Adventures from the Little Yellow House

or Life on the Not So Little Hill

Leaving…

So I’m “moving” back to my Blogger blog. Revamped and ready to go, there will be no more posts here.
WordPress is just not as user friendly.
To those who actually read this blog, please keep up with the posts here.

Cravings

Coconut Carrot Macaroons

Ingredients:

3 medium unpeeled organic carrots (1 1/2 cups worth)
3 cups unsweetened fine shred organic coconut (Let’s Do Organic)
1/3 cup unsulfered, apple juice sweetened dried cranberries
1 cup coconut flour blend (Mama’s Coconut Blend)
1 cup raw coconut nectar (Coconut Secret)
1/2 cup organic coconut oil (I use Mercola, but Tropical Traditions is good too)
1/2 cup organic butter substitute or pastured butter (Earth Balance, soy free)
Oven pre-heated to 350 deg.
Makes approximately 15 macaroons

1. Very finely mince or shred carrots (I use my Vitamix to mince them)
2. Add shredded coconut, mix well
3. Add flour & cranberries, mix well
4. Melt coconut oil & butter substitute on very low heat (I heat the pan, remove it from burner, put in oils and let them melt), and pour into dry mixture, along with coconut nectar.
Mix very well
5. Shape macaroons. I used a handheld lemon juicer, as it was the only thing I had that made them the right size and shape, but anything that makes a golf ball sized mound works.
6. Place on an un-greased, no-stick cookie sheet, about 1 1/2″ apart. Bake for 15-18min, until golden. Watch them closely, as they burn quickly.
7. Cool completely on pan. Enjoy!!

Oh the Wind and Rain

I don’t mind a bit of wind now and then. I love rain, and the greenness that follows.
I don’t mind foggy days, or even the cold in moderation.
But 4 days inside because of a mix of the above mentioned conditions, without a hint of sunshine has caused me to become a bit of an “Eeyore” if you will. But “at least we haven’t had an earthquake”, right?

“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.
“So it is.”
“And freezing.”
“Is it?”
“Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.” ~ Winnie the Pooh

Going for the Green


Kale about to go in the oven


Kale out of the oven. LOVE kale chips. They are so addicting.
These ones I made with a nut-free sauce, due to our current diet restrictions.


Green juice. Kale, cucumber, celery, carrot, turnip and ginger root.

Awakening Spring


The Snowdrops appeared first, right before our week of really warm weather.
I’m not sure what the other white and purple flowers are, but the purple ones
keep popping up in new places!!
The lilac leaves have also started opening, and I can’t wait for them to bloom – we have lilac bushes everywhere in the yard.


Jet trail through the branches.
A gorgeous quilt my sister made me.
“Punkin’” enjoying the warm weather and taking my phone apart.

But I Have Returned to One Hundred Percent…

…at least, I hope I have.
My goal is to share a new post every week. We’ll see how that goes.
In the meantime, a few pictures from the months (how time does fly!!) I was away.

From December…


We had very little snow this year. Less than two feet, cumulative.
The wind is crazy up here in the winter, which is one reason we didn’t have much snow actually stick.

From January…


We woke up one morning, and everything was coated in ice from rain and freezing wind the night before. It was beautiful!!


The first potted plant on our new home.
One day “Punkin’” will learn how to properly use a camera.
Snuggled on the couch, reading a book.


Frosty old, double-pane windows in the morning.
A nice afternoon for a drive into town, past a little church.
Homemade, vegan, honey-sweetened caramel corn in the evening.

From February…


Melting snow.
“Punkin’” loved watching the melting snow on the roof drop into the puddles below.


And more snow.


Valentines Day.

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