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Saturday morning are not like they used to be. I remember sitting in front of the T.V. to eat cereal and watch cartoons. They didn't run cartoons on any other day. Oh, well, the hands of time point in one direction. We did eat cereal. Cocoa Pebbles. They are gluten free and my children will eat them. That is a win win.

After breakfast we started to get ready for the day. Getting grubbies on and slathering on the sun block; filling masson jars with ice, water, and lime-ade.

Chocolate Pancakes :)

 This is one of those recipes that is not very exact. I do hope it gives you enough of a direction so that you can follow your own ideas to their conclusions. The idea for this recipe start with a bunch of posts I saw last year for Valentines day Red Velvet Pancakes. I t hung out for quite sometime and didn't make a lot of noise. One day I was going to make pancakes for my kids and didn't have all the ingredients I needed. I did, however, have a bag of Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Brownie Mix. Why not make chocolate pancakes?

I simply love this dish. We grew up eating it. I have made a few adjustments here or there, but it still reminds me of our house in Michigan. I need to find a scanner or go to a photo place and scan up all these photos I have. They would be fun to share.

Garden 1

Zucchini is blooming. The lavender is out of control. In the back you can see some basil both purple and green. Trellised behind are a few tomato plants.

I do not like box mixes. So, I am not sure how to compare this to those. All I really know is that we like it.

Last year I had many flowers and herbs. I tried to grow bush beans but they flooded and burned up. I had six tomato plants. I think the birds ate more then we did.

405670_3130556747558_878407452_n Garden January 2012

 

DSCN0069 These are quite simple. You can personalise them. They are tasty and fun. The first thing I do is make up a package of Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Pizza Crust mix. After it rises I split it into 4 balls. I place 2 on opposite sides of a greased cookie sheet. Then I pat and press them out into circle like shapes.

DSCN0055 I was sceptical when I started this adventure. I am happy to report it turned out well. After canning the slaw is not crisp but is is still crunchy. It reminds me of left over fresh coleslaw. It is nice to have a way to save all the cabbage before it goes bad. Bluntly; this is sweet pickled cabbage. This makes 3 to 4 pints. Ingredients:

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