Thursday, August 10, 2006
that pesky atmospheric pressure
thanks to the interpretive assistance of my teacher friend (and her car), i was able to find and cart home all the ingredients for my ultimate comfort food: banana chocolate chip walnut pancakes. i unloaded all the ingredients, rubbed my hands together, and realized i had forgotten to buy measuring cups! sigh. this house has EVERYTHING but that. i searched for "measuring cups" in every japanese dictionary i have, imagining some tentative communication with my neighbor, but i couldn't find the word. finally i found some measuring spoons (and since i do happen to know how many tablespoons are in a half cup), i painstakingly measured out 8 tablespoons of milk and 16 tablespoons of flour. but no harm done! with the addition of some extra baking powder to balance out the heavy air down here at sea level, they came out perfectly. take a look. yuuuuuuum.