Saturday, May 25, 2013

Almond Flour Coconut Waffles

Yesterday was one of those days - I woke up to discover a tick burrowed into my back. Now, I don't have any critter phobias, but ticks wig me out (and for just cause!), both for what sort of diseases they can cause, and for the whole nasty way they go about acquiring their lunch.

So, that was no good start to the day - trying not to panic, I went to go find Michael, who'd already gotten up to get that thing out of me pronto, and he was nowhere to be found. So, holding my panic at bay, I got dressed and went to go look outside for him, and saw his legs about half way up a ladder, looking at something up on the roof.

I went inside to wait (muttering, 'ugh, tick, hurry hurry...' while I waited), and when he came in, I said "good morning, I have a TIIIICCCCKKK...." right about the same moment he said, "Good morning, we have a HOLE IN THE ROOOOOFFFF."

sigh.  He fixed my problem, but the one he uncovered is going to take a bit more doing - a few years back, he'd had some gutter screens installed, and they've been one hassle after another - while they keep large objects like leaves out of the gutter, they allow smaller items - pollen, dirt, whatever small things fall out of the trees onto the roof - to pass through, gunk up the gutter and be nearly impossible to get out due to the screens.  And one of them someone created a hole where it was attached large enough that it's been letting water drain down inside the wall of  the house for who knows how long.


We were definitely in need of something indulgent, so waffles for dinner it was.

I don't need to post this recipe - we used this one from PaleOMG without alteration.  I doubled  the amount so we could have some for breakfast this morning.  I used coconut oil to brush the waffle iron, and this made 5 full waffles - very rich, crisp on the outside, tender on the inside waffles.

I used some cherries and blueberries from the freezer, lightly sweetened with coconut sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup and we had them with fresh whipped heavy cream and some sliced banana.

They. Were. Awesome.

Reheating the next day - in the oven, so they stay crisp - worked perfectly, and I will be doing this again, and often.

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  1. This is not good! I fear a leaking roof more than a tick. So good you found something to comfort yourself. :-) Have a good week nonthelss. Regula

  2. ughhh ticks, I don't like them, but then I don't like any bugs. But a hole in the roof, that is a bit more daunting. Good luck and May God grant you the serenity you need to handle these minor bits and pieces of your life.

  3. I've never had a tick and neither has anyone else in my family but I am pretty sure it would freak me out, lol!

    The waffles look yummy. I love waffles and pancakes. I always try to make extra so that I can freeze them and pop them in the toaster whenever I want one. Thanks for linking up today!

  4. I believe you, they look awesome. :)

    I'm visiting today from Thursday's Favorite Things.

  5. It sounds like waffles were a perfect way to end your day. I would have been yelling at my hubby to get it out now. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures

  6. The waffles do look delicious. Good thing I just had dinner or I`d be salivating.

  7. Wow...that was quite an adventure, but the waffles saved the day! Thank you for linking both to this week's Fluster Buster party! have a great weekend, hopefully No Ticks, lol, Lizy party co-host

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  10. These are great looking Waffles, they will be delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fabulous weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  11. I like the idea of brushing the waffle iron with coconut idea! Sounds like the perfect way to get your mind off Ticks (disgusting creatures. I agree!) and holey roofs! Thanks so much for sharing on Busy Monday!

  12. I think I may be able to eat this on my diet. Yay! I missed waffles so much!

    Thanks for sharing on Fluster's Creative Muster Party.

    Fluster Buster

  13. These sound very good. Thanks for sharing at Wildcrafting Wednesday.

  14. Ack! You poor thing! Glad the waffles helped a little ;) Thanks for sharing this on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday.


  15. Definitely sounds like you needed some comfort food. Yum! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I had my very first tick bite last week. We'd spent the day at my in-law's hobby farm and I was the grand recipient of this oh-so-very-tiny creature! I hated it! Dearest took it out - still kind of itches. Sorry about the hole in the roof. Sounds like you resolved this the way I would have - breakfast for dinner. I hope all is well now - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,