This past weekend was such a great weekend! Lately we’ve been having all our beautiful weather during the week and miserable weather on the weekend, but this past weekend it decided to be beautiful all weekend! On Saturday we decided to take our boat out for the first time this year. Sam had rebuilt the motor over the spring so it needed to be tested out. Daniella was so excited to go fishing again as well. We stopped and bought some Subway sandwiches and drove to Lake Scugog.
As we got into the boat and started the motor, we discovered it wasn’t completely fixed. It ran...but only on one cylinder. So even at full throttle we were barley moving. Oh well. We made the best of it. In addition to our gas motor we also have a trolling motor (it’s a small electric motor that is slow and quiet- great for moving around without scaring the fish). So we slowly boated around for awhile staying reasonably close to the dock in case we had any trouble. Sam & Daniella pulled out their fishing rods and within a few minutes Daniella had caught a fish. She ended up catching 2 crappies and Sam caught 1 little sunfish! Daniella was quite proud of the fact that she caught more than her daddy and on her little Dora fishing rod! After fishing we had a little picnic on the boat. After we docked the boat we walked around the town of Port Perry. What a beautiful little downtown! We went through a few little shops, bought some ice cream and let Daniella play at the playground for awhile. When we got home, we had a BBQ outside! AH! This is the life!
Sunday we stayed home from church because Daniella had been up several times during the night and I knew she needed some sleep. So after sleeping in, we all went for a bike ride. We came home, had some lunch and decided to try boating again (Sam had found and fixed the problem in the motor Saturday night). So we drove back to the lake, put the boat in the water and crossed our fingers....it purred like a kitten! Okay, more like growled like a tiger, but what can you expect with a motor from the 1960’s! :) We cruised all over the lake and went along the shores and checked out all the houses. Some little cottages, some mega mansions, but they were all beautiful! We discussed how nice it would be to live on the water and sip coffee from the dock in the morning. How nice.... Well after the cruise we once again pulled out the fishing rods. This time Daniella caught 2 sunfish and Sam caught 1 crappie. Daniella still won! We put them back in the lake and told Daniella we’ll come back for them next time.
That was pretty much my perfect weekend. We spent hardly any money, didn’t go anywhere fancy but just spent some great time with my family. Oh, and I also called my grandma to wish her a happy birthday from the middle of the lake. I love technology!
Another thing I made over the weekend was raw flaxseed crackers. I puréed a mixture of tomatoes, red pepper, cilantro, salt and garlic and mixed in 2 cups of flaxseeds. I then spread them out on a screen in my dehydrator and used a pizza cutter to mark the lines where I wanted them cut. After dehydrating them for about 12 hours, I had crackers! I made some hummus to go with them and they were yummy!
On Monday evening I took a cup of buckwheat and soaked it for an hour. I then allowed it to sit for about 24 hours rinsing it several times. Once the buckwheat started to sprout I added a squirt of agave syrup and some cinnamon and mixed it all up. I dehydrated this for about 10 hours on 105°, taking it out this morning. I put some in a bowl with some sliced almonds and poured in some vanilla almond milk. MMM!!! It was so good and quite filling! It lasted me all morning! I think I need something else to add to it though, maybe raisins, or something? Any suggestions?
Well right now at home I have some chickpeas soaking. I haven’t decided yet if they will become raw falafel patties or raw hummus, or maybe I’ll have enough to make both. I’ll let you know in a couple days. Until then, have a great day!