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Martinmas Ideas

Martinmas 2014Martinmas is coming soon… tomorrow. November 11.

 

If you are not familiar with this sweet celebration and tradition, read up here.

http://homenaturally.org/martinmas/

 

If you want to make your own lantern, I LOVE this tutorial.

http://bobbinsandbrambles.blogspot.com/2010/11/lantern-tutorial.html

 

And if you want to bake a typical Martinmas treat, try this.

http://germanfoods.org/recipes/st-martins-day-weckmann/

 

And if you feel like singing, go here.

http://astorytellingofcrows.blogspot.com/2008/11/i-go-outside-with-my-candle-lantern.html

 

Happy Saint Martin’s day.

 

 
 

Calendula Muffins

Even though it is officially fall, you might still be able to harvest some of the late summer fruits, vegetables, and flowers. So I hope some of you are still able to find some calendula flowers and try this simple, awesome, and healthy recipe. It is so much fun to let your kids pick flowers, take the leaves off, and throw them in the dough. No hesitation, just pure joy. It must be a wonderful day when we get to put flowers in muffins. – Yes, it is a beautiful day.Calendula

Calendula is often used as a medicinal herb but it is also a great edible flower to add to your food. The petals are high in flavonoids which help the heart to stay healthy. And of course, they are just fun to cook and bake with…

Wet ingredients

  • ½ cup of (coconut) oil
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pear or apple
  • A handful of calendula flower petals

Dry ingredients

  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A little bit of salt

Cut the apple or pear in small pieces. Take a little bit of the oil and lightly brown the pear pieces in a pan with the oil.

Mix all the wet ingredients together. Add the pear pieces and the calendula petals.

Mix all the dry ingredients together.

Combine everything.

Spoon batter in greased muffin pan. Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes or when toothpick comes out clean. Taste best when eaten right away but they store pretty well for a couple of days.

Happy early fall!

P.S. Don’t have any herbs growing nearby? Get ready for next year! We order our seeds here.

 
 

Awesome Avocado Cookies

It’s been a while since I shared a recipe… which means that lately there was nothing really share-worthy…Cookies

BUT… I have to say: this one is a winner.

I read summer that you can sometimes substitute butter with avocado. (Do you hear the angels rejoicing?) Well, of course I had to try it and what I ended up with were these amazingly healthy AND amazingly tasty cookies. Make them, bake them, and enjoy them:

Ingredients:

Dry

  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powderphoto 2
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup raisins (optional)

Wet

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1 egg

Directions:

photo 3Mix all the dry ingredients (without the raisins) together. Blend all the wet ingredients together. Mix everything together. Add raisins if desired.

Drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet (greased or parchment paper). Bake around 12 minutes at 400F.

Makes about 12-18 cookies. Taste best fresh. Cookies have a soft texture.