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GF pancake recipe

I've been reacting to commercial GF replacement flour recently, I suspect because of the soy component. So I've come up with a pancake recipe that uses rice flour as a base.


3/4 cup rice flour
1/4 cup ground nuts of your choice (I use almond meal, but it should work with hazelnuts or peanuts or whatever)
1/2 cup shredded/desiccated coconut
2 eggs
1 tsp GF baking powder
1 dessert spoon white wine or cider vinegar
approx. 1 cup milk (or liquid substitute)
# 1/3 to 1/2 cup mashed/grated fruit or veg
++ 1 tspn vanilla essence, or a tsp of another flavouring to match your mashed fruit/veg
++ sugar or salt to taste (I don't add any, as the fruit gives enough sweetness)
++ 1/2 tspn spices/herbs to taste
butter or oil to cook

# Pick whatever fruit/veg you like. You should be able to make these either savoury or sweet, depending on whether you add fruit or veg to the mix. So far, I have made these with mashed over-ripe banana, and mashed over-ripe persimmon. It should also work with mashed stewed apple, or finely grated raw apple, mashed cooked pumpkin, mashed avocado, finely grated raw zucchini or something similar.

++ Optional ingredients. If you add veg, leave out the vanilla essence; you could add something salty instead, like a tsp soy sauce or something that compliments the veg flavour. Same with spices/herbs - add to taste depending on the fruit/veg you've chosen. I don't add any additional salt/sugar, as the topping I eat with the pancake adds enough for me, but you can add to taste.


Mash or grate your fruit/veg and beat the eggs. Add in dry ingredients. Mix in half the milk, slowly adding more as needed until you have a pancake batter. It will take about a cup of milk, but might be a bit more or a bit less, depending on the moisture in your fruit/veg.

On a low heat, melt some butter or use some cooking spray on your frying pan. Ladle in around half to three quarters of a cup of batter. The low heat is important, as the pancakes will be more fragile than those made with wheat flour. As long as you cook each one until the top of the pancake is mostly set (bubbles will appear and pop, and there won't be any jiggle if you shake the pan) you should be able to flip it all in one piece. 

The cooked pancakes will be soft and fluffy, and have a cake-like texture inside.

Serve with whatever you usually eat on pancakes. I like marmalade, but you could melt a slice of cheese on top, or use lemon/sugar, or whatever.

This recipe will make about 4 pancakes. This entry was originally posted at https://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/458644.html.
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Dear Space-Swap Letter

Dear fellow space-lover,

Thank you so much for making something for me! Hopefully what follows will make that as easy as possible for you. :)

First and foremost, please make something you love. That will always lead to something good, and I will appreciate the love you've put into it. The notes below are meant as a guide to what I like, but not as a prescription you must follow to the letter. I really like stuff that's experimental and takes chances, so by all means use my prompts as a starting point, and then follow your muse!

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Fic: Saving What We Love (Star Wars, Leia & Rose, PG-13)

This was my entry for Chocolate Box this year. I haven't ever written Star Wars before, which is ironic considering it was my first fandom as a kid. I was expecting to write Venom or Good Omens for Chocolate Box, and really only offered Star Wars as a stretch goal, not expecting it to match, and certainly not on Rose! But it turned out that was the only match I had with Melody_Jade's requests. I'm glad it worked out that way, though. I'll no doubt write more Venom and maybe even finish my Good Omens WiP one day, but I only have vidding ideas for Star Wars so who knows if I'll ever write it again. But once I read Melody_Jade's prompts, I really wanted to write Rose. Leia is my fave, so it was a delight to have a go at writing her as the General, and it was really interesting finding out about Rose as I wrote her.

They are both awesome and fun. Plus, together, they fight crime wars!
Fandom: Star Wars
Rating: PG-13
Relationship: Leia Organa & Rose Tico
Warnings: None
For: Melody_Jade, Chocolate Box - Round 5
Summary: “Tico!” Lazslo, the head tech, strode out from the shuttle’s main bay where he'd been working on the internal wiring, giving her dirty appearance an approving once-over. He was a great believer in the virtues of hard work. “The General wants you.” He held out a cleaning-pad that was already showing signs of use. “Better hop to it.”

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This entry was originally posted at https://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/457578.html.
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Fic: Refuge (Venom, Eddie/Venom, PG-13)

I think it's pretty hilarious that I had three WiPs on the go that I was planning to finish for Venomtime's Day, I didn't finish any of them, and I still posted three entries to the fest. LOL. 

I wrote this story in about 6 hours, and finished it literally as I was opening up the fest. It didn't even get a proof-read until the next day, after I'd slept.

Honestly, I'm delighted with this story. It's ridiculous fluff, but I had so much fun with it.

