Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I helped my dad plant his garden this morning.  We put in one row each of marigolds, kohlrabi, peppers, onions, and radishes; two rows of parsnips; and three rows of tomatoes.  He'll plant cucumbers, squash, beans, and another row of kohlrabi from seed later.

It's a good thing I already complained about bending and stooping and aching knees earlier this week, because after planting this morning, Ibid.  It'll be well worth the transitory soreness once things start producing, though.

I figured I'd need a good breakfast for this endeavor.  It was an afterthought to take a picture (hence a couple bites missing).  Sometimes I think people wonder just what I can eat since I don't eat gluten or dairy products and I limit most sweets*.  Short answer:  A lot.

Obviously, I am not suffering.  I like these butternut squash pancakes, substituting canned pumpkin and using applesauce instead of maple syrup in the batter.  I make a batch, freeze them with waxed paper between each one, then flip a couple in the toaster to reheat.  These went a few seconds in the microwave as well, just to make the almond butter on top nice and melty.

I also finished quilting and binding the Hands2Help charity quilt.  Here is a peek.  I'll do a formal post on the finish later so I can link it up this weekend.  I was out taking photos in the yard this afternoon.

Our guard rooster, a garden decoration, aka "Cock Blocker," keeps a watchful eye.  He makes me smile, as does the goofy name I gave him.

If you haven't yet seen the Dancing With the Stars finale last night, you may want to click away now (Elizabeth, I'm talking to you).
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Okay?  So, WOO-HOO!!!  Donald Driver won the Mirror Ball trophy!!!!  I am so proud of him for the great dancing, winning attitude, and that megawatt smile that kept me rooting for him week after week.  Bring it on home to Title Town, baby!!!  I think this dance is what clinched it for him on Tuesday night.

*Not counting the rhubarb-blueberry crisp I made the other night...and proceeded to eat most of. I mean, it's rhubarb! That's a spring treat.


Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Yum! That's for the garden and the pancakes:)

Happy Wednesday!

Cherie said...

It is rather funny when people assume you don't each much due to allergies! I'm also dairy free.
The quilt sneak peak looks interesting. HAHAHA! The Guard Rooster! =D

I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D

Shay said...

I was only commenting to my Mum the other day it's not as hard to feed her as I thought it would be. You can make lots of delicious stuff without gluten (I'm not sure about the dairy though !)

Loved the sneak peek of the quilt . Cant wait to see the whole thing in all its glory.

Sarah Craig said...

I love your H2H quilt, and the name of your guardrooster!!

Sara said...

Those pancakes look delicious...thinking of trying them with coconut flour. I made some with brown rice flour the other day and they were so good my 4 yr old ate 3 of them! Gluten free does not limit you THAT much,you are so right! It's a good challenge! OH I love almond butter too:)

Great rooster name too btw;)

Elizabeth said...

You're post has been teetering on the edge of the "spoilers ahead" warning since yesterday afternoon. I finished watching this afternoon and absolutely loved their freestyle dance {and I've had an "I play chicken with a train" earworm all day}. I don't think the trophy could have gone to a more deserving person. Donald is a really amazing dancer and an all-around nice guy!

Loved the little peek at the Hands2Help charity quilt! Beautiful fabrics! And your breakfast pancakes look yummy! I'm really enjoying the fresh fruit/vegetables season.

xo -E