Friday, July 8, 2011

Guilt, Love & Excess...


I survived 1200 pounds of strawberries. 
But, this came at a price...
and the price was paid today.


I had friends, family and neighbours all rally.
We chopped from 5am till 10pm, they baby sat my girl, they took her on sleep overs.
Strangers called and came to help.  Really.  No, I'm serious, they did.
And four days later, it's done.
But I feel like a horrid mother.
I had next to no time with her or for her.
So, today was excess strawberry day with all my love!
It started with crepes!


2 eggs
1 cup flour
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1 tsp vanilla

Put it all in the blender, wiz till bubbly.
Pop it in the fridge for an hour.
Pour some into the centre of a pan and swirl it around till thin.
When the edges pull up from the pan, flip it over.
Oh so lightly brown each side.


Vanilla yogurt and of course strawberries...


..give it a roll and a squirt (of syrup that is) and enjoy.


Enter the girl. 


Enter the smile.


Enter the food.
There is no shame in really loving crepes when you are three.


And for lunch..strawberry milkshakes in the four room cardboard house we built from the two giant freezers that were delivered to the farm today.
I'm in the good books again!
The crepe mix is good in the fridge till the next day too.
Which can be handy.