I’m very lucky to have a mom that can do magic. Out of something quite small, she can create warmth, protection and love. She works her magic, sometimes for hours on end, and the result is something that no one can experience in the exact same way. Her hands work love into everything she creates. Not only does she do magic, but each crafted spell is a masterpiece and they each last for years. They are wrapped around you and keeps you warm. Whenever I need the warmth of her craft, it’s rarely far away from grasp. And every time I get a hold of it and wrap it around my soul’s shell, I feel a little more at home and a little more at peace. My smile gets a little wider, and any off day gets a little better!
But my mom doesn’t do her craft just for me. She does it for everyone she loves and cares about. Sometimes she even does it for total strangers as well. But there’s only a few of us who will get the crafted spells with her special mark upon it.
And whenever I look at it, I feel so grateful and so loved. Thank you mom, for knitting magic and masterpieces!
Sunday is pancake day at our place! And on the weekends when Leander is home, we have my favorite vegan pancakes for breakfast! They are super easy to make and so tasty!
And today I thought I’d share that recipe with you guys☺️
- 6 dl (2 ½ cups) flour
- 1 dl (½ cup) coarse ground rye flour
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
- 6 dl (2 ½ cups) water
- 2 tablespoons sunflower oil (or any neutral tasting oil)
- Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
- Mix the water and oil in with your dry ingredients and mix until the batter is smooth.
- Let the batter rest for at least 5 minutes.
- Heat your skillet over medium heat Pour batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side.
And that’s it! Super fluffy and tasty American style, vegan pancakes!
I usually serve mine with sliced bananas or blueberries, maple syrup and walnuts. Sometimes I even like to treat myself to a PB&J pancake! If you’ve never tried, I recommend that you do😋
Do you have any interesting toppings that you usually have on your pancakes? Let me know in the comments! And of course, I would love to hear what you thought of these if you try them out as well!
Hope you guys are all having a wonderful Sunday!
Our lives are constantly changing, even though it may not seem like it all of the time. It might seem like everything is just the same, day after day. But even though you feel like you’re going through the motion in the same ship everyday, there’s so much going on underneath the surface that you’re not paying attention to.
All those little things that just passes by as unimportant could easily add up to end up as some of the most important events of your life.
Some changes are bigger though, and impossible to miss! I’m going through one of those changes right now.
I’ve been working for Brilleland for little over a year now, and a while back I was approached by another chain of stores and they wanted to set up a meeting with me. The meeting happened and in a time where people struggle to get jobs I was lucky enough to be offered a new one. I’m very grateful! After thinking it over and going a bit back and forth I decided to take the offer.
So yesterday I had my last day at Brilleland and on Monday I’m moving on to a new chain, new store and new colleagues. It’s very exciting and also a bit scary. I’ve had my share of jobs over the years and the butterflies in the stomach feeling always shows up whenever I’m on the brink of starting something new.
It’s a feeling I welcome! It’s another way of pushing myself and getting out of my comfort zone. A wonderful way of learning and growing.
So this weekend I’m going to take it easy, meditate on what was and get ready for what’s coming!
Wish me luck!
And I wish you all a wonderful weekend!
Like a rock out of its place
The waves of life
Tossed her back and forth
Hitting obstacles, cracking open
And then moving on
Until one day she landed here
Embraced by the mountain
So stable and predictable
The waves still came
But in the crevice she found
Comfort in rolling around
It felt safe to stay there
As the waves washed over her
Again and again
The mountain and her got
Shaped into something new
A collective shape of comfort.
She rolled deeper as her edges and cracks
Smoothed over and the crevice
It grew deeper and deeper
But where she first found comfort
Turned into darkness
As she rolled into him
Herself eroded away
Into an unfamiliar shape
The crevice got so deep that she
Could no longer see the light over the edges
The cracks that should have defined her
Was scrubbed away
And the perfectly smooth and polished shape
Was one she she couldn’t recognise
She ached for skipping across the water
To once again be a part of
The unpredictable roll of the ocean
She wanted to be tossed around and hit sharp edges
Crack open again and see what was inside
Learn about her very center
But time had rolled her out of water’s reach now
And so she waits
For the wanderer that will one day
Catch a glimpse of a smooth rock
Unable to resist
To pick it up and send it flying
On the ripples of waves
To the next unknown adventure.
©Christina de Vries