Dreaming of a Green Christmas?

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Baby at 25 weeks

Some Old Pics

Recently a friend of mine gave me some photos from last year when we took our biweekly walks. I would usually forget my camera... Here lil chubber is ten months old, back when he only had three teeth, only one being on the bottom. :) I forgot to bring a hat so we had to borrow a nice pink one! As you can tell from the look on his face, he didn't think it was so nice...
These ones are later that year. I think he has a few more teeth.


Apple Bran Muffins


1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk (sub 1tsp lemon juice or vinegar and add milk until it reaches 1 cup)
1/3 cup butter, melted or 1/3 cup oil
3 tbsp molasses
1 cup natural wheat bran
3/4 cup wheat germ
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups finely chopped apple

  • Combine first five ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  • Combine bran, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a seperate bowl.
  • Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  • Stir in apple.
  • Spoon into 12 greased muffin cups. (I use silicone liners, no grease needed)
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-23 minutes, or until set.


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October Photos

I haven't been taking very many pictures lately, I'm not sure why! Lately most have been for my food blog, y'know, recipes I want to post but never get around to doing... Eventually lemon squares will make it on there, plus I just made some yummy apple bran muffins and oatmeal raisin cookies today. I have three draft posts there right now that are just photos, I have yet to fill in the recipe! I'm such a procrastinator.
My little goofball

Mmm, laybugs for supper.

Reading Clarion. Ok, he just loved the tractor picture and dragged the magazine around all day.

Watching the dough mix.

Homemade naan. So yummy.