First Breath

Enchanting, visceral clouds of light;

2012, not lost like the others.

Symbolic; like a flower without petals,

swaying at the thought of spring.


Multiple colored hues break through the clouds;

once dark and shapeless.

Waiting on the clock to speak;

Years lost and now found.


No more silence,

First breath of Spring on winter’s snow.

Deep breath after goodbye,

Warming the heart;

Not like ice, but warming from the inside out.


Until one day the cold is no more;

Replaced by springs eternal gaze.

Like light in the depths of a deeply buried cave,

The end of a never ending maze;

Finding your way to shore…Image


Apple Garbanzo-Oat Pancakes

Apple Garbanzo Oat

Apple – Garbanzo Oat Pancakes


  • 1/2 cup of Garbanzo bean flour
  • 3/4 Cup of Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup of Oat Bran
  • 1 Tablespoon of Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 1/2 Medium Apple, chopped into tiny pieces
  • Juice of 1 Small Orange
  • 1 tsp of vanilla concentrate



  • Stir all dry ingredients together
  • Add water slowly while stirring to make sure consistency is not too watery
  • Add in chopped apples and juice from Orange, and mix well
  • Over medium high heat, form medium sized pancakes on a lightly oiled pan. Cover with a light dusting of Cinnamon and cook for 3 minutes on each side, until lightly crisp on both sides. Repeat with remaining batter.