This morning started out with some homemade banana pancakes (recipe adapted from passionatehomemaking.com)    – it is super simple too!

You will need:

    • 1 1/2 – 1 3/4 cups buttermilk or kefir (or non-dairy alternative) [I use yogurt!]
    • 2 Tbls olive oil
    • 3 mashed bananas (try any fruit: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries)
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 1/2 cups  uncooked rolled oats (or any other grain alternative) [I use half spelt flour, half oats]
    • 1 tsp of ground spice (cinnamon will do!)
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
    • 1 tsp salt, to taste
    • 1 egg

    Mix all ingredients together and spoon into a hot, lightly greased pan or put in a waffle iron for yummy pancakes/waffles! Top with butter and maple syrup (try peanut butter too!).

Then we went strawberry picking! A friend, Andrea, invited us to join her and her cute kids (Grayson & Leland) to spend the day together and we gladly accepted. I recommend purchasing local food (even over purchasing organic food); it is so good to eat nutrious food right out of someone’s yard than from a store that has carried the produce from miles and miles away. This field does not use any pesticides- it is all organic- and just a £1 for the weight of a pound of strawberries. PLUS- you can’t eat as many as you want while you are picking! [we also picked up a jar of local produced honey, I can’t wait to try it!]

These strawberries were so sweet and delicious. I had to change Augustine’s whole outfit because he was covered in them! They had a lot of fun animals to see too.

We ended out the day by making pumpkin pies, which is a pretty big deal because you can’t purchase canned pumpkin in Scotland. We were blessed to have an imported can. (If you want to ship me a can I will love you forever: 59G Orchard Street Aberdeen, Scotland UK AB24 3DB) [And yes, I did just seriously list my address in hopes that I might receive another can of the goodness].

Here’s how it turned out…

yum.

Thanks Andrea for such a lovely day to enjoy God’s goodness in creation. We are looking forward to hanging out with you again!

What types of things do you like to do for fun?

Thanks for reading!

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