The Solemnity of the Annunciation and Back Porch Dining

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Just a quick post of instagrams today. We’ve been fighting colds at our house and life is busy, busy.

For the Solemnity of the Annunciation, I made Sweet Potato and Carrot Lentil Curry Soup and Spelt-Flour, Dairy-free biscuits (hello, bacon grease!) for Benjamin and my gluten intolerance and his dairy allergies.

It’s been so beautiful outside that last night I set up a table on our back porch for dinner. Benjamin thought it was mighty fine to eat outside and when Lucy and I woke up this morning, the boys had breakfast prepared on the back porch for round two of eating outside.

Days when you wake up next to your sweet baby, stumble bleary-eyed out of your bedroom, are immediately handed a cup of miraculously delicious coffee by your handsome husband and are treated to German apple pancakes, fruit, and granola on the back porch are…well…splendid.

Gluten-free, Dairy-free success! And North Florida this time of year is simply gorgeous.

Oh, glorious Spanish Moss! I’m feeling very grateful despite all the runny noses in our household…

How is your family enjoying springtime?



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  1. Janelle says

    What lovely pictures! dinning on the porch always makes a meal better 🙂

    I don’t know how severe your gluten sensitivity is but spelt does contain gluten, just not as much as wheat. Just thought I would pass that along in case it would help your health. blessings!

    • says

      Thanks for the tip, Janelle! My nutritionist does think I’m allergic to gluten to some degree. But I definitely don’t have anything like celiac disease, my allergy is not very severe. I did know that spelt has gluten in it, but occasionally I’ll use it for cooking when I can’t say no to some delicious gluten 🙂 My husband bought me some different kinds of flour and made awesome pancakes out of it, but I’m still kind of intimidated by the weird flours. Someday I’ll learn to bake gluten-free!

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