I live alone with my preschooler in an off-grid cabin on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia.
"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Monday, 1 May 2017
The beauty of oatmeal
Oatmeal flour is easy to make and much more nutritious for you than either white or whole wheat flour. I make mine in an ordinary blender. I put in a cup or two of rolled oats and grind for approx. 30 seconds. I have been experimenting using it in cookie recipes as a flour substitute but the day I tried it in pancakes - I knew I had found something simply glorious. Here it is: 1 1/2 cups oatmeal; 1 Tablespoon whole flax seeds; 2 Tablespoons cashews ( I make mine slightly rounded) 1/4 teaspoon sea salt; 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder; 1 cup of water; 2 Tablespoons honey; Put the oatmeal, cashews and flax seeds in the blender and grind until it is a coarse flour. Pour it into a bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Allow it to sit and thicken while your frying pan or griddle gets hot. Enjoy!