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Friday, September 25, 2015

Hunting Sketches 421, Crazy spoons!

I thought I had finished this and posted earlier.  Where did it go?  Blogger usually saves, surely I didn't go off reading other blogs and never even started this!  In reality, that is what happened.  Sigh....

I sketched on the porch in my large "home" sketchbook.  I usually get 6 sketches to a page.  I just did two quick ones this morning with a Prismacolor 01 fine line pen/marker.

Number 2, green and growing - the vines on the fence in the corner.
Number 3, pretty lidded container - a blue and white butter dish from Mexico

When we were in Angel Fire, I actually baked a couple of gluten free carrot cakes.  Well, I didn't have a mixer or chopper so I made them with canned pumpkin.  The taste is about the same.  Anyway, back to my story.  I grabbed the measuring spoons.  The regular recipe calls for 2 teaspoons of baking soda and I usually add some baking powder because I use less oil.  It seems to help the texture, especially when gluten free.  I put in two teaspoons of baking soda and reached for the 1/2 teaspoon for the baking powder.

It felt rather large, what???  I looked at the 1 teaspoon again to make sure that was what I used.  I did a couple of looks before I realized that the measuring spoons had an extra spoon - 1/2 tablespoon.  Huh?  That would be 1 1/2 teaspoons.    I wonder where the spoons came from in the rental house?  I do not recall any recipe that calls for  1/2 tablespoon of anything.  That would be 1 1/2 teaspoons.  Very strange...........  Maybe a European thing???  Here is a photo....

I usually don't measure well anyway, but these spoons were a surprise!


Joan Tavolott said...

Unusual spoon set. That can throw off your recipe a bit. lol

Jo Castillo said...

Joan, Lol is right. Could have been a mess if I hadn't noticed!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

could be Canadian spoons, doesn't seem odd to me to have that in the set lol

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, interesting. We spent a lot of time in Canada, guess I never cooked there!

Bag Blog said...

I enjoyed the cake you baked for us. In fact, I could use that recipe sometime.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, I forgot to give you the recipe. Too hard to type here, from the computer I will send it. :)

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

Maybe our set was from somewhere else, no idea lol :)

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, maybe they are from someplace else! Odd spoons.

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