new recliner

Yay for Salvation Army and 25% off furniture. Got this wonderful recliner for $37.50 ! I wonder who will use it more, dear husband or his brother who stays with us.




Here’s part of what we ate tonight; there was also a millet/potato/veggie casserole. I love the sourdough bread, salad, hummus and raw veggies from Aldis. They have the best produce for the best price. I eat with chopsticks because when I was in Youth With a Mission outreach in Asia I learned to and bought some chopsticks in Hong Kong, which you see here in this picture. I bought 10 sets and only one has broken in all this time since 1987.


sourdough muffin recipes

Great recipes

These sourdough muffins are barely sweetened with honey and have just a bit of tang from a long-fermentation period. They are the perfect accompaniment to a supper or lunch of soup or stew; or great as a not-too-sweet muffin breakfast treat.

Feel free to mix in whatever you like: raisins, nuts, seeds, or even chocolate chips.




  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sourdough starter
  • 1 cup kefirbuttermilk, or milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup melted butter, coconut oil, or lard
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit or nuts (optional)



  1. 7 to 12 hours before you wish to bake the muffins combine the flour, starter, and milk until just combined. Cover and leave in a warm place to ferment for 7 to 12 hours.

  2. Once fermentation period is up pre-heat oven to 425°F. Combine honey, salt, beaten eggs, and melted fat in a medium bowl. Beat until combined. Sprinkle baking soda and baking powder evenly over fermented dough.

  3. Begin to mix in leavening agents while pouring in 1/3 of liquid mixture and dried fruit or nuts, if using. Repeat with other 2/3 of mixture, beating well to combine. The dough may be a bit stretchier than you are used to with a quick bread dough because of the fermentation process.

  4. Once all ingredients are mixed in thoroughly, divide batter amongst 12 to 16 muffin cups, depending on the size of the cups. Bake in preheated 425°F oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until golden brown and puffed up.

  5. Serve with butter, honey, or jam.

Made a beanie but it’s kinda weird

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thumbs up for vegan baked pancakes and cracked windshield!

I don’t mind making pancakes, but they take lots of oil and I was wondering if there is such a thing as baked pancakes, and there is!! I found this tremendous recipe:


1 c. flour

2 tsp. b.p.

1/2 tsp. b.s.

1/2 tsp. salt

2 T honey

1 c. kefir or milk or water

2 T mashed banana or applesauce

1/2 tsp. vanilla


Mix  dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients. Bake at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes.  Husband said they are great and I am happy!


DSC06641 (2)Because of this glorious cracked windshield we get to finally finally finally get rid of tired old white Camry Toyota and get something else, like a pickup or small van. Photo-0689


beautiful day in Leavenworth

took a nice day trip to Leavenworth, KS and enjoyed it immensely.



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Thinking about Easter and making cards/gifts for the assisted living folks.

Acrostic Resurrection


Must eliminate salt – don’t want any high blood pressure around here!


1 T garlic powder

1 1/2 tsp. dried basil

1 1/4 tsp. dried parsley

1 1/4 tsp. dried savory

1 1/4 tsp. dried thyme

1 tsp. ground mace

1 tsp. onion powder

1 tsp. pepper

1 tsp. sage

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Mix together and use on anything you want seasoned with a salty taste