First of all, I apologize (again) for all the blog craziness that started yesterday. As I mentioned in the previous dummy-post, I finally decided to move all of my content over to a private hosting account – that I’ve owned for a while now.
Unfortunately, none of the parties involved make it easy for you. And as (I like to think) I’m pretty good with tech & web stuff, there was no way I was going to pay over 100 dollars to get someone else to do the transfer for me. It took a while, but I’m pretty sure everything is up and running by now – necessary plugins and all. Nothing got lost, and everything is backed up.
On another note, I had hardly any work to do this weekend since I just finished the bulk of my midterms. So I had a little bit of time to de-stress, which was quite nice.
Halloweekend, in pictures! [note numerous occurrences of the color orange…]
Starting the morning with green juice! and snow…
It seems that now is the season for orange! Now starting with a now-to-me fruit: persimmons. I’m not sure if I had ever tried a persimmon before, but they are easily a new favorite of mine. I even tried both of the common varieties. First up, the fuyu. Sliced up in a big bowl of oat groats.
Next up, the hachiya. Be careful if you buy these. They cannot be eaten when the are still hard – the astringency will dry out your mouth and make you feel sick, not fun.
Instead, you have to wait until they are mushy, what would normally be considered over-ripe. Then you can eat the flesh, but it’s impossible to cut up or bite into. It comes out something like this:
There were slices of failed (but tasty) kabocha pie.
Snacks for solo adventure part 2! (click to see part one, the high line)
Delicious flavor – I wish they made seasonal flavors all year round!
Dressed up and ready for this un-seasonally cold October.
I walked around, and admired all the delicious food and pretty things. I didn’t go to buy or eat anything, I just needed an excuse to get out of the room after the crazy snowstorm.
There was orange aplenty!
And, I got a hot chocolate on the way out, to help with the cold weather.
And, what would a free weekend be without some baking?
Chocolate cupcakes, slightly modified from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, spiced buttercream from OhSheGlows.com.
And instead of buying halloween candy (avoiding crazy addicting processed sugars), I had a few bites of nature’s candy! And maybe a cupcake. Or two.
Dates = natures candy. Natural sugar for the win.
How was your halloweekend? Was it full of orange?
For self-hosted bloggers – any advice/suggestions for a smooth-running site?