2011-11-05

Gluten-Free Butternut Pecan Scones

Gluten free butternut pecan scones
Get sconed, Babycakes, with these fab gluten-free scones.

Let's get sconed. Butternut squash style. But let me warn you. I'm having an existential week. The kind of week where gushing about a gluten-free scone recipe just seems kind of silly. The kind of week where irony reigns supreme on her cold and shiny throne. 

Yeah, I know. I could shrug it off and stuff it out of sight and soldier on. I could kick it to the back of my closet, behind the pile of ratty sneakers. I could swallow the pill of denial like a good girl and use words like tender and buttery and melt in your mouth scone goodness.

Who would know the difference?

But this morning I'm just not interested.



Gluten free butternut pecan scones
Fresh from the oven: warm gluten-free scones.

Because it's not the whole of who I am. The whole truth, you see, is messy. It's complicated. And it doesn't always neatly dovetail into a post about butternut squash or gluten-free scones. What I'm feeling is raw. And no doubt undercooked.

And I'm not even sure I understand it.

If I could describe it, I would tell you it is the acrid sensation of slipping backwards in time. Losing ground you worked so hard to get to. To claim as your own. The fragile foothold that doesn't come easy to a questioning, hyper-vigilant child. That elusive, cultivated center of pure confidence.

The belief in I am here.

The right to take up floorspace and wall space.

The right to carve out time for artistic self expression.

To spend money on materials, make mistakes, explore, discover.

Play.

To start over doing something new and unfamiliar.

The right to disappoint someone else.

To confuse them.

To place someone else's needs aside- instead of in front of your own.

So I ask you other Good Girls.

Why is it so dang hard?




Gluten free scones
Have a warm, tender scone for breakfast. Or afternoon tea.


Gluten-Free Butternut Pecan Scones Recipe- updated

I love butternut squash in gluten-free baking recipes because it imparts a subtle sweetness. As for the pecans- change up the nuts if you prefer. Walnuts would be amazing.

Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Line a cookie sheet with an Exopat or parchment.

Ingredients:

1 cup sorghum flour or brown rice flour
1/2 cup almond flour
2/3 cup tapioca starch
1/3 cup organic light brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup organic butternut squash puree
2 organic free-range eggs, beaten, or Ener-G Egg Replacer
2 tablespoons coconut oil or vegan butter
2 teaspoons bourbon vanilla
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2/3 cup chopped pecans

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients.

Add in the wet ingredients and mix just until the scone dough is workable. Scoop out the dough and plop it onto the center of your prepared cookie sheet. Using wet palms, smooth and flatten the dough into an 8-9 inch circle. I use a small silicone spatula to smooth the outside edges.

Add extra chopped nuts, if desired. Press in slightly.

Brush the top with a little coconut milk or rice milk.

Sprinkle with organic raw sugar (this makes a lovely crusty top).

Score the dough into eight wedges, using a sharp knife. Cut through and slice the dough down to the bottom. Use the silicone spatula to wiggle some space between each wedge.

Bake in the center of the preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or so, depending upon your oven. Bake until the scones are golden and firm.

Serve warm with vegan butter- and apricot jam, if desired.


And for an amazing treat- slice the scones in half and grill them in a skillet, using vegan butter. The pecans get fragrant and toasty.

Makes eight scones.

Freeze leftover scones. Thaw as needed, and warm them in a microwave (or slice in half and grill them in vegan butter).

 Recipe Source: glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com


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69 comments:

  1. Hi Karina
    Thanks for the recipe; it looks perfect for what I have hanging around in the fridge at the moment.
    I don't know why it's so damn hard. If I don't disappear completely before figuring it out, I'll get back to you.

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  2. Many hugs, Karina. I know how it is, to have that raw, discontented, unfinished feeling. It's been that sort of few weeks. Long-buried dreams surface, and so do old ghosts. Somehow nothing seems right. Confidence is a twisty, slippery thing that eludes every effort to hold onto it. And artistic endeavours? Space? Floorspace? Wallspace? It all feels wrong. There's no centre. And you try to be good, try to put others first but that big hollow where you think your centre was makes it impossible to be anything but suspended. Not grounded anywhere. Even hope's just a word, a concept as far away as the nearest star.

