All posts tagged: Borage

Teff and buckwheat gluten-free sourdough pancakes

It’s been too long since I’ve posted any beautiful food here. Today I’m having these amazing pancakes with cashew butter, homemade yogurt, blueberries and Borage blossom infused honey from my bees. Wow! If you’re curious to know my elaborate journey of making these pancakes, read on. My daughter insisted that I write out a recipe because she said these pancakes are amazing and I should make them again. There are no exact measurements, because I just mix things up until it is a good bubbly, barely pourable batter. It all started with sprouting buckwheat earlier this week.  I ended up cooking it together with teff grain to make a breakfast porridge. We added in dried currants that got wonderfully plumb in the boiling process. It was delicious, but we didn’t eat it all. So I tossed it into my gluten free sourdough starter and let it ferment overnight. In the morning I added three eggs, some homemade kefir, baking soda,  salt and vanilla extract to finish it up. Fried in butter, we decided that was …

Seeds are sprouting

I put a tray of starts out on my windowsill a few weeks ago. It’s been cold and grey so it was all just soggy and started to mold. Yesterday I moved the tray into the living room, where I’m still using the heat and it’s much dryer. I was sure nothing would come of it all. But lo! Today seeds are spouting. My first borage plant has risen from the soil. Look at its cute little fuzzy stem. It’s barely even a plant yet. Just white and all bent over. But it promises to be as beautiful as its ancestors. Bright blue shining star flowers, sweet and mucilagenos to eat. I can hardly wait for them to grow up. They are one of my favorite flowers.           And right beside it in another box the ‘evil’ mold has sprouted too. The most delicate strand with little balls of light on top, glowing in the sun. I love mosses, ferns and liverworts. I love fermentations of all sorts and now I …