Thursday, February 20, 2014

Blueberry Dark Chocolate Muffins

Packed with lots of great for you stuff, these are hard to resist!

1c Whole Wheat Flour
2c White Flour
1/4 c Ground Almond Meal
1/4 c Ground Flax
1/3 c Sugar
1/3 c Brown Sugar
4 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
2 Beaten Eggs
1 1/2 c Milk
1/2 Oil
1 tsp Vanilla
1 c Frozen  Blueberries
1 c Dark Chocolate Chips

Whisk together dry ingredients. Whisk together wet ingredients.  Mix gently together.  Fold in blueberries and chocolate chips. Bake at 400 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. Makes about 24.

I like to make jumbo muffins which I cook at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

2014 goals and resolutions

-replace Facebook time with; journaling, photography, blogging, drawing, reflecting, studying, writing, and reaching out

-write a book about what to do with your life now that you are thirty and not married.

-write and stick to a budget.

-use your degree, on your terms.

-set up your studio: make and worry about relevancy later.

-hike to waterfalls.

-Make and eat less goodies.

-express love more often

-experiment upon the word.

-acquire something you need to express to the world

-express it.

-travel the world via books, Netflix,  and movies.

-forgive yourself for being rude and alone.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Diversion

The blueberries and peaches needed to be eaten.
In the form of a pie.
I agree three pieces was a bit much.
Why do I try to be smart, my mouth included?
Sitting, waiting, stewing, pie eating.
So I went for a run.
Okay not a run.
Walking briskly with intent.
Until it is got to me, ever since I fell I've been afraid of running.
Not to be defeated I gave it a try.
Fat jiggling,  feet hurting, then I remembered I wasn't wearing a bra.
I got sick and threw up.
What if I was that girl who kisses strangers waiting for the bus?
How do things like that even happen?
Still he doesn't call.
Still things are awkward.
Why do I have to like people at all?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Haircut

So, because of my Lupus, my hair has been falling out if droves. It reaches a certain point when you just have to embrace it and realize you aren't fooling anybody. So I decided to have a bit of fun with it. I called my friend over and we had a head shaving party. Not quite ready to shave the whole thing, we left the top a little longer. I also decided to go blonde so it would blend in with my scalp a little better.

 

Precut:

 

Half Way:

 

Final Result:  

 
I kinda love it.  

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Southwest chicken salad

Super yummy as wraps or a dip, maybe even add some pasta. ..

2 cooked shredded chicken breast
1 can corn
1 can black beans,  drained & rinsed
1 bell pepper,  chopped
1 bunch green onions,  chopped
1 tomato,  chopped
1 avocado,  chopped
Mix and add:
8 oz. Sour Cream
1/4 tsp. Cumin
1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Onion powder
Salt and pepper
1 tbl. Cilantro,  minced
1/2 lime juice
Stir well and marinate in fridge for a while
I served mine with peach salsa.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Yeastie Beastie - The best pet ever.

Collecting Yeast


The other day my friend requested a trade; he would mow my lawn if I made him some bread starters with non-commercial yeast. I had never even entertained the thought that could be possible, so I did some online research. Yes, you can collect yeast a variety of ways. Here is my experiment:

I mixed in a large applesauce jar:

2 Tblsp. Honey
A handful of raisins
A few grains of store bough yeast, just to get it headed in the right direction

Then I filled the jar approx. 80% full of water, closed the lid and put it in a sunny window for a couple days. Once there were bubbles and the raisins were all floating, I opened it up and it had a nice fermented smell. I took some out to begin the starter and stored the rest in the fridge. I now need to figure out how to restore it.


 
 Day 1
 
 
 Day 1
 
 
 Day 2
(" 'cause I know how you like raisins")
 
 
Day 3
All Done!
 
I started the starter and will post about that in a different blog, but it is looking and smelling good so far! I just used the yeasty water in place of the water called for in the recipe and omitted the store bought yeast. 

Jammin