French Pancake

I woke up this morning with one thing on my mind.  French Pancake!! With strawberries and Cajeta maple syrup! If you have never had one you are in for a real treat.  They are so crazy easy to make and only require 4 ingredients. French Pancake 2 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup flour 4 Tablespoons butter Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  In a ovenproof skillet melt 4 tablespoons of butter.  Beat 2 eggs in a bowl than whisk in 1/2 cup of milk.  Add 1/2 cup of flour to the egg mixture and mix well.  Pour into skillet and bake for 20 minutes until puffed and golden brown. Puffed, golden brown and De~Lish! That’s all there is to it! Now you don’t have to tell everyone how easy it is.  Let them believe you were up all morning working to make them a special treat for breakfast and…

Fermenting Fun!

I have big plans for this summer.  We moved our garden and made it a little bigger for this year.  I am hoping to be able to plant a larger variety of fruits and veggies with better success.  I also want to use more of my herbs, learning to make oils, teas, tinctures and syrups taking a more holistic approach.  I’d like to be able to incorporate my herbs, fruits and vegetables into my homemade goat soap and candles.   My goal this year will be to put up more of my crop to last us longer through the winter months and to feed my family and animals healthier.  One way I’d like to do this is through fermentation. I’ve been reading a lot about natural fermentation and all its many health benefits.  I want to learn to culture vegetables, fruits and to make my own condiments.  Lacto-fermentation increases the…

Greenhouse Flower Show

My girlfriend works at a greenhouse.  They were having their Springtime Flower Show so I went to spend some time with her.  She gave me the tour. The theme this year was “Birds in the backyard”.  I ~wish~ my backyard looked like this! I ~wish~ I had that potting table, exactly like it is displayed, surrounded by all these beautiful shrubs and flowers.  Tulips, hyacinths and daffodils in every color. So pretty.  So fragrant. I ~wish~ you could smell the flowers. My very talented girlfriend made a succulent wall planter filled with Sedums.  Hens and Chicks  Don’t you ~wish~ you had one? Hanging orchids and air-plants. Orchids in all colors. My orchid hasn’t bloomed since last April.  I ~wish~ I was better at orchids. A resident frog in the greenhouse pond.  Isn’t he the cutest? Amaryllis.  I’ve never seen one striped like this before.  I love it.  I tried to force my amaryllis this…