Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Club Updates, October 2014

Things have been moving apace at the Intrepid Ladies Adventure Club and Tea Society. Chief Intrepid Lady Kimberley Thomson Morris has graciously agreed to allow the gentlemen of the Intrepid Ladies to form the Gentlemen's Auxiliary Association, to be headed by Chief Gentleman Paul Morris, her husband. The Gentlemen will be joining the Intrepid Ladies on many adventures as well as having some of their own. October will find both the Ladies and the Gentlemen at the Great Pumpkin Hunt and Witch's Tea on the 19th of October in Hollister Ca. They would be most pleased if those in the area on that day would join them. Details can be found on the Tome of Countenance (or Facebook.)

November 8th the Ladies will be taking tea in honor of the Austentatious Afternoon Tea, a Siren School Nationwide event, at the Quail and Thistle Tea Room in Capitola, CA. Tea time is a firm 11 o'clock in the morning. Do join them if you are able.

Lastly, the Ladies and the Gentlemen will be traveling back to Victorian London on December 6th at the Great Dickens Christmas Faire at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, CA. More details for this holiday occasion can be found in next month gnus cast or on Facebook.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Mom Claudia's Banana Bread

One of the things I love about Autumn is the baking. Banana bread and pumpkin bread are a must this time of year. It smells like home. Here is my mother's recipe for banana bread which she got from her mother, who got it from her mother, who...well, you get the idea.

[image from the eatthecookie blog]

  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8x4 loaf pan.
  2. In large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In another bowl, mash bananas. Stir in eggs and sugar. Stir in flour mixture and mix until just combined. Fold in nuts. Pour in to pan.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes, or until bread tests as done. Cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely before slicing.


Thursday, August 28, 2014

A blogging we will go

This is where I will wax intrepid, adventurous and social