Thursday, May 17, 2012


As in I am only one and a half days from 10 days off.  And I am itchin' to go.  Now.  I am also trying to keep my expectations reasonable - very difficult for me, given 10 whole glorious days stretching ahead.  Oh, the possibilities!!

Some things lined up are:  getting more memory put in my laptop (a creaky old Dell that I won't part with), celebrating Sylvie's birthday (late), putting up the final panel in the guest bathroom (only four years late), clean chicken coop, clean goat barn, finish planting garden, send Acacia and Banyan off to their new home in NH.

Since "Delly" will be at the computer clinic, there may be a missed Monday Musings.  Never fear - I continue to muse and will pick up the beat the following Monday.  And just to bring this week to a perfect end - it has been completely hellish - they are predicting frost tonight and tomorrow morning.  Of course they are.  I mean, why not?  It only got up to near 80 degrees yesterday.  Why wouldn't we expect frost tonight?  I drip sarcasm.

For Nancy, here is the recipe for the brown rice flour pancakes:

Rice Flour Pancakes
Adapted from The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook

1 Cup brown rice flour
1/4 Cup tapioca flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Nathan gum
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1-1/2 Cup milk (any kind will do - soy, hemp, rice, etc.)
1 egg
2 Tablespoons melted virgin coconut oil
1 Tablespoon agave nectar

Mix dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.  You can make a big batch and put it in a jar to use as a mix.  In a separate bowl, whisk the wet ingredients together.  Add wet ingredients to dry and mix gently.

Heat a medium skillet (I always use cast iron) and add a little coconut oil or butter.  Once heated, pour about a 1/2 cup of batter and cook until bubbles rise and break on surface of pancake.  Flip over and cook a minute or two.  Continue to use all the batter.  This made about 7-8 medium sized pancakes.  I froze the leftovers.


Michelle said...

We had weather like that. It drove me crazy. We are finally getting nice weather we can count on.

petey said...

We could be twins! I am experiencing the same weather.
Have a great time on your ten days!!

Candy C. said...

Ten whole days off! Remember when that meant nothing to do or an out-of-town vacation? You will be soooo busy it will just fly by! ;~)

Jane @ Hard Work Homestead said...

Well we did have a )(@$*)#( frost last night after the worthless weatherman said the low would only be 48! I lost quite a bit. So I soooo fell you! Try to have a little fun on your 10 days off.

Erin said...

10 days off! Wow, I wish you the best of weather and long, long days :)

Mama Pea said...

I know you are going to run yourself ragged for ten whole days! But you'll feel wonderful for all you'll get done. Pretend you're "retired" and can just go on doing whatever you wish every day forever. But wait, then it might be waaaay too hard to go back to having to earn a living at the end of the time off. Forget I said that. It wasn't too bright of me. I know you'll get bunches done, but you'll enjoy your time off also. You'd better or several of us out here in Blogland will have to come and straighten you out. Hope you have a wonderful time doing just what you want to do at home!

SweetLand Farm said...

enjoy your 10 days off!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the recipe!