Starting to feel like autumn

The chili pepper in the planter has ripe fruit:

Ripe chili peppers on plant

This planter was started on the deck at the house. Although it doesn’t get a lot of direct light here apparently the indirect light by my front door is enough.

Front of motel with cars and trees

This morning and yesterday morning when I took Bode out around 6 am the pre-dawn sky was clear with a big full moon and a chill to the air.

I have been using a microwave for cooking for about 6 weeks now. First priority was cooking rice, then I moved on to corn bread.

“Mug Cake” Cornbread — wheatless

1 tablespoon butter
1 egg (large)
1/4 cup buttermilk

3/4 cup corn meal
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground flax seed (optional)
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
dash of salt

Melt butter in a large mug (about 2 cup or 500 ml capacity) by microwaving for about 30 sec.

Cool the butter slightly, then beat in the egg then the buttermilk with a whisk or fork.

Beat in the dry ingredients (can mix them in a separate container first).

Microwave on full power for about 3 minutes.

Let cool a bit then turn out onto a plate and slice.

Tip: Microwave ovens vary in power, so you may need to adjust the cooking time. The one here is fairly powerful.

About Kathy

Perl, MySQL, CGI scripting, web design, graphics following careers as an analytical chemist and educator, then in IT as a database administrator (DBA), programmer, and server administrator. Diagnosed with Mitochondrial Myopathy in 1997.
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