(Although, I will quickly say this- the pest control guy today informed me that the only US state where termites DO NOT live is Alaska- that, plus the cooler temps= Hannah's heaven)
and they are TO DIE FOR, and packed with raw protein-fiber goodness. I'm keeping mine in the fridge wrapped in individual wax paper squares. I used her basic nut/date ratio (x2) and here's what I came up with for a recipe for my Choco Coco Cherry Bars- YUMMMMMY!
2 cups almonds (unsalted raw)
1 cup walnuts
1 lb (or so) pitted dates)
1 cup coconut (organic, unsweetened)
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup raw cocoa powder
I combined everything in my food processor, and grinded the heck of it- until it was a good consistency- pressed it all into an 8"x8" wax paper-lined baking dish, and stuck it in the fridge till firm. Then I sliced them up- into about 16-20 chunks (VERY thick), and individually wrapped them in wax paper squares.
I finished a new painting today. What do you think? It might be divine on my gray living room walls...
it sort of reminds me of the very first piece in this series....
another good thing...flowers in bloom.
We have 1 Peony bush and 1 Mountain Laural bush in our front yard- and they are both in full bloom this week- and I for one, am loving it!!!
we spent some time out front today while waiting for a storm, where we had some sibling photo shoot time...
and a favorite performance
("The lion says roar, the cat says fiddle-dee-dee")
and we ended up with a few sprinkles...
Some days it's really hard being a Mommy- and still keeping it together when life is overwhelming. But as I lay here on their bed- watching them fall asleep- I can only hope that tomorrow I will have more patience (and less humidity) and I realize, that today was really not that bad...and I am so very grateful for my little angels.