Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread 
ala Delacruz Family's taste buds..

1 stick butter
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. sour cream
2 tbsp. shredded carrots
1/8 spear of zucchini, chopped fine
2 ripe bananas
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup nuts ( preferred is walnuts )
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. baking soda

Cream butter. Add sugar. Add eggs, one at a time.  Mash bananas. Add sour cream.  Add flour, sugar and the mashed bananas last for optimum flavor.  If desired, add another banana.  Bake at 325 F for 35 minutes or longer until the toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the banana bread.  Do not overbake.  It is baked when the toothpick comes clean and slightly brown on top.  

This recipe is so much improved by adding veggies...
Variations of this recipe can be made by adding chocolate chips.  Or for another occasion, raspberries and orange zest with mediterranean greek style yogurt ( three tablespoons ).  For another occasion, add strawberries.  Experiment with your seasonal fruits, and experiment with the sugar levels as it will vary in taste depending on the acidity or sweetness of the fruits. 

Friday, June 5, 2009

Trying to be high tech with Kevin

I am humbled that I do not know much about loading photos and inserting videos. Let us now try. I am learning to be in the 21st century. Lovely, the photo is now uploaded.

I am part of the old world. I grew up using the typewriter, correcting ribbon, and not much else.

Well, now to learn I-pod, cell phone, computer, flickr, bluetooth, digital cam, blogging puts a   frustration overload on my brain. Lucky for me, a 22 year old UC Berkeley graduate, Kevin Hamano took the time to care and to extend his professional help to get me out of this.  

And I am now more adventuresome using these high tech tools. Thanks to Kevin for bridging this generational-tech gap! I am moving away from frustration into more adventure.

I can now post photos, blogs, and even recipes!