this morning awoke at 4.45am. not unusual for me on these long summer days, I then had the urge to create something, not the usual paper, paint, pencils kind of stuff but some flapjacks !! Then It suddenly dawned on me I have been in the creative doldrums! Yikes !. So much of my energy has been consumed by the interior design side of my creativity which has been very much to the forefront these past couple of years, but that when it comes to my time, the output has almost come to a standstill.
Design doldrums, kind of design constipation, but if I am honest the interior design is like a fast flowing river and maybe separating this from my personal work is actually diminishing my talents?. Maybe it’s not Yikes I am in the doldrums, it’s that I am creating so much that I need me time to rest . replenish and find inspiration to keep the river flowing
The nuts and seeds here, not only look delicious and nutritious, but they are an abundant mass of ideas that inspired me to make an entry on my blog. Nuts and seeds are kernels of ideas, this is where the magic happens and design ideas get triggered. However this morning “little meeces” came to mind, I have been invaded by mice, dear sweet faces looking up at me whilst stuffing their faces in my cupboards !!. I have caught three in a humane trap, but still they come. They are now bypassing the trap and gnawing their way through hard plastic containers,plastic lids and having a feast !! 3/4 jar of peanut butter and a whole untouched jar of Nutella whilst away this week !! I love mice, had them a pets when a child, but having them cheerily peeking at me from my food cupboards is getting a bit much. Going to bait up my trap with some of my flapjacks, all the things they love here, so keeping fingers crossed I can catch the blighter’s.
Have to save some for me ! especially as they contain wonderful golden honey from my daughters bees !!
1 1/2 cups of toasted whole rolled oats
1 cup of whole toasted almonds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 1/2 cups dates, sour cherries and barberries (combined) dates only whizzed to a paste in blender
1/4 cup of whole Earth crunchy peanut butter ( heated until runny with the honey)
1/4 cup of Honey
Combine all, flatten in an oiled tin and refrigerate. When cold slice
Be warned, put in a small tin so they are at least 1.5-2cm thick, too thin they fall apart.
also they are very morish so cut and put in a tin out of site, and bring out one with a coffee. If you don’t it will disappear in a flash