Thursday, 3 July 2014

Gluten Free Kale and Asparagus Quiche

Kale & Asparagus Quiche

Gluten Free, Lactose Free 
Kale and Asparagus Quiche


  • 1 ¼ cups Gluten Free Bisquick™ mix
    Gluten Free Bisquick box
  • ¼ softened coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar flavoured vegan cheese
  • ½ onion chopped fine
  • Asparagus enough to fill the bottom of your pie plate (or more if you like)
  • 6 large leaves of Kale stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • Fresh asparagus, basil, kale on a cutting board1 teaspoon of chopped fresh basil leaves (I used 5 leaves)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups Almond milk
  • 1 cup lactose free sour cream


  1. Heat oven to 400°F
  2. Spray/grease a large pie plate
  3. Mix together the Gluten Free Bisquick™ and coconut oil once this is combined well add your two tablespoons of boiling water and mix until a soft dough is formed.  Press this into your pie plate thus creating the crust.
  4. Prepare your onions, asparagus, kale, basil and cheese place these in the bottom of your pie plate.
  5. In a separate bowl combined the eggs, milk, and sour cream.  Note here you add pepper and salt to taste.
  6. Pour this over the vegetables and cheese slowly and bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the egg mixture is set.

The crust was adapted from the Betty Crocker® website

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Happy Canada Day

Matching Canada Outfits

Girl and her doll dressed in Canada Day outfits
Ruth and Isabella spent Thursday night at Grandpa & Grandma house.  It was one of those rare occasions when Ruth was here by herself.  Ruth asked if we could sew an outfit for Isabella  and so to my fabric stash we went.  Ruth found a large piece of Canada Day fabric that I have had for about 30 years, I purchased out of a discount fabric bin never realizing that I was purchasing it for my Granddaughter.
Girl putting decorations on her dolls dress
Ruth picked out the pattern for her doll and while in Grandma's pattern boxes found a top that she liked for herself.  I quickly sewed up Isabella's dress  Eden Ava Couture 1930's Ruffled Play Dress.
Maplelea her Canada Day Dress

Ruth then spent Friday morning decorating the dress and helping Grandma cut out and sew her summer top.
Girl learning to sew
Grandma Snyder
©2013-2014 twosnydergirls

Monday, 30 June 2014

Perfection Maybe Too Much

Where did we learn that anything short of perfection will bring shame and embarrassment on ourselves and families? 

How the need for perfection is passed from one generation to the next is a question we can answer.  Many of us as (grand)parents we praise what we define as perfection in our (grand)children and we criticize everything else - unfortunately there is far more criticism then praise.

  • The child that gets 95% on a test proudly shows it to their parent who responds with that good but what happened to the other 5%.
  • The parent that challenges a judge loudly and in front of other contestant at giving their child second place instead of first.
  • The parent that harangs a child practicing for a part in a play to the point that at the audition the child fails in a puddle of tears and the parent uses this as proof of lack of trying.
We have all been with (grand)parents who are like this and for some of us we uncomfortably know ourselves to have been this type of (grand)parent..

This is how we teach that nothing but perfection is acceptable.

Demanding perfection from yourself and your family is to live in a constant state of tension, worry, conflict, anticipated embarrassment and it does not allow you to see others for who they are.  We only see  short comings in yourself and others and there is no joy in the process of becoming/trying.  Leonard Cohen has it right...

 “Ring the bells that still can ring, forget you perfect offering, there is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”  

If there is one life lesson I would like to pass on to my children and grandchildren it is that the process, the light, is  what you will remember not the perfect/imperfect offering.

quote by Michael J. Fox

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2015 twosnydergirls

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