I smile.

I laugh.

I cry.

I play.

I run.

I stop and look over.

I wink.

and, it begins again.


the process of being happy.

finding the little me. finding the big me. holding hands and skipping together.

letting go. letting in.

living life. being present.

always being in touch.

Hello life! look what i & I baked for you! :)


Banana Streusel Cakes

(makes 6 cupcakes)


for the cake:

1 overripe banana, mashed

2/3 cup spelt flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 tsp salt

1/3 cup raw sugar

4 T butter, room temperature

1 egg, whipped lightly

1/3 cup milk

for the streusel topping:

2 T rolled oats

2 T flour

2 T raw sugar

1/4 tsp grated nutmeg

1 T melted butter

Sift the dry ingredients together. In another bowl, whip the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gently fold in the egg. Then add the banana and milk and make a smooth puree. To this add the dry ingredients in three parts until just incorporated. Divide the batter into six cup cake molds.

In a small bowl, mix together ingredients for the streusel topping. Divide equally on top of the cake batter.

Bake in a preheated oven at 350F for 15-18 minutes until the top is crusted and golden brown. Cool for a few minutes and devour warm and with ice cream...!