    It's hard. It's always hard. I haven't quite figured out how to work through it and dig through the layers. There aren't any easy answers; it's something every Good Girl or Not So Good Girl or Bad Girl (that's me!) has to weather. But there is always one day when you wake up and everything, including the sun, seems so...immediate. Heightened awareness. And happiness is as golden as the sunbeams on worn wooden floors, warm as apples, smooth as pumpkin silk pie. Maybe that's what we all wait for, but in the meantime, you have my thoughts and best wishes and hugs (not much I know.)

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  3. I also don't know why its so damned hard but I am still clinging with all my might to my belief that it is worth fighting for! (Even as I am embarking on a particularly daunting time-sucking challenge to my own sense of self-worth). Hang in there Karina!

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  4. These scones look heavenly! Thanks for sharing the recipe and the pictures. Awesome!

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  5. It's never easy. Never. Not when confidence melts into the black hole where you were supposed to have been contented, and old ghosts surface, and suddenly the life you carved out for yourself seems insubstantial. 'Send me out into another life, lord, for this one is growing faint. I do not think it goes all the way.' I've never been able to read WS Mervin's Words from a Totem Animal without feeling an ache. You try to put other people's needs first, but all you can do is be suspended between them, and what you -really- do want, and in between there's nothing but the spaces you don't want. The gulf no one wants to acknowledge, not even Good Girls or Good Girls Gone Bad.

    I don't have any answers; it's been that sort of few weeks and months for me honestly. But I do know that you will weather this as you have weathered everything else - with courage. Thoughts and hugs, even though they ain't much.

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  6. Why is it so hard? I think part of the answer lies in the small record that plays in the back of our heads (at least it plays in the back of mine). That record plays the chorus of a broken song over and over again. It sings on .... "I am not worthy of anything or anyone. I am not as good as ... , I'm not as pretty as ... , I am not ..." Each of us has a unique record playing yet the record is the same hammer to pound us down and back. At least that is what I think.

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  7. Because we're artists, that's why. At least that's what I think. I try not to fight it. Just go with it. And work on trying harder not to please everyone else. "I went to a garden party…..ya' can't please everyone, ya' got to please yourself."

    Yummy looking scones. Love the cream cheese. Great idea!

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  8. Anonymous14:39

    If it wasn't so damn hard how could we appreciate the bliss? :)
    Struggling too these days, maybe the begining of winter blues... Stretch and grow dear hearts <3

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  9. Anonymous14:59

    Things worthwhile go in cycles. Beliefs, attractions, friendships. At least, this is true for me, and some others I know. When I am on the waning side of the cycle, I acknowledge it, accept it. Don't try to change it; listen to it. Then, when the cycle turns, it will be stronger and more positive. For a while.

    I also tend to get discouraged about all kinds of aspects of my life after accidental ingestion of wheat . . . hope this hasn't happened to you recently. Give yourself time to be. And thanks for posting.

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  10. Anonymous15:36

    Karina, I don't know what I love more - your vibrant and delicious looking recipes or your flowing and poignant prose. I started following your blog for the gluten-free recipes, I kep coming back because I love your writing and your honesty. In a world of manic blogs, yours really stands out to me as a genuine reflection of who you are as a whole person. Thank you for sharing that with us.

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  11. Oh, Karina, if only we knew the answer. As long as I can remember, I imagined a time in the future when I'd know. This month I enter my seventh decade, the first birth anniversary to take me down. Why? For all the reasons posted above plus a heightened sense of time running out. By sharing your experience so poignantly, you've given us a community.Thank you, Karina. Love to all.

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  12. I don't know why it's so damn hard either. But I do know that you always seem to be doing everything well, so it's probably good that you let us know there are struggles to get those results. Gorgeous photos as usual and the scones look fantastic.

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  13. Some days I think I know the answers. Most days I don't. I'd be happy if on any one of those days, I could take iPhone photos as gorgeous as yours.

