Glazed Lemon Blueberry Bread is on the menu for breakfast this morning.
I’m sure I’ve told you before how much my husband loves sweets. I’ve been trying to really reduce the sugar content in my diet since I’ve been having some health issues, which means he has had to suffer as well.
So this morning when Tony left to go on his morning run, I decided I would surprise him with a sweet bread. What kind of wife would I be if I didn’t take pity on my poor, sugar loving, husband?
For some reason on Saturday morning we were both filled with early morning energy and decided to hop out of bed and take the dogs for a walk.
Red Winged Blackbird
The Rindge/Jaffrey Rails to Trails trail has beauty at every turn.
Everything was so calm the forest was a perfect mirrored reflection in one of the many ponds.
Every time the Geese quacked, a little puff of breath floated through the air.
Going for an early morning walk rather than an afternoon walk certainly paid off.
For several weeks we’ve walked without my camera and every time I mentally pinched myself for not bringing it along. This time I made a point to remember, and was rewarded with the Great Blue Heron.
They usually fly away as soon as they see the dogs, but this one allowed me several shots before deciding he’d had enough. They’re so huge, it really is amazing to see them fly so gracefully.
The walk was peaceful and beautiful, and the wildlife was stunning. They were extra patient with me and my camera, almost as if they knew I wanted a few last, very special, shots.
We’ve seen almost every animal and water fowl New Hampshire has to offer since we moved here with the exception of the Fisher Cat and Moose.
And I can certainly live without seeing a Fisher Cat.
I thought for sure with the presence of so many swampy areas that we would see at least one moose on our early morning trek, but no such luck. We have a couple of weeks before the moving company comes at the end of the month, maybe we’ll spot one before then.
Even the dogs were photogenic.
The Bear made a visit the other night.
It never crossed my mind that he would be interested in our bird feeders now that we have a fence.
Silly me, bears aren’t worried about fences and only have one thing on their mind. Food.
There are big bear claw marks on a few of our trees along the back fence line. This one must be pretty light on his feet because he barely bent the thin wire fence as he climbed over.
Luckily the vinyl fence was a quick fix, but we have yet to receive the bill, so it may not be a painless fix.
Needless to say, all of the bird feeders have come down and have been packed away until we move back to an area where bears aren’t usually a worry.
Plenty of exciting and beautiful things to miss when we leave New Hampshire, but the West also has a beauty all its own.
Getting excited to move in the direction of home!
Blueberry Lemon Bread with Lemon Glaze
2 1/2 Cups of Mama’s All Purpose Almond Flour
2 teaspoons of Baking Powder
1 teaspoon of Xanthan Gum
1/4 teaspoon of Sea Salt
1/2 Cup of Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar
1 Cup of “Buttermilk” (1 cup almond milk with juice of 1/2 lemon)
3 Organic Eggs
1/2 Cup of Avocado Oil
4 teaspoons of Lemon Zest (about 2 lemons)
1 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 Cups of Organic Frozen Blueberries
Whisk all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Whisk all of the wet ingredients together and add to dry ingredients. Fold until fully incorporated. Fold in the frozen blueberries. Bake at 350 degrees for 65 minutes.
1 Cup of Powdered Sugar
1 Tablespoon of Dairy Free Butter, melted
2 teaspoons of Freshly Grated Lemon Zest
2-3 Tablespoons of Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
Whisk in bowl and drizzle over cooled bread.