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Change. I've learned to embrace it, ride it out til the end. Sometimes I'm kicking and screaming, other times weeping with my eyes clinched tight. Once in awhile I ride like a dog in a car, head out the window snorting what life has to offer. Mother to young adult children, a marriage of thirty years, and a desert to mountain to valley waltz with God have shaped me into someone I never imagined I'd be. Life is short and I want to live it. Tears, sighs, laughter and change. Every morsel granted to me. Scrambled, shaken or stirred.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Scraps and Snippets ~ Oops. And Back to the Drawing Board

I'm on a quest. 

There is a contest for dairy free and gluten free cookies. I've made three attempts of late. Fortunately, each attempt gets better. Whew. 

My ultimate goal is to win the category that has NO allergy producing foods. No nuts, no dairy, no gluten, no soy. 

For your viewing pleasure. The attempts. I love that they look like cookies. And they feel pretty darn cookie-like. But the taste ratios are the buggar factor. I think the next batch will be "the Ones!" 

And. The soup that will not be shared. 

I made Pesto. (Spinach leaves. LOTS of garlic, a little olive oil, a hand ful of nuts) for chickpea cutlets the other evening. Good. But I had more pesto than cutlet. So I added veggie broth and white beans and called it good. NOT SO MUCH. Bland would be a complimentary critique. Mine would be harsher. So. I froze the fail and put the quart of soup aside for a base. I'll make it good next time, but it's going to take some added ingredients for sure.

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