Saturday, September 18, 2010

best of times...

I love having my daughters and son(in-law) so close by. I love that they love hanging out together. Though I missed their apple picking outing this year, my youngest captured these lovely pictures.


Then she made this yummy pie...

and the oldest made this amazing strawberry rhubarb, her specialty. It's been pie heaven around here lately! (see her fun post of their pie making adventures)

and finally a Banana Walnut Quinoa Bread --my launch into gluten free baking.

Combine dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl: 
1 1/4 cup Quinoa flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. baking soda 
1 t. cinnamon
 pinch of nutmeg,
 pinch of salt 
Combine wet ingredients in another bowl:
2-3 mashed ripe bananas
2 eggs
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup raw honey
Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until just moistened. Fold in:
1/2 - 3/4 cup chopped walnuts 

Spray loaf pan with Organic Canola and bake at 400 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes. Enjoy warm from the oven...the quinoa adds a sweet, nutty flavor to the bread.


Anne said...

Beautiful pictures! What precious times to savor. Love hearing about life! :)

Andrea said...

Isn't it great having the kids home? Even though they are so busy it is a wonderful comfort knowing they are just up the road. Lovely pictures...I have been doing gluten free baking/cooking for about 4 years now, I have lots of great recipes and tips if you need any...