Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
The theme in their wedding was 1 Corinthians 13 - though I have previously shared it with you I thought I would share it with you all again for this occasion -
The sign on the side of their truck...
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I have been looking for a healthy and tasty muffin recipe with lots of different types of things in them. I didn't find what I was looking for so last week I made up my own recipe with some interesting ingredients. Our whole family enjoyed them. Let me know what you think!
1 1/4 cups rice milk*
2 cups oats
Stir oats and milk in small bowl, let sit while you mix up the other ingredients.
Dry ingredients -
3 cups flour**
1/2 cup coconut
2/3 cups raisins
3/4 cup sucanet***
4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
Wet ingredients -
1/2 cup coconut oil - melted****
3 large bananas - mashed
1 small tin crushed pineapple - drained
1 tsp. vanilla
In a large bowl measure first 7 ingredients. Stir well to mix. Make a well in center.
In a small bowl beat eggs until frothy. Mix in coconut oil, bananas, pineapple and vanilla. Stir well and add oatmeal mixture, then stir into flour mixture in large bowl. Stir just until moist. Fill greased or paper lined muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 400° for about 21 minutes. Makes about 27 muffins
I made this recipe with substitutions in mind :) where the stars are in the recipe I have some ideas if you are making this recipe with common ingredients.
*cow or goat milk
**white or whole wheat flour
***1 1/2 cups white sugar
**** margarine, butter or olive oil
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
I was very blessed to have two wonderful friends here for my birthday, Tannis and Louise (you will know them from previous posts). Thank-you so much for coming girls! It was a lot of fun to have you. We will have to do it again soon.
Thank-you also to my wonderful parents, brothers and my grandparents for giving me such a nice birthday. I love you all!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I asked Erin if I could check something on her blog, she gave me the info and here I am!
I actually wanted to sneak on here to say "HAPPY 17th BIRTHDAY ERIN" 17 on June 17 - "Happy Golden Birthday" so our friend Caroline has told us it is...
Dad, Mom, Shawn and Scott
Monday, June 14, 2010
“The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.”
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
4 cups whole-wheat flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup shortening or lard
2/3 cup water or milk
Mix the dry ingredients then cut in the shortening until finely blended. Pour in the water and stir until batter forms into a soft ball, like pastry. (if you have a food processor all this can be done in a few seconds) Divide the dough into 4 parts. Roll each part as thin as possible. Slide the sheet of dough onto a non-buttered cookie sheet, With a pizza cutter or pastry wheel or knife, mark the dough into small squares. To prevent bubbling, prick the dough all over with the tines of a fork. Sprinkle with salt (we use celtic sea salt).
Bake at 400° for almost 10 minutes, or until crisp and pale brown. Slide the sheet onto a cooling rack and break them were you marked them before cooking.These keep very well, if they last long enough!
~My own notes:
-I use water
-whole spelt usually as Mom and I try not to use the wheat flour
-Less sugar (or sometimes I have used none - but they taste better with a bit)
-I have been using organic coconut oil in these crackers - it tastes great! I only use about 1/4 cup as you do not need much of it
-I usually store in a large jar
Taken from "Schmecks Appeal" By Edna Staebler
(Edna lived to be 100 years old...and she loved these crackers!)