Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Well Baked Life

Pumpkin Applesauce Bread
For the love of a well lived life.  It truly takes so many different kinds of aspects in proper doses to create a life that you are proud to live.  For me, it’s been a continuous journey of trial and error. But fortunately I seem to err on the side of caution (mostly) and somehow, my slightly mischievous nature seems to keep me on the good side of the law (whew!!!!). Truth be told, it brings a delight to my slightly warped nature to cause my daughters to question what their momma is up to (it could be a bit of revenge for their teenage years).     Of course, I once again awoke at 2:00 am thinking about a topic to write about.  I really try to write once a week to keep blog master, Kristi happy.  But sometimes the words just seem to pour out of me and I have no control…. I just wish it was a more reasonable hour.  

I was asked to review and write about a new cookbook…. And 3 were offered. I chose one near and dear to my heart and the flour frenzy commenced!  I did share the title on my S-Wheat Farm page… then I found out it wasn’t going to be available in August…. And the publishing company asked that I perhaps make a debut of it mid-July.  

Then my crazy brain starting thinking how life is sort of like a recipe.   It takes a lot of sugar to sweeten up your world, flour is the stability factor – sort of a plain ordinary everyday kind of staple, but that is okay.  Then you add in the leavening factor like soda or baking powder – which stirs up ingredients and makes the mixture rise – which I attribute to not so pleasant areas in a person’s life…… you have to experience some unpleasant stuff to grow and rise above the situation.  Then you get to fold in the spices…. Vanilla, cloves, cinnamon and all the spicy good stuff that truly makes it perfectly seasoned, and small doses are needed to ensure just the right amount makes you appreciate the overall flavor.  The eggs and butter just seem to add a richness to one’s life and without it, your life and the recipe would be bland or fail.  Then of course the creation must be properly baked in just the right temperature to turn out.  Too hot, it burns, under baked it falls and never reaches its potential. Then a perfect creation emerges from all the different things that are needed to create a master piece….. you and (okay) maybe me.  

And today, I didn’t want to turn on the TV because of today’s events that unfolded in Orlando, which is a sad example of a life that somehow ended up being mixed up all wrong and the results ended up disastrous to so many.  My heart hurts and I just want to bake and make it all better for those grieving people.  With that, please grab your loved ones, hug them, call them or drop in and say tell them you love them to the moon and back.  XoXoXo  Gayle

My view from the front steps

Another view from this girl's farm

 P.S.The crops are green, the sky is blue with white fluffy clouds and all is well in this girl’s world. Blessings to you all. Feel free to email me at swheatfarmlife@gmail.com. I always love to connect with you.