Happy Saint Paddy's! Some of you (cough*mother*cough) may be pleased to know that instead of dressing in green and going out on the slosh like everyone else, I am stuck here, blinking behind the computer working on my photography assignment. I could not be more nervous about handing it in tomorrow, the only thing more sobering than that is the thought of the assignment I have to do after that (first photos in by Friday, if you please!) not to mention all my other essays for English and Media that are looming ominously!
But there is always time for a little seasonal silliness.
Above: Nigella's Chocolate Guinness Cake from Feast. An obvious - some might say mainstream choice, indeed - I'm sure versions of this will pop up all over the blogosphere - and yet so appropriate. Not to mention unarguably delicious. I've made this cake before, and it was every bit as simple as I remember - just melt and mix and pour and bake and then inhale, gratifyingly, the chocolatey, spicy scent it imparts while in the oven. By the way, that is one of Tim's t-shirts in the background (which he obligingly held up for me). I've noticed that photos seem to look better with an uninterrupted wall of colour behind, unfortunately there are no uninterrupted spaces in our flat.
Right, back to the assignment. I made soup last night with THREE different types of lentils in it, but that will have to wait for a time when I am less frazzled and can give such an exciting dish the reverence it deserves.