TWD: “lots of ways” banana cake
Lately, I have spent a lot of time reveling in the breathtaking beauty of the sky. Sometimes on my way home I look up and it takes my breath away. I am honestly unsure how I have passed twenty five years without realizing what was just above my head. It is truly the stuff inspirational cards are made of, only better because it is really there, right in front of my own eyes.
I am certain that I look ridiculous, standing there on the sidewalk, eyes fixed on the clouds, lips slightly parted from the overwhelming majesty of what I see when I tilt my head thirty degrees upward. It has been there all the time, I just need to think to look up. Does this mean I’m getting older? Is realizing the invigorating natureof the heavens a sign of aging? Have I crossed over from the excitement of my youth to become…boring?
Or am I harnessing the excitement of youth, the very ecstasy of discovery which propels us through our early years? To realize new joys in life’s simple treasures–is this the key to a life void of ennui?
And the clouds. The sun, the clouds, the rays of light. They are phenominal, arriving in so many shapes and forms–dawn, dusk, cirrus, cumulus, stratus, overcast, stormy–there is never a dull moment up above.
If ever I am going to find a transition to banana cake, this is it. This week’s TWD recipe, chosen by Kimberly of Only Creative Opportunities, comes in many varieties–made with coconut milk, made with yogurt, frosted and fancy, or plain and simple–all of the varieties are spectacular. This I can only assume because while I only made one adaptation, it was a pretty big one which confirms (in my mind) the malleability of this recipe. I accidentally used the entire can of coconut milk instead of the simple half cup called for. Any cake that can happily withstand the addition of 4 times the amount of coconut milk needed is a friend of mine.