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  14. Beautiful scones. Perfect for an autumn day with good tea.

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  15. Like Annonymous said,I also started reading your blog for the recipes, many of which are in my regular rotation now, but I keep coming back just to check in!
    I don't know why IT's so hard, but this time of year seems to amplify the feeling.... So many memories, expectations, implications.... and the fact that yet another year is drawing to a close... know you're not alone in the feeling and maybe we can all take some consolation in the notion that we're all here together.....

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  16. PatsyKB19:25

    Ohhhh, did this blogpost speak to me. I have been having such a time trying to maintain a foothold, be true to myself, meet others' expectations (or not), meet mine (or not), feel like ME (or whatever me is on any given day. Underscored by an eternally adolescent impulse to defy others' assumptions about me. Then regret, guilt, start all over. Good days follow not-so-good. I'll be 60 in February, so s far as I can tell, it's always damned hard and we never really leave adolescence behind.

    The scones sound warm, comforting, yummy...something I'd like to curl up with.

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  17. I know. Sometimes the latest recipe, the latest must-buy, the latest trend all seem so...pointless. Really, does it matter a whit how we eat, dress, or otherwise amuse ourselves when our insides are screaming for release?

    And yet I suppose it is these same small gestures that provide some pleasure, some satisfaction, however fleeting.

    Some days it all seems worthwhile. And then there are the other days...

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  18. Based on the picture at first glance I thought it was herbed foccacia. This sounds delicious too. I have a question, when you make all these recipes, is it YOU who is eating them? IE do you really eat all the baked goods? Or do you taste and send away to loved ones?

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  19. these scones look scrumptious! they would make a perfect breakfast with coffee yum!

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  20. wow- I've been running a few weeks like that, too. We are women. No matter how hard we work at equality, we are still (usually) the ones that manage, clean, organize, keep the calendar, and generally keep our home and anyone who is living in it (and others we care about) from reverting to a prior state of evolution. Of course, without being thanked, or noticed. Usually resented.
    All this while doing all the same career-minded and social things everyone else does.

    Karina, Darling, I appreciate and adore you.

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  21. Because dear one, when is the last time you "grew" when it was easy? Ha. I know, you are tired of growing and learning, but really, are you?
    Love the recipes! Love the sharing as well.

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  22. Mette00:50

    I love your blog, recipes and honesty. Good question! We all feel it, and do we really want an answer? Anyway I did love reading all the answers, I think Karen hit the nail

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  23. Karina, I don't know why it's so damn hard either but when you find out, let us know, ok?

    Seriously, my belief is that being a good girl makes it harder to push through those feelings. Keep the faith Karina and keep pushing through.

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  24. Karina, I just found you and I already feel a kinship. Things aren't always pretty, but I know I have to keep on keepin on, because no one else will do it for me. Finding people that we feel understand and accept us makes a big difference. Cultivating my sense of humor is what really helps though.

    Can't wait to try your recipes!

    Hugs, Pat

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  25. Anonymous06:29

    Ah, yes. The very same struggles of my past weeks. And my chronic back pain is begging for an answer. These issues seem to me to be a typically female struggle, or do you know any men fighting the same battle?

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  26. first, i must start off by saying that even though its raw on the inside, please don't forget that what you perceive as your imperfections we don't see. Your thoughts, and your honesty, and your determination to get one foot in front of the other, mean the world to me.

    and yes, i wonder if i am here too. summer was fine but it seems the onset of the fall chill and the recognition of certain alonenesses come slicing in like little icicles.

    your guts are so cherished. please don't forget it.

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  27. Nancy B.10:38

    Sometimes it takes running as fast as you can just to keep a space for yourself and yours in the material world. But the real ache is for things jettisoned along the way. What's the balance? That's the challenge and creativity of it - to make the tapestry of one's journey as colorful (or dramatic, interesting, unusual, thought-provoking) as possible. Growth, for sure. And maybe even pecan scones.

