Not much happening here at the old Smith Bites homestead; there is still snow on the ground (‘Suprise!’ she says sarcastically) and The Professor is in his nineth week of a 16-week semester. The good news is that as of today, it looks like temperatures near 50 will be here by Friday . . . break out the flip-flops people!

This past weekend I found a design for my dream garden I’d tucked away more than a year ago; I’m still in love with the design and would love to have a garden like the one on those pages but first we need a fence, then build raised boxes for planting, truck in pea-gravel and add the chickens and bees we’ve wanted for a couple of years now. All of which take time and money – we’re short on both so I’m pondering compromises we can live with to get the ball rolling. 

Oh. And one other tiny little detail that needs tending to: the family of raccoons living underneath our deck.

They’re cute from a distance but the female is quite large and very bold; the two little ones aren’t so little anymore and they are into everything that isn’t nailed down. We know they carry disease and would most likely be a problem with both chickens and bees (not to mention the humans who live here) so they must go and we’re researching how to remove them – any suggestions would be welcomed.

We’ve remodeled our studio and added a small shoot kitchen; more about that in another post but for now we hope you’ll enjoy this quick piece featuring our absolute favorite gluten-free wraps on the market – Toufayan Bakeries.

Toufayan was kind enough to send us several varieties of their gluten-free wraps including: spinach, sun-dried tomato, garden vegetable and plain. We wanted to do something a little different that you might not think about when it comes to a wrap and I thought something sweet and cinnamony might be nice. We cut a few into strips, fried them in hot oil and dusted them with cinnamon sugar – Gluten Free Cinnamon Crisps anyone?

So simple it’s not quite fair to call it a ‘recipe’ but there you have it.

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  1. Soooooo…if the raccoons go, are the chickens and bees moving in?! I’ll be really excited for you if so! And I’m jealous of the shoot kitchen – can’t wait to hear and see more about that! Also, these crisps look amazing. Wish I had these to go with my yogurt this morning!

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