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Land of Milk and Honey

Cooking with Honey by Laurie Dotson

Today, I walked out to the back of our property, to feed the girls (Chickens).  We love our girls.  We have 12 laying hens.

I have named them all, but I could not tell you from day to day who is who.  haha! They are all “Girlies!” to me.  Back in March, I had my husband, Peter, build me a portable chicken coop.  I wanted it for a couple of reasons.March 2013 Chicken coopTo Raise Chicken and to have a coop on wheels.

Chickz rules coop

We wanted the girls to have a fresh salad everyday

Chicken Coop with Chickensand we get the benefit of less bugs in our yard and a well fertilized lawn.  Now don’t you want to get chicken?  I love our visits, they love my treats.  I love to pat them they love to jump on my back.  I push their coop a coops length down the line and they quiet down and eat the fresh greens.

Everyone is happy! 🙂

Chicken coop in back yard 2013 Our partners and friends,  Jeannie and Steve, have 24 girls.  Their coop is stationary and the girls seem just as happy.

So, you can imagine how many eggs we can gather in a weeks time.

Egg fresh

That Brings me to this great recipe.  I love finding creative ways of cooking up eggs.  I found this recipe on Facebook.  A girlfriend sent me the link and I had to try it!  Two thumbs up from this cook to your kitchen.

I have now prepared it a couple of different ways.  Whatever you like, add it and it will be umm umm good!

Baked Egg in Avocado

Baked Egg in an Avocado

INGREDIENTS

Ingredients – Serves 1 or 2:

  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 Eggs
  • Salt and pepper
  • optional- chives, bacon bits, herbs or cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Slice the avocado in half and remove the stone. Keep the skin on, as you will be baking it in the skin.
  2. Scoop out some of the flesh of each half, to make room for the egg.
  3. Crack an egg into each half and sprinkle over a little salt and pepper
  4. Put in a oven that is preheated to 425F/220C and bake for around 10 minutes (depending how you like your egg)
  5. Serve with some really good bread and honey

http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/food-nutrition/facts/health-benefits-of-eggs.htm

Happy Eating !

You must follow the Lord your God and revere only him; and you must observe his commandments, obey him, serve him, and remain loyal to him. Deuteronomy 13:4 NET
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Cinnamon and Flax Seed Streusel Muffins

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Land of Milk and Honey

Cooking with Honey by Laurie Dotson

Wow, October is here and I’m still in shorts and a t-shirt, with the windows opened in every room.  How can this be? I remember as a kid up in Michigan, we would trick or treat in our snowsuits…Let’s not go there and stay in “this”  warm moment.  As I look around the leaves are changing and dropping from the trees.  We see the fallen apples, that circle the base of the apple tree are covered in yellow jackets. The honeybee’s are rushing to get the last bit of nectar off of the fall flowers, to create and store up their winter honey.  My poor garden is starting to look bear and halloween-ish.  Now the Cicada’s serenade me every evening. I thought a yummy muffin with coffee, would be a nice greeting to the cool weather and the evening songs of the insects.  Tonight, we will plop ourselves around the fire pit out back and enjoy the quiet, of the evening.   I hope you can do the same!

flaxseed cinnamon strudel muffins

 Cinnamon and Flax Seed Streusel Muffins

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon Flax Seeds, ground
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon Ground
  • 3 tablespoons cold butter
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil or vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Grind the whole flax seeds in a coffee bean grinder, or spice grinder. Combine with the water in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Add the brown sugar, 3 T of flour, cinnamon and butter in a pastry blender or food processor. Pulse until combined. If you do not have a food processor, you may also use a fork to shred the butter into the mixture, it just takes a bit more time.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Create a well in the middle of the dry ingredients. Pour the flax seed mixture, honey, juice, and oil in. Carefully fold together, just until combined. It will be lumpy and there may still be bits of flour throughout the dough. It is important not to over-mix muffin batter.
  4. Grease 12 muffin cups. Spoon about 1 T of batter into each cup. Top with about 1 teaspoon of the streusel mix. Then add a layer of the remaining muffin batter. Top with the rest of the streusel mix.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. You may test for doneness with a cake tester. Run a knife along the edge of the baked muffin, and slide out of the pan. Cool on a cooling rack for about five minutes. Serve warm!

Makes 12 muffins. (That feeds 4 hungry men or 12 normal people) Don’t forget your favorite coffee!

Happy Eating !

“Restore the joy of Your salvation to me, and give me a willing spirit.” – Psalm 51:12