Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Good Days, Bad Days. Humbug. Just Carrot Cake!

There are good times and there are bad. It's just the simple cycle that we live in.
So let's say yesterday was the downside.
When the gloom sets in, its quite easy to give in to evil tendencies. 
The mind 'loses it' and starts dancing a savage dance! 

Step 1
The Big Bang Theory Season '2'episode 15
The Big Bang Theory Season '2'Episode 16
- Laugh. Laugh. Snigger.
2nd half of Valentines Day
- Cry. Cry. Go 'awww'
Friends Season 'Don't know' episode 'Don't care'
- Stare at Chandler. Stare at Joey. Laugh at Ross.
Random news channel to get rid of feeling like a sitcom addict
- Look at news anchor. Switch off tv.

Step 2
Walk to parents room.
Contemplate starting conversation with mother. Decide against it.
Walk to balcony.
Think about nature and the beauty around. Get bored.
Walk to bookshelf.
Pick a book out. Dust it and put it back.
Walk to bathroom.
Wonder why you walked to bathroom.

Step 3
Switch on. Log in. Sign in. Sign out. Log off. Switch off.
Open. Dial. Green button. 'tring tring' Quickly punch red button.
Unlock. Scroll. Select. Play. Pause. Stop. Lock.

Yes. There are good days and bad ones.
For the odd grey day, it's important to understand that nothing but a dose of love and care will help. Some TLC. Some smiles. Some reading of the mind and saying of the right things at the right time. 
But then again we live on earth and all of that is next to impossible. 
So the alternative...

It is gooey
It is sweet
It has zing
It has carrot
Bugs Bunny can take a hike
So if you want to have a go at it, then whisk yourself some of this - 

300g Brown Sugar
3 Eggs
300ml Sunflower Oil
300g Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground ginger
1/2 salt
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
300g carrots, grated
100g shelled walnuts

Put the sugar, eggs and oil in a mixer (or use a handheld electric whisk) and beat until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Slowly add the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, salt and vanilla extract and continue to beat until well mixed.
Stir in the grated carrots and walnuts by hand until they are all evenly dispersed. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tins and smooth over with a palette knife. Bake in the preheated oven for 20–25 minutes, or until golden brown and the sponge bounces back when touched. Leave the cakes to cool slightly in the tins before turning out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

It's a crazy life but certain things make it wonderful. 
This is one of those magical things!


  1. I want some! If having a bad day is a qualifier, I am entitled to eat this almost everyday! :p yay!

  2. Hear Hear!! odd grey day Megha? krkrkrkr

  3. Can u pls post a eggless version of this recipe asap. Thanks a ton

    1. I haven't yet started experimenting with eggless cakes. Will post them as soon as I do :)