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  28. Anonymous14:00

    I read this on a day when I feel my life is pretty much shattered -- and my decision is to turn a page and begin with all I have put aside. The art projects, the piano, and a good book now and then. For who else is going to take care of me if I don't? No one. So it is 'cowgirl up' for me. Everything else will fall in to place.

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  29. Anonymous14:35

    Through this toilsome world, alas!
    Once and only once I pass.
    If a kindness I may show,
    If a good deed I may do,
    To my suffering fellow men
    Let me do it while I can
    Nor delay it, for t'is plain
    I shall not pass this way again.
    by Joseph A. Torrey
    The good you do for the fellow celiac disease sufferers is a reward in itself. Many thanks.

    Like you said in a previous blog: "It's jazz, baby, and you just have to go with it."

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  30. Anonymous15:19

    Sweet, Beautiful Karina!
    My wish for you after reading today's blog is that all of those you have inspired and encouraged; all of those you have fed (physically and spiritually) could bottle up all of the love, inspiration, and strength you have given us and return it to you in spades.
    Close your eyes and feel the hearts of all of us... like a gigantic group hug!

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  31. It is that kind of week, isn't it! Thank you for the lovely photos and recipes. I've been reading your blog for YEARS and every time I visit, you come away with a sense of awe.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Autumn

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  32. All I know is, you and this website help me to celebrate my food restricted diet and lifestyle. You bring the fun, variety and wisdom. What is hard for me is caring for my 7 year old son who desperately wants to fit in and please his friends... to him, his allergies can be embarrassing and he's moved to tears in social situations... that is hard to watch. My heart cries for him.

    Its hard knowing that as he ages he may make different choices- and eventually I won't have control of what he puts in his mouth. As for now, he is gluten, dairy, egg, soy, beans and peanut free. I'm the mom that makes it work not just for herself but my son as well. It gets hard running every school party in order to control the food etc... but he's so worth it - and I'm so worth it (gluten,dairy,soy, sugar, yeast free).

    The world will do as it does... and in that chaos, I know who I am and what is right for me- that's what counts.

    All the best, Rebecca K.

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  33. Anonymous12:54

    Karina-I agree with Stella and Karen--growing isn't easy and we women always seem to put a nice face on everything--even when the face wants to crumple and cry. Add to these feelings issues over food and the simple act of feeding oneself and family become so complicated sometimes that you can feel every fiber of your body reaching outward and screaming WHY!! I come to your site because I must live dairy free, but more than that I come to feel part of a community of people facing the same type of issues. I appreciate your honesty and realism, and I hope you find strength to get through. In the meantime, fix a cup of tea, go to the prettiest and most comfortable room in your home, lock the door and put on some comforting music. Cry, journal, look out your window...whatever you do, do it for you. God bless. Robin M

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  34. Nancy B.14:23

    Any suggestions for a soy-free, dairy-free cream cheese? I'm thinking I'll try making a cashew-based one, but I'm not sure it'll have the umph needed for the recipe (might be too runny).

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  35. I had all my confidence and self esteem sucked out of my system by one nasty little #### a few years ago. I was being interviewed by a very young guy and after going through my stuff said "but what's your qualifications?" I showed him my many years of cooking and references, but he ignored this and said again and again,
    'yes, but what about your qualification" He said "where's your piece of paper?" He made me feel like a bored housewife trying to pull a fast one and waste his time.
    After I recovered from his nastiness, I got mad!
    I rang the apprenticship board the next day, and signed up. I finished the 3 Year apprenticeship in 12 months and was put up for apprentice of the year. When I went back to the cafe to see Mr Nasty again, he was no longer there. Maybe he threw his ego aroung just a little too much. I'm now grateful for that negative experience, and proud of myself for turning it around into a positive one. I'm never going to let anyone else try and define me or limit me again! I hope you get your mojo back soon, we all love you here in the blogiverse. x

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  36. Anonymous22:44

    Karina, I'm sorry you're having a hard time. I certainly understand though. I just want to say how much I appreciate your blog. You are amazing! I found you six months ago when I needed to change my son's diet to gluten-free and dairy-free. I don't know what I would have done without your help. Your recipes are better than any of the books I bought. With your help I've managed to make all of the foods my son loves in a way that his body can love too. He doesn't feel like he's missing out at all. As I watch him struggle with other aspects of his life I am so thankful that I can give him that.

