Round Flowers in Cornered Vases

Easy breakfast to use up miscellaneous kitchen stuffs- a little rolled oats, 1/2 a boxed cake mix, bananas going bad, less than a 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.

Here’s what you need and do:

Preheat oven to 350° and spritz a square 9×9 pan with vegetable spray.

In bowl, mix the following ingredients.

1/2 cup yellow cake mix

1/2 cup rolled oats

nutmeg and ginger– a dash of each

1/2 cup chocolate chips

In another bowl mix together:

2 bananas going really ripe

1 serving cup Oikos Greek Pineapple yogurt

1 egg

a generous splash of vanilla

1/3 cup white sugar

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Pour batter into prepared pan and place in oven. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, the top is golden. Cool slightly and dust with powdered sugar, if you wish.

Saturday morning, an assortment of square vases were filled with lots of round flowers and the arrangements sent to different areas of the house.

Saturday Blessings from the Exile’s Kitchen.



The bicycles had been hidden in the barn shadows for decades. An idea to use them in the garden grew in my mind, but the fear of snakes, rodents and buzzards left them there. Well, as a surprise a few weeks back, my sons braved the afore mentioned and wheeled them into the sunlight. Cans of bright spray paint and festoonery from the big craft store and the old bikes are all summered up.

The bikes are rolling between flower swaths that are planted with wildflowers. Hopefully what was planted will be blooming later this summer.

Early this morning I dead headed spent blooms and picked those in between bud and throwaway stages, to make this bodacious boots bouquet.
Herman got a body makeover and is waiting on his friends for a bike ride. Stay tuned.

Summer Blessings from the Exile’s Kitchen.