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Etched Behind Eyelids is a series for the snapshots and stories from my everyday life. The phrase ‘Etched Behind Eyelids’ comes from one of my favourite Menzingers songs, ‘After the Party’.

It’s the little things my mind commits // To etch behind my eyelids // Like getting stoned when we wake up // Coffee grounds in coffee cups // Your silhouette in high top sneakers // And hardcore from laptop speakers // The classics to the more obscure // From Minor Threat to your old roommate’s band

Etched Behind Eyelids | September 2019

Monday 30th September 2019

Ed made me a birthday cake following this recipe for a vegan coffee and walnut cake. I first trialled this recipe back in the spring, and it has taken the place of my old favourite sponge cake recipe. The Rose Elliot recipe is pretty good (it was our go-to birthday cake recipe for nearly fourteen years), but the Veganuary one is fluffier and tastes more like a traditional victoria sponge. I made a few adjustments to it though. Instead of 1tsp xantham gum, I use 2tbsps soya flour, and instead of 200ml instant coffee I use 50ml strong filter coffee and 150ml soya milk.

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