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April 7, 2017

I won’t be able to think of brilliant titles every day or so, so sometimes, the date will have to do!

Health! It’s been wet, chilly and today there is snow on the ground.  While I enjoyed two walks on Wednesday, yesterday I stayed indoors all day.  Not a great choice and one I need to change.  Today the wind is blowing and I know my coat is not built for this challenge.  On the plus side, I am enjoying my daughters tomato soup (from scratch) full of healthy vegetables, including a whole head of garlic (not just a clove or two!)


Wisdom:  Somehow this moved to the middle part, so I’ll leave it there.  I’m learning to see my life as a process that I move into.  Still working through Designing Your Life.  I’m reminded that life is flowing, changing, and navigating it is a process.  I will never be done with it.

Personal Finances: They are depleting!  I need to start my employment search now.  One of the challenges is the needs of my family.  They need to be considered when I’m applying and interviewing.  I suspect online teaching and being a substitute, or something totally different will be the end result.  We are working hard to eliminate waste in the kitchen – and garbage.



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It’s not just for blueberries anymore!

When I think of creativity my first thoughts go to the things I create with needle and thread – mostly knitted things such as:

It involves someone else’s pattern and my adjustments.  This pattern is by Susan B. Anderson and is called Knit Chickens.  http://susanbanderson.blogspot.com/

As you can see, mine does not look at all like the original.  A lot of my creativity is that way – build on the creativity of others.  Which brings me to the recipe I’d like to post today – which builds on the creativity of “The Tightwad Gazette”

If you have Amy Dacyczyn’s combo-tome (All three volumes between just two covers!)  the beginnings of this recipe are on page 466.

What makes this interesting (to me at least) is that I’ve ended up with something that I would never have thought of before.  That’s the blessing of an open mind!

For 12 muffins (although I always double it!) – Preheat oven to 375 – 400 degrees

2 cups kamut or spelt flour

3 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2 – 4  tbsp. sugar (I use organic sugar)

(Mix these together in one bowl with a whisk so that everything is evenly distributed)

In a smaller bowl mix together:

1 egg

1 cup liquid (milk or water)

1/4 cup (or less) canola oil

1/2 tsp. vanilla

I used to just use blueberries as my fruit, and since I have a lot in my freezer, I still do – a good handful of frozen blueberries will do.  But when Clean Eating had a recipe for mango muffins, somewhere a light bulb went on in my head.  I’ve added chopped mango (Don’t buy them too ripe) and lately a chopped peach.  Next week I’m sure it will be chopped nectarine (They’ll be on sale for 99 cents at Co-op in Calgary!)

I guess the point of all of this  (other than another muffin recipe) is that creativity often builds on someone else’s ideas and thoughts.  The results are worth exploring!

In the meantime- have fun creating your new muffins!

I’m going to get ready for the gym!



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