lifestyle

Hula Hulas & other things I'm Loving

homemade hula hoops (or as they call them in Mexico, hula hulas)
(photo from here)

raw almonds that haven't been irradiated or pasteurized - soaked/germinated/sprouted

hummingbirds

the peppery arugula growing in the garden

getting vitamin d from the sun

What are you grateful for today?

Sweet Winter Giveaway!

Season's greetings! Hope you're all staying warm, baking and sharing wonderful goodies with the ones you love.

I want to share something sweet and healthy that will lift your spirits, and since I can't send you all homemade cookies from Mexico, I will share the next best thing - 10 copies of my iPhone app, iBooster!

If you haven't heard of it yet, it's a simple little app that helps you be more confident and positive, so that you can accomplish your goals and have an amazing life. My sweetie and I made it - we love it, and we think you will too. :)

I'm living proof that it works. By focusing on the kinds of messages we filled the app with, I've made some MAJOR much-needed lifestyle changes, and I'm happier and healthier than I've been in a long time. I'd so love to share this with you all!

Even if you don't have an iPhone (or iPod touch, or iPad), enter anyways and gift it to someone you care about.

To enter: Simply leave a comment, saying what you're grateful for today (and I guarantee you'll feel great after leaving the comment).The first 10 people to leave a comment win!

This giveaway is open to everyone internationally. :)

♥ Patty

Coconut Woman

Right now it's super hot here in Mexico (like +40C with humidity, and getting hotter) so baking has taken the back burner so to speak, but that's cool because I love making all kinds of food - hello jicama salads and no-bake amaranth squares! (Ok, I did just bake a sticky red banana pudding - yum...) Now that the rainy season has started, the plants are happy again and we have quite the selection of exciting produce available, from mangos to sapotes to pitayas. I've also been super-busy with my other blog, as well as design projects, not to mention the amazing adventure that is life - it surprises me how much of my time is taken up living!

All this to say my blog posts here will be very sporadic for the next little while, but I still have time to reply to your comments and emails (which I love) and if you need a fix of healthy baked goods, there are some fabulous healthy (as well as gluten-free and vegan) recipe links from folks all over the world on Baking is Hot. :)

And what about the picture? Well, that's me posing with the fresh coconuts my sweetheart bravely retrieved from 2 different coconut palms on the lovely property we're living on this summer.  I was so enamored by these 2 beauties that I said "Quick, take a picture, I feel like Coconut Woman!" (Thanks for indulging me C, heehee.) Right after this, he hacked them both open with a machete (another brave feat, swoon...) and we enjoyed one of our favourite drinks - fresh coconut water with some fine aged rum. ¡Qué riquísimo!

Happy New Year!


On top of the world at Calakmul.

Happy New Year!

For my first post of 2008 I would like to share some highlights from the past year, and let you know what's percolating for this year. 2007 was a productive adventurous year for me, and for pattycake.ca.