QUICK WHOLE WHEAT OATMEAL YEAST ROLLS

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WHOLE WHEAT OATMEAL ROLLS 008I find that these 100% whole wheat yeast rolls are quick as well as being diabetic friendly, at least for myself I find very little spike in blood sugar when I have them with a meal.

They are made with 100% whole wheat, however the original recipe called for 3 cups whole wheat, I found that they were very dry, I thought that I would use 2 cups whole wheat and 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats, and find these to be more moist and even better when heated in the microwave.

They are quick and ready to eat within 1 hour of starting the recipe. I also bake them in muffin tins just for the heck of it to be different, also it makes a nice portion size.

2 cups Whole Wheat Flour

1 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

1 cup Warm Water

1 Tablespoon Sugar (or honey) I use sugar

2 Tablespoons Yeast

1 Tsp. Salt

1/3 cup Butter (melted and cooled)

Mix the flour and oat meal together in a large bowl ( I use the Kitchen Aide). Put on the dough hook.

Proof the yeast in the cup of warm water for 5-10 minutes to make sure it is growing. Add the salt and melted butter and stir together.

with the mixer running on the first speed, add the water/yeast mixture, at this point as the dough mixes I add about 1/4 to 1/3 cup warm water, as whole wheat and oatmeal tends to soak up more water. Mix until the bowl is scraped clean, then stop.

Place the dough (which will be a sticky dough) into an oiled bowl and turn the dough to cover and cover the bowl with a cloth and set in a warm place or a sunny window.

Let rise 10 minutes, (that is right you did read right only 10 minutes) I have a greased 12 compartment muffin tin I shape into round balls and fill the tin, cover and set in the warm place again for 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and bake for approx 12-15 minutes until golden. Remove from oven and brush tops with butter.

These keep very well once cooled in a Ziploc bag fro about 5 days. (if they last that long)

BASKET & ART ROOM ORGANIZATION

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Card and Jewelry 001well another day is here and I have been re-organizing the already organized basket and art room (I thought)! This morning after sitting down and going through card making and jewelry/Precious Metal clay items I decided that it all could be more handy. The Basketry table and supplies for that are just where they need to be. The card and jewelry supplies are small and numerous and need to be at hand to minimize getting up and down for everything.

It feels good to be getting everything organized and put back together again, and get to the point to be making things and weaving baskets once again. Now the room is so that I can walk into it and set down and have some fun, doing whatever comes to mind

Card and Jewelry 003This is not much of a post, however hopefully soon I will have cards, baskets and other things to post about.

AMARYLLIS = PREPARING FOR THIS SEASON

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IMG_0026Well it seems befitting before the first arctic blast of the season reaches us, that I bring in the Amaryllis of last winters bloom from the deck, and prepare them to re-bloom this season.

I also will be adding some additional new bulbs this winter, so that the apartment will have a constant supply of flowers all winter. Last year with few exception of 1-3 weeks between blooming of plants, I pot and water them every two weeks or so.

IMG_0266Today was the day to bring the pots in, trim off all the dead leaves, clean the bulbs and prune the roots, while researching for this article I learned how to propagate the amaryllis and will pass this video link on to you as well. I will wait until next season, when I have additional bulbs to experiment with, also I need as systemic fungicide when I go to try this.

USEFUL AMARYLLIS LINKS YOU MAY FIND INTERESTING

HOW TO CHIP AN AMARYLLIS BULB –by AMARYLLIS MAN (YOU TUBE)

CHIPPING AMARYLLIS BULBS (PROPAGATING)

AMARYLLIS – THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL ARBORETUM

 

TRIMMINH YHR OLD LEAVE OFF

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REMOVING THE OLD BULBS AND CLEANING THEM UP

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BULBS ARE CLEANED AND REALLY DARK LAYER OF SKIN REMOVED/ROOTS CLEANED OR OLD SOIL

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TRIMMING THE OLD ROOTS TO ABOUT 3 TO 4 INCHES LONG, WILL AIR DRY FOR A DAY OR TWO, THEN PUT IN SOME DRY GREENHOUSE MIX AND ALLOW TO REST IN A COOL FROST FREE LOCATION UNTIL READY TO REPOT.

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REMEMBERING SUMMER

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Weaving & Art Studio Room 011During my absence from blogging due to health issues, there were some days that I got out with my camera and took pictures of my flowers on my deck. I just discovered them all when I downloaded them to the computer from the camera. What a surprise!

Now with the first arctic blast of the season fast approaching it seems like a nice time to reflect back on warmer sunnier days, while we await the coming years burst of color once again.

Weaving & Art Studio Room 010You cannot ask for a flower to be more reliable than geraniums for color, in fact is is amazing after several hard freezes mine are still clinging to life and managing to come into bloom, though not a abundant, still there is color everyday! I am certain that soon they will give up, as my grandmother used to try and do, we will see if we have even a single geranium blooming on Thanksgiving Day.

IMG_0186Also on the agenda to do, is to prepare last years Amaryllis bulbs to be started again. They performed beautifully this past winter and grew all summer long and died back, now new potting medium and the bulbs are larger than they were last year. This year I plan to add to the collection as nothing brightens the long dreary winter days than having the beautiful flowers growing and blooming every week of the winter. I will start the first ones this month, to bloom by Christmas or New Years. I would like to add a Christmas Cactus or two to the collection as in past years I have been successful in getting up to 3 bloom cycles per year from them.

IMG_0025Oh and I cannot forget the two Phalaenopsis Orchids I rescued at Lowe’s Last winter from their Hospice for plants they have tried to kill. I put them outside on the deck this summer amongst the geraniums and moon vines, and they thrived on pure neglect! being watered along the way and gather moister from the humid air of summer as they do naturally, I discovered upon bringing them in to repot, and trim the old roots out, that one of the plants had 2 new bloom spikes forming to my sheer delight. Now they have a front row seat in my kitchen in front of the sliding door, with what they like best a southern exposure with sun streaming through a white semi sheer curtain, so hopefully in several months they will reward me with a bough of beautiful blooms!

The Moon Vines blooming at night

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The Cardinal Vines, basking against a deep blue sky

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Mandevilla growing luxuriously from abundant water from my Ollas

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