Friday, December 10, 2010

A tablespoon is a lot...

Dear King Arthur Flour,

At first I was wondering, "What kind of brownie recipe uses a whole TABLESPOON of vanilla?"

Now I know.


I'm still not sure a whole tablespoon was really necessary (vanilla is expensive, yo), but, my gosh, these brownies are AMAZING! (It might also help that I used Andes creme de menthe chips, but if anything they are just the figurative icing on the cake. Or the minty-ness in the brownies, you might say.) Seriously. I think I am in love with these brownies.

If I get tired of learning biology, can I come work in your test kitchen?



P.S. If anyone is interested, the recipe is here. Make these. You will not be disappointed. I shivered with pleasure. (I suppose it could be because it's a tad bit chilly, but I'm pretty sure it was brought on by the brownie.)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wait, what?

Dear Mysterious Lollipop,

What, exactly, are you doing sitting on top of a book about bugs? Why are you even in the library in the first place? I don't even understand why you were just... sitting there. There was no one else even in that row!

Are you waiting for someone? Are you meant to be some sort of secret, coded message? If so, I'm glad I didn't pick you up. Are you meant for whoever finds you and wants a sugar boost? If that's the case, then it's too bad I left you there. Unfortunately for me, I don't eat random candy I find in the library in case it's carrying ebola or something. Otherwise, I totally would have grabbed you. Blue raspberry is delicious.

With confusion,


(Yes, that is a blue raspberry Dum-dum sitting on top of a book about the Classification of some Order of Homoptera/Heteropta. Don't ask me. I don't know what it's doing there, either.)