I am typing with paint covered hands and fingers.
Pink and red and green and more pink.
It's a busy painting day.
But, I had to stop by for a smidge.
What with sparkles and holiday excitement fluttering about...
Also, poppy seeds and hollyhock seeds have arrived.
Mixed seeds are in the garden already.
Spring time makings in the today, I love that.
You know what else I love?
Early winter morning.
When the house is hazy grey.
I turn on the heater in the dining room.
Put on some music, maybe something like this...
Put on the coffee, make some tea for me.
Watch the steam.
Oatmeal pancakes beckon.
(a new invented recipe that worked lovely)
Pop the following in the blender.
(Then heat a skillet, oil and butter it, pour from blender, magic.)
Oatmeal Pancakes (blender style)
1 cup oatmeal
(I use regular oatmeal, not instant)
1 and 3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
Churn in blender until totally incorporated.
(1 minute or so)
Then just pour per desired size onto heated and oiled skillet.
Flip when bubbles appear (about 2 minutes a side)
Makes about 8-10 mid sized cakes
Invite your fave guests.
Almond milk, heated syrup, melted butter - check.
Grey cold day, warm inside.
The turning of Mister's newspaper pages.
Snoring pups by the table.
Raisin faces for fun.
Small raisins for eyes and mouth, giant yellow raisin for nose.
No raisins for dogs of course.
I like making faces on the under side of pancakes.
Crinkly pancake faces.
Butter dripping with real maple syrup.
Need I say more?
Make these, they are so goooooood.
I am happy to be alive.
And happier to be alive and happy :)
Life is a crazy place.
Sometimes, we just need to throw everything up in the wind and have oatmeal pancakes.
Okay, I must get back to work.
If all works out, new little faces sooooon!
How are ya out there in the world?
It's cooool here, brrrr.
We had a freeze and had to run out and collect last pumpkins like mad people.
And gourds too.
(there are a dozen I can't reach in the trees)
ps: Fall was/is weird this year so I just got my seeds in the ground yesterday.
I always plant the Fall max mix from American Meadows.
(in fall rain)
In fact, when you go there, the first pic on the site is my garden that grew from their seeds.
I love their seeds.
My garden pic...
I tried to write them once to ask to give you all a discount, but didn't get a response.
Oh well ;)
Their seeds still rock, if you need some.
And they actually grow.
Toss them out in that cold fall rain, you will have magic in spring.