Archive | June, 2013

Buzzing with the bees

30 Jun

Photo by: Susan T's Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

We are dependent on bees to pollinate much of our food source and the populations are down around the world. How can we help? Try not to use pesticides and try to do your part to help the bees  by adding bee friendly plants. Create a sanctuary in your yard and they will come. Don’t worry about a sting from a bee, because if you do not bother them they most likely will ignore you.

Bee Friendly

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

While you are creating a bee attraction garden don’t forget to add a watering hole since bee’s get thirsty too.  All you have to do is fill a medium or large plant saucer with rocks and add water.  The moisture will attract the bees to your flower garden.  If your area is prone to mosquitos change the water every other day so it does not stagnate.

Bee Watering hole

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

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Delicious and Healthy Banana Pancakes (it’s vegan)

25 Jun

I love pancakes and banana’s,  don’t you?  So why not blend the two together for a delicious and healthy breakfast that is vegan too!  My husband loves pancakes, as well and if he had his way he would eat them every day!   My cat Samantha tried to sneak a bite but I told her “not for kitty cat!”

Banana Pancakes

Banana Pancakes

  • 1 1/2 Cups of rice milk
  • 2 bananas chopped
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. In a blender puree the banana and rice milk
  2. add the flour, salt, and  baking powder
  3. puree a few seconds more.
  4. Let the batter stand for about 10 minutes.
  5. Heat a large  non stick  skillet over med heat
  6. lightly coat bottom of skillet with canola oil
  7. pour batter in increments  into a 1/4 cup, then into the skillet.
  8. Reduce heat to low
  9. Cook pancakes until the underside is golden brown flip and cook few minutes more
  10. Top with sliced banana’s  and maple syrup
Photo by: Susan T's Kitchen

Photo by: Susan T’s Kitchen

Toes In The Sand Lemony Pineapple Drink

1 Jun

This drink will have you dreaming of warm beaches and long sunsets!

  • Mix 3/4 glass of pineapple juice with 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon
    add crushed ice and a sprig of rosemary.
  • Vodka Optional!
Lemony Pineapple Drink

Lemony Pineapple Drink

Relax and dream!

Life's A Beach

Life’s A Beach

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