Title: Refuge by [personal profile] cupidsbow  
Fandom: Venom
Rating: PG-13
Relationship: Eddie/Venom
Warnings: None
For: Venomtime's Day 2020
Summary: Venom faces a deportation problem.
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Art: Now & Again (Venom)

About two days out from the Venomtime's Day deadline, I realised I wasn't going to finish any of the WiPs I'd been working on. I thought about what I could finish quickly, and realised I'd been collecting motorbike images for a while, without knowing what I was going to do with them. What can I say -- I just really like comparing the images in the comics to the framing choices in the film. So I had a fun day putting these compare/contrast images together.

Also, as the mod of the Venomtime's Day fest, I could see that Bakageta had posted a gift for me. No, I didn't peek at the fic inself (which is awesome!) until the fest opened, but the way the Ao3 is set up, you can't help but see. So I gifted this to her, because I wasn't sure if I'd finish anything else, and I wanted to show my appreciation. Thank you, Bakageta. You're the best! I hope you found some of these images fun.

Now & Again by [personal profile] cupidsbow
Fandom: Venom
Rating: G
Relationship: Eddie & Venom
Warnings: None
For: Bakageta, who is awesome!  Venomtime's Day 2020
Summary: Eddie and Venom go for a ride. Click for bigness.

From: Along Came A Spider & Venom (2018)

From: Sony Pictures 2018 Venom Comic & Venom (2018)

From: The Hunger & Venom (2018)

This entry was originally posted at https://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/457142.html.
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VID: Beware the Friendly Stranger (Venom)

This was the vid I made for Venomtime's Day this year. It's not actually the vid I planned to make, or started to make. But that vid is only about a third done, because it's a freaking monster of a vid. So I re-saved the project, found a short music track I liked, and cut this together in just a day, using the clips I'd already made.

I think it turned out pretty well, although I wish I was better at masking. Most of the effects sequences look okay, but I could not get the one of Eddie to really look decent. Oh, well. Good practice for the monster WiP that's still on the drawing board!

Visual Source: Venom
Music: Beware the Friendly Stranger by Boards of Canada
Rating: PG-13
Relationship: Venom & Eddie Brock
Warnings: Some flashing lights
For: Venomtime's Day 2020
Summary: The same meeting, different place.
Downloads: VENOM-Beware-cupidsbow.zip (WMV, 15.86MB)
Streaming: Vimeo (Password = Venom), or YouTube

This entry was originally posted at https://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/456894.html.
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Chocolate Box

I took part in Chocolate Box again this year. I like the low-keyness of it. A 300 word minimum is very cool.

There's over a thousand entries this year. You can find the Masterlist here: https://archiveofourown.org/collections/chocolatebox2020/works

A gold star to anyone who guesses mine. Hint: it's something I've never written before.

I was given a sweet little Good Omens ficlet:

Just Right, Good Omens (G)


I've just discovered I was given a second ficlet as a treat! Hooray!

Unexpected Delight, Good Omens (G)

My faves of the fest are:

Herding Cats, Original (G)
Seasonal Queens, Corpse Bride (2005) & The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) (G, art)
As Is Tradition, Original (PG-13)
This entry was originally posted at https://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/456404.html.
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VID: Dance Monkeys (Fred Astair & Ginger Rogers)

I adore Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers. 

I want to start with that before I talk about why I made this vid, and what I was trying to achieve, because the fact that I adore Fred and Ginger is the most important part.
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Oh, and one final thing to finish off. If you thought this vid was called Dancing Monkeys but it now seems to be called Dance Monkeys, gold star. You're right. I posted to Ao3 before I'd added the credits to the vid, and changed the name before go-live, but forgot to change it on Ao3 as well. I've done so now. :)

Visual Source: Fred Astair & Ginger Rogers movies
Music: Dance Monkey, by Tones and I
Rating: PG-13
Relationship: Fred Astair & Ginger Rogers
Warnings: None
For: [personal profile] odessie
Summary: I beg to see you dance just one more time.
Downloads: DanceMonkeys-SM-cupidsbow.zip (MP4, 25.39MB) or DancingMonkeys-cupidsbow.zip (WMV, 65.18MB)
Streaming: Vimeo (Password = Dance!), or YouTube

This entry was originally posted at https://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/455635.html.
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VID: Your Teddy Bear (Paddington Bear, Paddington & Aunt Lucy)

The world is so grim at the moment that I just wanted to make something upbeat and cute as a treat. Paddington to the rescue! :)

Title: Your Teddy Bear, by [personal profile] cupidsbow 
Visual Source: Paddington 1 & 2
Music: (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear by Elvis Presley
Rating: G
Relationship: Paddington & Aunt Lucy
Warnings: Brief flashing lights.
For: [personal profile] jagwriter78 
Summary: Let me be your loving teddy bear.
Downloads:  Paddington-TeddyBear-SM-cupidsbow (MP4, 16.61MB) or Paddington-TeddyBear-cupidsbow.zip (WMV, 44 MB) 
Streaming: Vimeo (Password = paddington), or YouTube

This entry was originally posted at https://cupidsbow.dreamwidth.org/455309.html.