Monday was a very difficult day. I didn't feel well at all and was somewhat emotionally stressed as well. Christy knew I had had a hard day. When I came to check the emails before bed, she had made this cheery little thing and left it up on the computer for me to see. Isn't she a sweet sister?
Yesterday was a bit better. Made cake and biscuits and cheeseless pizza. The cake was really good. Michael Tierra, in The Way of Herbs, has a recipe for "Special Rice Cream." Just rinse 1 cup of rice and then dry roast. Add a pinch of salt and 10 cups of water and cook on low heat for 3 or 4 hours.
Then take a cotton cloth (I used cheese cloth), and squeeze the cream out through the cloth. Save the rice bran for bread or other baking. He said there should be 3 to 3 2/3 cups of rice cream, but I only got 2 cups.
I added the rice bran to the other ingredients for the cake dough which was made of rice flour. Basically followed a marble cake recipe but did not put in chocolate ore divide the dough in half. Used water instead of milk. Also used honey instead of sugar and only put about 1/3 cup honey. For the topping, I took about 1 cup of the rice cream and mixed it with 1/2 cup of chopped dates and about 3 or 4 tablespoons of pure maple syrup. Poured this over the top and then baked the cake. This was very moist and really delicious!
Chirsty also made a cake - a double layer chocolate cake with icing. It looked (and smelled) really good. Want a taste?
Something else exciting happened yesterday as well. It snowed! They were predicting 2 to 4 inches, but we didn't really get any accumulation of snow as temperatures stayed right around 36 or 37 degrees all day long. It snowed all day though.
Well, its off to shopping for now. I hope you all have a great day!
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Psalm 51:7