Archive for July 31st, 2007

Thanks Again Clarence

picture-or-video-283.jpg picture-or-video-1027.jpgThe hardest part of being over here is not being able to be close to friends or family if needed. Celeste’s dad, Clarence, was not in good health (very similar to my dad), but still it is a shock when these things happen. His passing is in large part to lifestyle choices, particularly dietary. He enjoyed fast food too much, and Celeste does not have too many memories of healthy food around the dinner table. He really was a true southern gentlemen, the last time I saw him, Celeste had just opened her practice and she was giving us a demonstration of how she did the barefoot therapy. I have never seen him so proud, he was so excited to get his free massage! He saw my excitement in being in the south and wanting authentic cuisine, and brought me to a gas station that served up some great bbq, and even took me to another state for the sake of good food, he lived by his principles and will be missed by many people. As far as things over here, the picture is of Symi, Greece where we were this afternoon, we then dropped off a guest in Bodrum and are currently heading to Mykonos. This recipe is another one from Corli. It is my ideal breakfast, toasted with honey. If you get nothing else from this blog of mine, enjoy this recipe. This is the easiest bread recipe you will ever make (might even be fun for the kids to make it). It makes three loaves, but this is that perfect present to give someone wrapped nice, and it freezes beautifully. I took the picture of the bread just the way I like it, when Jenna would have waiting for me when I got up (I wonder why she doesn’t do that anymore?)

Corli’s Health Bread

The recipe calls for a kg. of flour, which is 2.2 lb. sorry, I have not figured this out in cups. I know, some of the best recipes I post make you work for it, I do promise it’s worth it though.

Three loaves

1 kg. (2.2 lb.) whole wheat flour

2 Tbsp. salt

3 cups sunflower seeds

2 cups pumpkin seeds

2 cups raisins

3/4 cup white sesame seeds

3/4 cup black sesame seeds

1 cup flax seeds

2 cups chopped pecans

2 packets yeast

Mix all of the above together in a large bowl

3 oz. honey

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

6 cups water

Combine all ingredients above with the water and mix with the dry ingredients. Scoop in to three bread tins sprayed with nonstick spray. Let the bread rest in a warm place, covered for an hour or so. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.

Rest in Peace Clarence

Celeste’s father passed away yesterday.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers.  We are almost done with this charter and I will have a lot more time to post.