I seem to making some misses lately. Not all have been complete fails but nonetheless not optimal results. But this is why I'm here... to experiment, to try, to see if my ideas works and deal with whatever results I end up with. In this case - a wet pancake.
Now I can't blame the recipe as I didn't follow it exactly (never do) nor the instructions (obviously). I decided to try baking it differently by using an non-preheated spring form pan thinking it would be easier to plate after baking and it just didn't work out. Tasted ok, but of course the added ice cream we scooped on top of messy portioned pieces helped out a lot. Needless to say I'm going to give this another shot because I've made this before with beautiful results. So I will be pulling out the ol' cast iron pan for a proper attempt of this delicious treat on another cool evening...
By the way - a proper cherry clafoutis is supposed to look something like this:
As I have mentioned before, I ride my bike nearly daily. Commutes are far more fun to and from work by bike than on a packed bus. While on most weekends I can usually be found cruising along the river or meeting up with friends for a bevvie somewhere. So in this regard I also wear a helmet. The choice is personal and is mostly due to the unpredictability of drivers since I am on the road for at least some of the time every time I'm out and about.
Wearing a helmet has it's pros, cons and politics but the point I'm here to discuss is hairstyle. Generally, I'm not too girly so arriving at my destination a little unkempt is generally of little concern. I do try to not look like a complete dirtbag with a little pre-planning such as carrying a small mirror for a post-ride hair check... However, since I also have occasionally unruly curly hair I have usually been stuck with the standard ponytail to tie back the ol' locks between point A and B. Although technically functional it does get a little boring having the same 'do all the time. But not anymore folks!
A few weeks ago I saw a lady riding her bike with a 1940s/Downton Abbey/hair-banded style that looked stunning but looked far too difficult for this one-style-wonder to figure out. I then saw a similar style on a pretty server at National on 17th during Stampede but it was quite elaborately and looked like a lot of effort. Either way, the universe was telling me it was time figure out what this was and how to replicate it so off to the internet I went and straight to YouTube to find a how-to video (which apparently every 13-25 year old woman is doing these days...) for the style. There are a lot of variations but I went with the basic and voila! Success!!
Even after riding all day I still think it looked awesome. However, I'll be packing a few extra bobby pins next time to secure wispy fly-aways.
Now I'm all set for bike dates! Hooray :)