Today’s Mofo theme is Something Blue!
So up there was my face when I saw this prompt. I did have plans for a blue cake but I didn’t want to use blue food colouring. So the big scientific plan was to boil up some red cabbage then mix in baking soda to the strained liquid, which makes it turn blue. But I didn’t have a red cabbage and I figured once I started adding other cakey ingredients, the groovy blue colour would change to something gross.
It’s a really beautiful spring day here in Melbourne so I took the camera out for a walk to photograph anything blue, but first up I have a couple favourite things shown below. My navy blue Skechers Go Walk 2 shoes, which are vegan. On the right is a neckace my mum has had since the 70s.
I hardly saw anything blue on my walk so I got some purple instead. Wherever I saw ‘blue’ I was all SNAP! You know that Amelia Jane story where she gets Nurse’s scissors and every time she sees a rose on the nursery carpet she goes SNIP? That was me today, but SNAP.
Then I figured what the heck, I’ll make something with blueberries. I threw together a rough no-oil blueberry lemon loaf with aquafaba, crossing my fingers and hoping the use of coconut sugar would be okay. I don’t really like using coconut sugar in place of other sugar as the results are too unpredictable in my experience, so this was a cross-my-fingers effort. It turned out kinda forgettable but the kids liked it which means I can use it as a snack when they’re doing the I’m hungreeee thing at 3pm.