A little sun and out they come. 144-138144-094

Everyone, including me, found a patch of sun to work/sleep in yesterday.


Just that little bit of healing warmth.


And then make faces for the camera!




Here is one of the sprouted seed crackers I made.  My daughter in law sent me her recipe, then I found half a dozen online then I fooled around with it a bit. But the method is pretty simple.


In one bowl: three cups of flax seeds and 1/3 cup of chia seeds and cover them with water (about six cups of water).  Soak overnight.

In a separate bowl: One and a half cups total of  other seeds: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and/or  vegetable seeds, cover these in water and soak to sprout overnight.

In the morning the flax seed mixture will be a heavy slimy mess.


Drain and mix the seed mix into the flax seed bowl.  (Do not drain the flaxseeds). Add salt. Add any seasonings you like (garlic, chilli, seaweed or curry, parmesan cheese – whatever). Add almond flour if you think the mixture is too runny.  Mine wasn’t. Mix thoroughly. Then blend in batches. Spread out on trays – thinly. Either oven trays covered in baking paper or dehydrator trays. Sprinkle with a little rock salt. Bake as low as your oven can go for about 6 hours until crispy OR dehydrate overnight.  Halfway through flip the cracker and score into shapes. At some point you will be able to take the cracker mix off the tray and finish on the rack.

I used my dehydrator which made the process very simple. But the oven would add to the taste I think.

Pretty easy really, as long as you begin with the soaked flaxseeds. I see some recipes that add kale before blending.  This is my favourite kind of recipe – that is really a method.  You can make it your own.

I ate mine with cheese and onions for tea last night!

I will also be packing some of these crackers to nibble on during my journeys over the next few days.

Today I start my journey to California via Chicago.  I will blog along the way. Trains, Planes and Automobiles! My usual modes of travel.

Have a lovely day.


WEATHER: A little sun, a little cloud, a lot of day.

Tuesday 02/13 10% / 0 inPartly cloudy. High 33F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday Night 02/13 10% / 0 inSome passing clouds. Low around 25F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

6:49 am 5:25 pm
Waning Crescent, 5% visible5:28 am 3:30 pm

42 Comments on “TWO BY TWO

      • Another reason I like to look at your photographs. It’s calming, almost healing–rather like looking at the sea. Farm animals are so other. “Self-contained,” according to Walt Whitman, who said he could “stand and look at them long and long.” I had that chance years ago in another place, and was moved. Still moved, now that i can sit anytime and look through your lens.

  1. Yes, the SUN!!!! You’ll be able to soak it up in California!!! Just know you’ll have a fabulous time!!! 🙂

  2. I made flax crackers a couple of months ago but didn’t add the other seeds. I think that would have improved it ALOT. Mine ended up too crumbly. And not interesting enough in taste to make me want to redo them and figure out why they didn’t keep enough tensile strength to take a spread without breaking. Maybe I will redo with other seeds.

  3. I make crackers, but they aren’t healthy like those. Will have to give it a try! I think there are some good postcard images in there…the kitties are very eager to show their little pink tongues.

  4. Safe trip. Hope you have fun here. I like thinking of you being in the same state for a bit!
    The cracker recipe is fascinating. I may try in the oven.

  5. Ahh ~ I love your pictures today Celi!!! Kitty ~~ here Kitty Kitty!! Luv ’em cleaning their chops!! And all curled up taking a nap!! Have a good trip Celi ~ enjoy!!

  6. Lovely sun kissed animals everywhere. I make those crackers, in the oven, and add hemp seeds….very tasty. Happy travels.

  7. Ah! Those fabulous kitties! How do you tell which one is who? We got rain here in CA yesterday!! Thank you for sending us some!

  8. Leaving Noah’s Ark I must say I am rather intrigued by those crackers and they are, as of this minute, on the ‘making’ list !!!! Happy travels of course . . . enjoy and come back energized . . .

  9. Took me a moment figure it out; but love how Mr. Flowers managed to slip into the Guinea’s photo. SO much glossy fur and feather! Enjoy your midwinter get-away!

  10. Intriguing crackers…will have to buy some seeds! I love how animals seek out the sunny or warm spots, my pups either sit in our little conservatory during the day or by the fire at night. Safe travels my friend 😀

  11. Oh goody, this looks like a great Paleo recipe I can try! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Have a wonderful trip and enjoy a little adventure!

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