Tuesday, 19 May 2009

Update on me

Well for heaven's sakes, look at the time!! How did this weekend go by in 5 minutes?

I'll tell ya how... I was pissing away the time setting up a Myspace page. Good gawd, they wrap that thing up like cheese, like they don't want you to open it. I didn't find it user-friendly at all. Been workin' and re-workin' and that's where my time went.

Here it is, though. We are starting recording on our 2nd cd on June 1&2 and I figured it was about time to get with the Myspace program. If anybody knows 'code' to make all the text white, even after a link has been clicked, I'd appreciate it rightly!

Anyway, had my head up my...computer ;)

Did manage to sprout buckwheat and build some out-of-this-world, delicous cinnamon buns ala Brigitte Mars.

I've always said I wished the entire cinnamon bun was as gooey and yummy as the centre, and these are! It's such an intense dessert that you don't need much at one sitting. (Unless you're like me, and go for it anyway.)

And the icing!! Whoa, Mama. This stuff isn't kidding when it calls itself Deluxe Frosting.

I'll re-post these in their permanent home in the dessert section, but for now, thought you might like to know the recipes:

Cinnamon Buns

These delicious buns have convinced some of my friends to go raw! - Bridgitte Mars

*Yield: 24 buns - see note under Directions

2 cups buckwheat, sprouted 2-3 days
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped dates, soaked for 20 minutes
2 teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon cardamon
¼ teaspoon celtic salt


Combine all ingredients in a food processor and mince. Shape the mixture into 2-inch rounds on teflex and dehydrate for 6 hours.

*Rawkin' note: The original recipe says it yeilds 24 based on 2 inch rounds. I doubled this recipe and yielded 18 large 'cookies' about and inch thick each. I stayed at a low 105 and dehydrated these about 20 hours.)

Remove from teflex, turn the rounds over on the the tray, and continue dehydrating for another 6 hours. Frost the buns with Deluxe Frosting. Store uneaten buns in a container in the fridge, where they will keep for a week.

Deluxe Frosting

This frosting makes any cake taste sensuously rich.

Yield: 1 ½ cups

½ cup coconut butter - (not oil, butter. I had to go to a specialty health food store to find it.)
½ cup dates, soaked for 20 minutes
½ cup pine nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or ½ vanilla bean)

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and puree.

They are worth the 20 or so hours of waiting. The prep is nuthin; 5 minutes if that.


I've been keeping up with my walking :) I took my dog, Gracie and let her have a splashabout in the lake, which she thoroughly enjoyed! I have a little movie of it. Caution: There will be barking dogs, so tweak the sound before playing it at work!

Other than this n' that, I've been busy with music lately. I'm learning a song in time for Friday night when I have to sing back up on it at a cd release party. I was on the record, now they want me to sing it live. The best way to learn a tune is to repeat repeat repeat. So I'm hearing it even when it's not on now, I've heard it so much. I'll be doing my open mic on Friday as usual, and then zipping downtown to the other club, where I don't go on stage until after midnight...yikes! Looking forward-ish to it, lol.

Been eating things like raw veggies dipped in hummus, sprouted grain tortillas, smoothies, and went out to supper and ate a cooked but tasty 'Goddess Bowl' with brown rice and seaweed sheets, pickled ginger, steamed spinach. Not raw but it went down well ;)

Been out Harley-ing a lot and here's a newsflash... been out looking to get my own. Yeehaaa I feel ready now, after years of dancing around the issue. I've been doing EFT on some of my fears and WALLA they are leavin' me! Or should I say, I'm leavin' them. Either way, they are outta here. I attribute this readiness to get my own bike to these sessions! EFT is SO amazing.

So that's my update! See you soon with the Russell James Nutfree Bread.


Anonymous said...


lookin', soundin' rockin' Love you ! Islander

Rawkin' said...

Thank you, Islander my Darling :)

Big love back atcha


Macie said...

Wow, those cinnamon buns look amazing! I can't believe they are raw! Cooked cinnbuns make me feel bloated and stuffed, from all the flour/sugar. I'll have to give these a try!

Rawkin' said...

Hi Macie,
They really are amazing...so doughy. If you look reaaaaal close, you'll see I left a bite in one for the photo ;) THAT's how good they are!
These make ya feel nothin' but goooood.

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