    When I want to make something new I always check your blog first. I've baked up so many of your recipes and they've all been wonderful. I've been meaning to send thanks for months now... today just seemed like the perfect day to do it. So thank you! Thank you for taking the time to help so many of us navigate what can seem like an overwhelming change. I hope that seeing how very much we all appreciate and adore you (just the way you are!) helps a little.

    I hope tomorrow brings a more peaceful day for you. You deserve that.

    Linda P

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  37. Janet K (NZ)15:04

    Because... Sometimes the magic works... and sometimes it doesn't. Hang in there Karina. xxx

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  38. It is that time of the year, shorter days, longer nights, frustrations, doubts, restlessness and the benighted sense that something important, true, hard won and carefully cultivated is slipping away. I have no idea why confidence and authenticity are so hard, but they are.

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  39. oh, i really want to make these tomorrow morning! unfortunately, neither of my neighborhood stores have millet flour...what can i use instead? i've never used millet flour before so i'm not sure about its weight and flavor. i was thinking cornmeal? but that's because i'm thinking of crunchy millet. your suggestion(s) would be greatly appreciated!

    happy holidays!

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  40. Thank you, Everyone, from the bottom of my heart. You inspire me. xox

    Angelika- This recipe has no millet flour. So you're cool. :-)

    xox Karina

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  41. drat, i was on the wrong page! (you have so many good recipes). i was looking at the sweet potato biscuits.

    i'm so conflicted- am i completely disrupting your thanksgiving with my ridiculous question or have you set the boundary of not checking your blog again today?

    regardless, i've posted the question and the sweet potato is baking in the oven. (i'm tempting fate, if there is such a thing).

    thank you!

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  42. Ah. Gotcha. Basically, you can sub millet with any medium weight flour- almond meal, sorghum, would both work. And I think cornmeal might work, too. It will change the texture- but- it may be scrumptious. It's an experiment. Let me know how it goes. xox Karina

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  43. these look so delicious! what kind of vegan cream cheese do you use? have you found a soy free one?
    thanks :)

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  44. Noosh- The cream cheese I use is Vegan Gourmet- it is not soy free, unfortunately. xox Karina

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  45. Joining in on the group hug someone mentioned above. I hope that you know, no matter what is going on in your life and your world, you are loved, cherished, respected and appreciated by more people than you could probably imagine!

    Please try to remember that we are primary caretakers for ourselves, as well as our loved ones- the care and feeding of our own souls is what fills our cups up so that we can be caretakers to others. If we allow our cups to run dry, then we become unable to 'do' for those we love. And sometimes allowing others to do for themselves while we take care of our own needs is the best gift we can give them (it's not easy, but it is sometimes necessary).

    Your inner light burns so brightly for all of us to see. I hope that you can see and feel its warmth as well as we do, and soon! You are a wonderful & amazing person, and I, for one, feel blessed to have found your blog, and have been so inspired by you!

    Thank you for having the courage to pursue your artistry and creativity, and for being honest and authentic- you serve as a shining example of what is possible.

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  46. Oh, I forgot to mention that I'm going to attempt this with maple syrup instead of sugar (mom's allergic) and vanilla (I'm allergic)! I think that it will be full of maple-squashy goodness! :)

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  47. I don't know why it's so hard sometimes, or why sometimes it's easy and joyous and right. I don't know why I feel like suddenly I don't know where I fit any more, that the rules have changed but nobody told me. I keep walking though, keep doing what I know to do, and keep trusting God because he said he is directing my steps and I have always found that to be true.

    I was at a meeting last night and the speaker said, "Today is not the only day." It is a sentence of hope and encouragement when we find ourselves in the hard places. In nature there is winter, but spring always comes. The snow melts; the flowers bloom; the sun shines. It is that way in life too. Today is not the only day.

