The Organic Android Chocolate Birthday Cake

The Android that ruled the birthday chocolate cake.

The Android that ruled the birthday chocolate cake.

The success of my first meal convinced me to continue cooking and experimenting with different recipes, always changing something and adding a new twist of my own!  Here I baked my first chocolate cake completely running off course with the online recipe.  I start off with a recipe but I just can’t help unleashing my imagination.  It’s just plain fun.  Made with fresh organic strawberries, 70% dark belgian chocolate, organic flour, organic sugar, organic butter, and lots of creative juices.  Everybody at the birthday swooned over it!

The Accidental Cook

The meal that taught me how to be a cook.

The meal that taught me how to be a cook.

I learned how to cook quite accidentally.  I needed to cook dinner on short notice.  In haste I pulled out the closest cook book nearby which happened to be a Costco cookbook.  I went directly to the table of contents, looked up pasta recipes, and decidedly chose to cook chicken basil pappardelle.  The picture looked good as did the recipe.   I read through the recipe quickly, jot down a list of ingredients I needed and dashed to the grocery store.  When I returned, I pulled up my sleeves and just started going down the list of steps I needed to take.  I was nervous because truthfully I didn’t know what I was doing would produce an edible meal but I marched on.  I poured, stirred, peeled, chopped.  After about an hour, a presentable meal was complete.  I grabbed a fork, tasted what I had created and was amazed.   But was it just me?  Dinner rolled around.  When my guests started spooling their creamy white wine infused angel hair pasta I started sweating.  I hope they like it, I prayed in my heart.  It was like slow motion as they lifted the food to their mouths.  Then, everyone’s eyes started rolling back in epicurious delight.