The tree was lush with blossom over our heads.
Pumpkin Oat Pancakes.
For six pancakes, also known as pikelets or hotcakes: half a cup of rolled wholegrain oats, one egg, quarter of a teaspoon baking powder, half a cup of roasted and pureed pumpkin, half a teaspoon vanilla essence, teaspoon of cinnamon, sugar to taste, almond milk.
Blend the oats into a flour. Mix dry ingredients. In another bowl, mix the pumpkin puree, egg, sugar, and vanilla. Add these to the dry ingredients and stir in with some almond milk until it forms a batter. Leave to sit for ten minutes. Heat a frypan to a very low temperature with oil or butter. Add more almond milk to your batter until you are happy with the consistency. Spoon mixture into frypan and spread it until the cake is the size you want, and cook until golden on each side. You can add yoghurt or honey and fruit to the dish.
I swept wild sand off my pathway yesterday. I don't love the sea, but I do love the things it casts through my neighbourhood : sand and sighs and fragrant dreams. They are like quotes drawn out of beautiful old books ... you pierce my soul ... books you don't necessarily like to read in their entirety, or at least not too often, but a few phrases from them make you catch your breath with wonder and love.
I brought home some of the unexpected blossom as well as a few other verge flowers. A butterfly flew around me; only a monarch - the little white butterflies, the brown ones, the tiny blue ones we used to watch only ten years ago, are never to be seen these days. Every time I come across a monarch, I think of them, and of the beautiful gardens of my childhood, when people had time to care for flowers.
See you tomorrow with some links.
sharing with a delightsome life