the anguish, frustration, and fear, the beauty that
accompanies threatening spectacles, the spiritual
communion with creatures in whose domain I sail.
There is a magnificent intensity in life that comes
when we are not in control but are only reacting,
living, surviving. But for me, to go to sea is to
glimpse the face of God. At sea I am reminded
of my insignificance, of all [wo] men's insignificance.
It is a wonderful feeling to be so humbled.”
WARNING:: snake photos below
This has been a busy week
and I am tired.
Alex is almost complete with
all his lessons for the year, just
an essay and he is done,so I have
paperwork to turn in to the home-
school association, I detest
On Wednesday with the threat of
a tropical depression heading our
way My Mike decided we needed
a beach day just in case we got rained
out on Sunday. This was an incredible
gesture on his part because as much
as I love the beach, My Mike does
not, he prefers the river; opposites
really do attract.
It was a glorious day. We walked
from one end to the other, staying
until the sun was setting, then picked
up sushi for me and pizza for them
to eat at home.
See the snake on the pine tree? That
is the chicken snake we saw as we
were parking, it's not poisonous,
but then today I was picking dandelions
to make salve and our little dog Alice
would not stop barking...thank goodness,
not two feet from me was a copperhead,
[very poisonous] that I would never have
seen if not for her. Have a mentioned
that I am not a fan of snakes?
I had another recipe I planned to share today,
but with the wind and rain I am trying to get
this post up in case my power goes out so
I am sharing an easy cracker recipe that is
quick to make, but delicious to eat. Next
week I will share my Spaghetti Genovese.
Do you have a recipe to share? Please
leave a comment so we can see.
I want to wish all the mama's out there
a Happy Mother's Day and to all a
1 1/2 cups flour of your choice
I use gluten free baking flour
with 1/4 teaspoon of xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup water with 2 Tablespoons oil olive added
1 or 2 Tablespoons:
flax seed, sesame seeds, chai seeds or hemp hearts
Mix well until dough holds together. Roll thin
on parchment paper, then transfer to a flour
dusted baking sheet and bake at 400F for 10
minutes or until golden.
Tastes really awesome dipped in homemade
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 diced garlic clove
1 teaspoon dill
2 Tablespoons chives
1/2 sea salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
Process in blender until smooth.