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Never Too Early for Pumpkin Muffins

It’s only seventy-four days until Halloween/my birthday, and it’s not too early for pumpkin muffins.  Snow is appearing on the mountains and it snowed (briefly, no accumulation) at 11,500 feet last weekend.

capitol lake vegan gluten-free | gothic granola 

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Fluffy Bunny, Curse Reversed | Graham Crackers

Fluffy Bunny, Curse Reversed
“For what has been, thanks! For what shall be–yes!” 
–Dag Hammerskjold
What doors are you going to keep open, once opened?
Premise: I don’t like marshmallows.
s'mores bars vegan gluten-free | Gothic Granola

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If at First You Don’t Succeed, Change Your Variables!

As per the request in Confronting the Cupcake:
This year, I am grateful for learning the following lesson, and all the people, places, events, and things that taught me it. If I don’t enjoy certain things with certain people under certain circumstances, I oughtn’t write it off. Being open to try it again under different circumstances with different people can reverse the curse. 

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Real Bread?

Ask a gluten-free person what they miss most and it’s most likely bread and beer. When I brought this bread to my gluten-free friend, with shaking hands I presented it–“It’s…it’s bread.

Real Bread? | Gothic Granola

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Pi Day: Pumpkin Pecan Coconut Pie

What else is circular? Synchronicity. Synchronicity, as explained by Carl Jung, is “the experience of two or more events that are apparently causally unrelated or unlikely to occur together by chance, yet are experienced as occurring together in a meaningful manner.”(Wikipedia).
In simpler terms, stuff happens and it seems to be related to previous stuff.

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A Good Roll

oatmeal buckwheat rolls vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

Nostalgia…comes in many flavours.  Nostalgia also features ellipses, and sometimes tissues, and, for the VGF among us, carbs.

While tackling the rolls my grandmother makes for Thanksgiving to make them vegan and gluten-free will probably never yield a perfectly white piece of bread, I can make a bread that’s pretty darn close to the rolls served at the now-defunct chain restaurant Steak and Ale.  (By the way, you should donate to Wikipedia.  It’s worth your while to support the free sharing of knowledge.)  The molasses and buckwheat flour colour these rolls a pumpernickel brown, while I’m sure it was caramel colour and a heck of a lot more sweetener that gave the Steak and Ale bread its dark sweetness.

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Da Cats and their Pie

I am my mother’s child; when she was in her teens, she reportedly made many a baked supper. According to Uncle Jimmy, it was usually something in a crust.

sausage apple cheeze pie | vegan gluten-free | gothic granola


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