Our waffles included 3/4 cup of flour made from grain I grew in my garden. I didn't grow it on purpose. Straw added to garden beds to keep in moisture and keep down weeds had seeds in it. It grew. I let it. As the seed heads matured, they were collected into a paper bag.
The grain was threshed, winnowed and ground (quite a process for so little wheat by one with so little experience). It was to be baked into a special bread to bless the family. I had hinted in my mind at creating something while all the family was home over Christmas.
But this morning the little jar of flour was still waiting in the pantry. A special, slow-morning breakfast with honey yogurt and pure maple syrup over home-grown-grain waffles was the perfect blending.
They were superb: crisp, slightly sweet, full-flavored with a hint of crunch from the home-milled flour. If any other of the Things I get to do today is as good as this beginning, it will be one fine day--and I'm planning right now that all events will equal or surpass this.
|Breakfast of Blessings|
May your New Year have such rich blessings!