Summer Vacation Day 9: Bakery visit #10, garden work and Chia Seed Pudding

This morning the weather was glorious – blue sky, warm (but not hot), just lovely. DH and I decided to visit a bakery because DS23 had a friend sleeping on our couch. We drove into Mulino to try breakfast at Tammy D’s. Tammy D’s is nothing fancy, just a pretty nice breakfast/lunch joint that sells some of their house-made bakery items. I’ve been avoiding processed sugar for nine days so, even though the cinnamon rolls were calling out to me and the cookies looked delicious, DH and I settled for a beautiful loaf of brioche. Breakfast was tasty, DH had the traditional breakfast ($10.50 was maybe a bit high) and I settled on the biscuit and gravy from the senior/kids menu with an egg on the side ($6.50). It was fine….not the most remarkable breakfast we’ve had, but well cooked and the service was friendly and terrific.


When we got home, we spent some time in the garden.  We fertilized and watered, put strings up on the pea trellis and DH repaired a couple of fence posts that had rotted out.  The cement should dry tonight so we can put up fencing tomorrow to keep the deer and rabbits from (hopefully) snacking on my veggies.

This evening I really wanted a sweet snack from the Dairy Queen – – Day 9 No Sugar had been going really smoothly until then.  I remembered that I had stirred up a batch of Coconut Milk Chia Seed Pudding yesterday and it was waiting in the refrigerator.  I topped it with a little fresh mango and some raw milk from my favorite cow and dug in.  Now I’ll be the first to admit, grayish-purple pudding is not chocolate soft-serve, but it was cold and just slightly sweet and pretty darn delicious.

Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

1 cup chia seeds
1 can coconut milk
1 T honey
1 t vanilla
1/2 cup shredded coconut

Combine and chill
top with fresh fruit and a little milk


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