Sunday, May 2, 2010

Breakfast is my favorite.

I made Corn Cakes with Alina last weekend.
I think I'll make them again....and you can too!

  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon of agave, for a little sweetness, if you like.

Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl -
mix together all liquid ingredients in a different bowl..

Add the liquid to the dry.
Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto a hot greased griddle.

Fry until brown- flip 'er over & get 'er brown on the other side.

They are good.
I like mine with fruit & plain yogurt & applesauce & almonds & jam.

O, and a cup of Joseph, please.
You might like yours with 'Aunt Jemima.'
I don't.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Help Matt Bauer!

Matt Bauer recording a new album & looking for some help to fund the project.. This is certainly a good cause! WANDER OVER, check the scene.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

T-shirts available on the internet!

Dance on over to ETSY & check out the stock!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Finally, my website works!

ALELA DIANE DOT COM !!!!! finally works! I learned a whole lot about things like FTP, CNAME, file names not having spaces, and that by using a Mac, I have to do everything their way....It was all very frustrating. I am thankful to be done.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Richard Brautigan write things I like, like this:

A Good-Talking Candle

I had a good talking candle
last night in my bedroom.

I was very tired but I wanted
somebody to be with me,
so I lit a candle

and listened to it's comfortable
voice of light until I was asleep.

(From "The Pill versus The Springhill Mine Disaster")

Sunday, February 21, 2010

It found me, love that is.

February 20th, 2010
We became Husband & Wife:
Tom Mcgee & Alela Diane Bevitori
It was a day full of all that is good-
All we could have ever hoped for
A beautiful glowing golden feeling...
For love, of love, by love.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Baking with Townes

Tonight, I listened to this Townes album, which is the only record I've been spinning lately.... and baked banana bread, using a recipe my aunt Diane read to me over the phone.

Late January Banana Bread

1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup honey (I used some Agave syrup too... I was short on honey)
3 eggs, beaten
3 very ripe bananas, mashed
1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups flour (I used 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup rice flour & 1/2 cup almond meal... I tend to be a little random & experimental in my baking)
1 cup chopped walnuts (I used some walnuts & dry roasted almonds too..)
I also threw in some grain sweetened chocolate chips....

Mix together the butter, honey, eggs, bananas, milk & vanilla in a bowl -
In a different bowl, mix together the flour & other dry ingredients -
Add dry to wet.

Butter & Flour a loaf pan. Or grease it, you know... what ever you do. I smear butter on mine.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Put the mixture in the little loaf pan & bake for about an hour...
Let cool (or burn yourself trying to get in on it too soon, like I did)
Enjoy! It's good!