Sunday, November 8, 2009
Only 2 days to go. I'm beginning to suffer from cabin fever. The good news is that the weather is wonderful and all of the windows are open. Warm sunshine and a cool breeze is the best medicine for me. Throw in a good book to take my mind off my pain and I'm good to go.
A piece of advice, if you even suspect you may have the flu, go get tested. Tamiflu has done wonders to ease the severity of our symptoms and the duration of the illness.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
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Although they did not photograph well, the Apple Oat Muffins are delicious. They remind me of a giant oatmeal cookie. If I had not made them myself, I would never have guessed them to be healthy. They are extremely moist and full of flavor.
Apple Oat Muffins
Amount: 12 medium muffins
Bake: 375 degrees F (190 C) - 20 minutes
1. Preheat oven. Grease/spray muffin pan.
2. Stir together in large mixig bowl and let stand 5 min.:
1 c. buttermilk
1 c. rolled oats (uncooked)
1/2 c. raisins
3. Blend together dry ingredients in seperate bowl:
1 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (I used 2 tsp.)
1/2 tsp. salt
4. Blend vigorously into oats and buttermilk:
1/3 c. honey
5. Cut into wedges, core, and grate coarsely:
1 medium apple, unpeeled
6. Blend dry ingredients into liquid ingredients just until mixed. Fold in grated apple.
7. Fill muffin cups almost full and bake.
8. Cool 5 min. before removing from pan. Turn muffins upside down until ready to serve.
***Sue's notes: These muffis will be moist and heavier than other muffins because of the oats and they do not rise as high. You may think they are not quite baked, but they will be golden brown on the bottom. Best served warm.These are my new favorite muffins!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
We had a blast even though it rained and the hayride didn't happen.
We had a Minnie Mouse (Sara Lynn), a scarecrow, a princess, a cowboy (Daniel - who tells me he is indeed a sheriff), and two firemen. Preciousness!
Did I mention that we moved to within walking distance of my parents? It's been so nice having them close by.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sara Lynn wants you to know that this breakfast is kid approved.
She enjoyed 2 helpings in the photo above.
And because breakfast is my favorite meal of the day...
I had a poached egg served over whole grain cheese toast for lunch.
Just in case you are wondering:
Yes, I still ejoy washing dishes here. Life is good!
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I could not be more pleased!
First of all, the box weighed at least 25lbs. I know. I had to pick it up and carry it to my car myself.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I was referred to Grow Alabama by a friend who knew that eating local organic food was important to me. These people are amazing... be sure to check out the farmer's stories.
Above is a butternut squash which we grew ourselves. It is the last of the fresh produce we enjoyed from our garden before we moved. My favorite way to eat it is roasted in the oven with a little olive oil and sea salt drizzled over the top. Just cut it in half and scoop the seeds out first. Then bake it uncovered @ 375 degrees for about 45 minutes. Easy and delicious!
I believe this CSA if just what we need to tide us over until we are able to plant our own garden in the spring.
***If you decide to become a member, please let them know on your application that you were referred by me - I'll receive bonus veggies for each referral. :)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Some definite fish catching...
And chicken coop building...
Lots and lots of serious playing...
Monday, October 12, 2009
The intense, penetrating blue of an October sky.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
It's been very difficult for me to juggle the needs of my family with the needs of my job. We'll be transitioning to one income in the next few months, and we are confident that we have made the right decision. We trust God with our needs, and feel that He is prompting us to make a lifestyle change.
I have learned the hard way that chemical preservatives, commercial fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides are poison to our bodies. I have Crohn's disease which is a digestive/autoimmune disorder that I believe could have been avoided. I highly recommend the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon if you are interested in this subject. It is full of information and recipes for making a return to traditional foods which nourished the generations before us.
This is a day of great possibilities and opportunities. I hope you'll stick around to see what adventures lie ahead!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Painting and cleaning and making things ready.
All in anticipation of this day.
(If you look closely, you can see our house across the pond.)
I'm tired just thinking of all the packing and unpacking to be done.
But it'll be worth it.
This is where you can find me as soon as I have finished feathering my new nest.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
"I do it myself!" has become her motto...
But she's still my babe.
And thankfully, she's not too big for the occasional piggy back ride.