… and calm down.
Right here we’re once more, residence protected and sound! We had been tremendous lucky to have been off to Hawaii for simply over per week, and now we’re again. After all, it by no means ceases to amaze me the pace at which life goes by, even with the tempo that appeared to putter on whereas we had been away. Time. It’s a extremely humorous (and splendidly stunning) factor. Upon return, that pretty post-holiday-rested-feeling continues to be with me, and now’s the time to handle some nagging duties that received caught in the previous few months on a stagnant observe. All these issues that (as soon as once more) appear to get shoved off to the aspect whereas I make approach for the enjoyable stuff.
I actually don’t imply to get distracted…..and it’s occasions like this make me keep in mind considered one of my favorite Ani DiFranco quotes from considered one of her reside albums, Dwelling in Clip. One in every of her followers was asking her whether or not her (then) current writing type was a mirrored image on her transferring away from her usually politically charged way of thinking – to which she responded – ‘No man, it’s simply….I received distracted’.
For me, it’s as a result of I’m responsible of loving magnificence. I really like creating it, sharing it, and in flip, having fun with that which different individuals share too. I’m certainly responsible of changing into distracted by fairly shiny issues. I admit it, it’s true. Appreciating the easy and the great in life is a job which takes time, and I’m responsible of getting loved my time away to the best of my functionality.
The shot above is a photograph I took of macadamia nuts nonetheless on the tree at Jason & Kollette’s natural farm on the Massive Island of Hawaii excessive above the blue, blue ocean. These macadamia nuts are grown by nature encased on this stunning inexperienced husk, and when prepared, they fall to the bottom for harvesters to bend down and choose up….one after the other. From there, they’re husked and laid flat to dry within the solar for 2 weeks earlier than being cracked and dehydrated with or with out a little salt. I’ve been identified to deal with myself to a cargo of those superb and extremely nutritious nuts a few times a yr since I first found them on a visit to Hawaii 3 years in the past……they’re particular and value each single penny. In case you are a mac nut lover like me, I can’t suggest this deal with sufficient as you’ll not be upset. They ship all over the place within the US and Canada, and it’s so value mentioning they had been form sufficient to present me a tour in the midst of juggling 3 youngsters and a busy farm throughout spring break. It was so, so superb (and we had a blast).
To me, magnificence and exhausting work go collectively, as certainly we will’t respect one with out the opposite and vice versa. Here’s a little deal with I whipped up in Hawaii with two homegrown delights proper from the island. These cookies are sinfully simple to make and about as clear because it will get relating to baking (I discovered the banana cookie base recipe on Pinterest – love that place). Straightforward, quick, vegan, gluten-free, and filled with clean-burning vitality.
(2) ripe bananas, peeled
(1) cup fast oats
(1/2- 1) cup chopped chocolate or chocolate chips (I used a chopped Lindt 70% bar)
(1/2 to 1) cup chopped uncooked macadamia nuts (or any nuts or seeds)
(1) pinch salt
Warmth the oven to 350 levels and put together a flat baking tray. In a bowl, mush up the 2 peeled bananas to a really mashed consistency with a fork, after which add the cup of oats. Combine effectively along with your arms. Add the chopped nuts, chocolate, and salt and blend effectively along with your arms once more till effectively integrated.
Once more along with your arms, form the cookies into small rounds, about 2 inches in diameter. Repeat till performed – it is best to have about 12-14 little cookies. Bake at 350 levels for quarter-hour – you could oil the baking tray just a little with some coconut butter or vegetable oil, however I didn’t and so they turned out simply advantageous. Enable to chill and revel in! These little bundles of vitality made the proper deal with on a day that we accomplished an epic hike collectively as a household. One little cookie and we had been again and able to climb!