the oat flour, you get a heartier little cake, which I prefer. Other grains to try include spelt, emmer, millet (though, this always comes out gross for me, tell me if you actually get something edible), and rye.

Edited at 2012-10-22 05:12 am (UTC)