Recipe: Chocolate Waffles

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01 Feb Recipe: Chocolate Waffles

Last Saturday, along with two double lattes, I ate waffles and raisins. As far as my food intake went, that was about it. We shall not count the wine as I consider that “medication.”

Andrew was pretty steamed at me for ignoring my health — a luxury I often deny him — but I was stressed, and carbs and coffee are the way I cope. After ignoring my blog theme’s upgrades for well over a year, I decided Saturday would be the ideal time to catch up. As punishment for my neglect, I was forced to leap three generations in one go. Being clueless about all the incremental changes that had gone on in my absence, things got messy. Very messy. Hence the sugar and caffeine.

Thumbnail images disappeared then reappeared five times their expected size. The header went AWOL for a good hour while I whimpered, “No no no no no nonononono!” I credit this whinging with the near miraculous return of the vanished image because it sure wasn’t tech skills that brought it back. I have no record of the colour I selected for the navigation bar, so spent a good hour playing with hues that ranged from a retina-burning lime green to a depressingly drab olive too ugly for army fatigues. And we won’t even get into how all my replies to your comments played hide & seek.

So if things look a little different. They are. Some changes are intentional — for instance, teasers are now 2-up. Andrew says that’s okay. I’m not sure if he’s lying to keep me sane or if he really likes it. What do you think? Be honest. I can take it (now).

On the other hand, some changes are unintentional, or worse, unidentified. I’ve been fiddling with tweaks all week, and while I caught a lot of minor glitches, am sure a few still lurk in the shadows. If you find something broken, blame me and then tell me about it via the comments section. I’ll see if I can fix it.

In the meantime, here are some soothing, chocolately carbs for your troubles.


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  • TCohoe
    Posted at 12:13h, 01 February Reply

    Hi Charmian. The place looks great. I have to admit that I usually read your posts via Google Reader so I don’t get to you site very often and so can’t speak re: changes. However, I love how it looks. Clean, good spacing, easy to read fonts and colours. Try not to stress – it’s lovely as usual.

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 12:45h, 01 February Reply

      Thanks so much for taking the time to check things out. I really appreciate this since you read the blog via a feed and don’t normally come directly to the site.

      Great to know you can read it easily. I just know there’s a bug or two still to be fixed but danged if I can find it.

      Thanks again. I really appreciate the feedback!

  • Nancy
    Posted at 17:43h, 01 February Reply

    Glad it’s not just me–I spent a good hour cursing and weeping the other night, and that was just trying to change some of my template settings. I particularly admire and envy your choice of green; my attempts to get Blogger to give me an aesthetically pleasing and readable shade of green were completely unsuccessful.

    • Charmian Christie
      Posted at 18:03h, 01 February Reply

      The green is 7C9E33. Kind of rolls off the tongue, eh?

      I gave up on Blogger since I simply couldn’t figure out how to customize it. While WordPress is easier, it’s not nearly as “plug and play” as techies would have you believe.

      After difficulties setting up the self-hosted blog, one tech person tried to reassure me by saying people like me kept him employed. Uh, thanks? Yup. I feel your pain.

  • shaikha
    Posted at 16:27h, 02 July Reply

    I tried this tonight and it was good, however, the recipes needs more sugar

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