Finding out you have a food allergy can be devastating.

Finding out you have a food allergy can be devastating. I think my first thought was, "What does that mean?" You ask your doctor and he says just avoid that food. It's just a skin test. They aren't entirely accurate.

I am going to attempt to give you ideas and recipes on how to avoid corn. It can be quite the challenge.

Sorry that my blog is evolving into a little bit of everything in life.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Breakfast and Lunch

Tomorrow breakfast and lunch. I'll heat the frozen buckwheat pancakes and blueberries. Top with cottage cheese and 2 hard boiled eggs on the side.  Lunch will be reheated frozen meatloaf and toasted homemade bread.  I pre-toast my bread and put in a sandwich bag the night before. I don't seal in fully until the next morning so the steam escapes. 

I pre-cook big batches of buckwheat pancakes.  Pre-package my lunch the night before.  Breakfast is usually pancakes and cottage cheese or egg sandwiches, sometimes with some dubliner. Lunch is something I made the night before, or something I had extra and froze.  I've been having sliced cucumbers with my lunch this week but I'm out for tomorrow and I'm tired. It's Thursday.  I have zucchini in the fridge but just can't do it.  :-). Cheers!

I'm showing the pancakes frozen invthe background. The cottage cheese and blueberries from my bushes. I also freeze the berries on cookies sheets. Place them in a ziplock and use the same. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Green Bean Harvest

My husband was dissatisfied with the pole beans we grew last year, so he's planted 3 - 25 foot rows this year. 

There's weeds!  You do what u can do, when u work too. Plus we have had excessive rain the year. 

Here's last weekends harvest, and there will more this coming weekend. 
Blanched and froze 5 pints snap beans and 4 pints french cut beans
Here's how I french cut beans. You can find this rotary cutter or a hand cutter on Amazon. 
Canned 16 pints
My tall pressure canner holds 16 pints. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Blueberry's and Pancakes!

3 years later I finally got blueberries from my 4 bushes!  My dh put some wonderful cages around the so I could have all of the blueberries to myself!  Now I need to be more proactive about fertilizing them!
       Buckwheat Blueberry Pancakes 
Buckwheat Blueberry Pancakes with honey! 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Dehydrator Buckwheat Flakes

Diane on FB shared this with me.
Of course I had to alter the recipe for myself. 
3/4 cup buckwheat flour
3/4 cup King Arthur unbleached white wheat flour
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup apple sauce
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup Lakewood organic apple juice
Diane said the thinner you spread the better 
the flake so I thinned the batter a bit more 
with the apple juice. Spread in 5 fruit leather 
trays.  Cooking on highest heat.  I'll post the 
results later.  

Thursday, April 18, 2013


I'm making bread with King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour. (Can be corntaminated). Oster bread maker.
1 1/2 water
2 heaping Daisy Sour Cream
2 Tb sugar
1 tsp salt
4 cups flour
1/2 cup ground flax seed
Make a well add 1 pkg envelope red star yeast

Set bread maker on dough. (Today I also set it to be finish after I got home). After the dough cycle give it another 30 minutes or so to re-rise. Gently pressb stop once to stop the dough cycle. Choose the bake cycle and press start. Beautiful baked bread!

If u accidentally restart the dough cycle. I've done this several times! Let the machine mix back into a round for a few minutes or model manually. Stop the dough cycle. Let the bread rise and then choose the bake cycle.

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