well hello there

There’s not a whole lot of direct information in my about page. You have to read between the lines a little bit. I’m sure you can figure it out.

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And yet… And yet. We’re slowly coming up on a year since I started this rambling-into-the-interwebs journey. I’ve made cookies, cookies, cookies, more cookies, cakes, and some healthy stuff too. I’ve been whiny, I’ve travelled, I’ve run reasonably far distances. I’ve tried to bribe people to be my friends, and I’ve said the wrong thing… more than once. But I’ve never truly introduced myself. So:

I’m Kimberly. My friends call me Kimmie. You can too.

I have an undergraduate degree in integrated engineering, which I went into because I thought I loved math. It turned out that I really only love the basic kind. I have a grown-up job that I love though, so it worked out.

My favourite colour is purple. I love dogs and hate cats. I have a lot of pictures of myself doing aerial hoop.

I try to be really nice to everyone, but I don’t always succeed. I love public speaking, but one-on-one or in small groups I’m really shy and sometimes that means I prattle on awkwardly because silence with strangers freaks me out. It’s okay to laugh at me when I do this; I’ll be laughing right along with you. And then I’ll probably ask you to be my friend.

I’m really glad I’m not a teenager anymore (I’m pretty sure my mom is too).

It happens quite often that I’ll be walking alone somewhere, thinking about something that happened to me, and I’ll burst out laughing. I will cry if anyone touches my toes. I avoid Facebook as much as possible and wish people still sent handwritten letters, but I settle for email because it’s faster.

I have a royal blue Fiat 500 named the F-bomb. I used to drive a Miata called Mini-me, because it was just like me: little and white and Asian.

I really appreciate you for reading my blog. I really love banana bread. Segues were never really my forte.

Vegan Banana Bread

Ingredients

three and three quarters cups all-purpose flour
two cups packed dark brown sugar
quarter cup white sugar
two tsp baking powder
one tsp salt
one tsp ground nutmeg
half tbsp ground cinnamon
half tsp allspice
two thirds cup coconut milk
one cup vegetable oil
two cups mashed very ripe banana (about 6)
one cup chopped walnuts, toasted
two thirds cup flaked coconut

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly oil an 8×4 loaf pan and line a muffin pan (or just grease two loaf pans; I only own one).
Mix coconut milk, oil and mashed bananas in a large bowl. Mix in the sugars as well. Sift all the dry ingredients in and stir until the flour is just combined. Fold in the walnuts and flaked coconut.
Pour batter into prepared pans.
Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. My muffins took about 22 minutes and the loaf took about an hour.
When the loaf/muffins are out of the oven, cover with foil and let steam for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a cooling rack and tent loosely with foil until cool.

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