Home-made Bug Repellent

I have been way too busy to bake anything new and get a post up, so I thought I would post this recipe for the bug repellent we use.

In 1 1/2 oz of your favorite unscented lotion, mix 10 drops citronella essential oil, 5 drops lemongrass oil, and 5 drops rosemary oil.

The lemongrass and rosemary can be adjusted to your preference, but this mixture works fantastically well (and is allergy safe for us!)


Gluten Free Blueberry Basil Cakes

  • 2 c brown rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/2 c applesauce
  • 1 1/4 c vanilla rice milk
  • 4 oz dried blueberries
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine flour, salt, baking powder and soda, basil, xanthan gum and brown sugar in a large bowl. Cut in applesauce and press until it forms a fine meal. Add milk in small (1/4 cup) portions and mix well. Stir in dried blueberries. Spoon into greased muffin tins and bake 20 minutes.

These came out amazing! Here's a link to the twitpic. More photos soon.