    Thank you for being real. Thank you for sharing from the wellspring within you. Take time to drink in, to soak, to replenish.

    ... and having said all that...

    Butternut pecan scones sound elegant and fabulous. "Butternut pecan scones" Just saying it makes me smile and feel warmer.

    Blessings, thanks, and hugs,

    Sharon

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  48. An astrologer once told me, "According to this chart, you are a woman of service, and you're just a little peeved about it."
    Considering what you've done for us, I think you can do whatever the heck you want to do, anytime, forever -- You have served your world. Your card is punched, you get the free pass.
    Maybe you're surrounded by people who think differently, and maybe you can ask yourself if they could be pleased with any outcome. If they are not going to be happy with anything you do, then, Yippee! You win, do whatever you want.
    Hugs from another on the Path.

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  49. Karina, I am here in Australia and I ask myself the same question sometimes! We woman are amazing beings. Thankyou for showing us that we are not alone and that we all feel like this from time to time.
    We are capable of doing anything we put our hearts to. I guess we get disappointed and disheartened when it's harder than we thought.
    Keep positive, keep focused and hold your head high, it will all work out how it is supposed to.
    Mel xoxo

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  50. That's a tough one Karina. Years of cultural training, meta-messages and expectations shape us no matter how conscious we try to be of our actions. In my life, I know that things often come back to fear. If I let that four letter word work it's way back in, I'm usually letting the Good Girl run things, and that isn't always all good. Take care. I'll think of you while I sip some tea and have a scone.

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  51. Morning Karina...
    Yeah, been there, in there, what I do...
    drop the words, stay w/the experience, stop trying to fit a real life into a nice idea, return to what's right at my fingertips, let it be just weather which will pass, just as the feeling of confidence & safety does.

    Good days, bad days... all weather. Some of it I like, some of it I don't like, none of it really has much to do w/me--which can be a little hard to believe when you're cold, wet & shivering--but really, what if these feelings really aren't about me? What if it really is just impersonal biochemistry?

    I don't know, works for me... and so do these scones! Looking forward to giving them a try.

    Be well, be easy, be kind...

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  52. I feel for you. Really, I do. And just want you to know that those feelings are just as valuable as any others you may feel, worthy of the space they need to run their course. Just as you are worthy of the space that you occupy and then some.
    I've realized recently that we're not here to be "happy", we're here to learn how not to suffer, to be content, to understand that feeling sadness, anger, upset, guilt, or fear are all a part of this human experience we call life and the only thing that makes them bad is our judgment of them.
    So let it all move through you like a river, finding it's own way, bending, moving, flowing, but always allowing.
    With love and kindness and lots of hugs.

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  53. Dearest Karina,

    How did we end up in the same spot? Some days my TBI brain and I do fine. Two weeks ago I embarrassed myself in a small way in front of a group of friends and haven't been out of the house since. The hermit life, comforted by Karina delicious food and my two dogs is less hard.

    Hiding for a while.

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  54. Delicious! And smells so wonderful!
    I ended up using walnuts & walnut oil, left out the egg yolk and ground cardamom instead of nutmeg.
    Great way to start my Sunday drizzled with a little pure maple syrup!
    All of the recipes I have tried from your blog have been wonderful!
    Melissa

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  55. HI KARINA,
    Thank you for the wonderful recipe! I know you'll get through whatever you're going through, as will we all ...

    Here's a blog you might want to check out; I found this month's title to be very on target!

    http://truthofthepresentmoment.blogspot.com/

    Love and Blessings,
    Cynthia

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  56. ..and now for a boring non-meaning of life question: Where I'm from scones are small circular stand alone things you eat with jam and cream, and I miss them terribly. Could the dough be cut into circles with a scone cutter and baked on a tray like the scones I crave from the old days?

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  57. You're not Southern, are you? We're not supposed to do those things, so we can get a little angst ridden before we pull up our boot straps (what are those anyway?) and get on with life.

    Here's hoping that you get back on the good foot soon!

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  58. it's not hard...once you get past the 'hardness'..it becomes easy but one must work thru the hardness...put on the big girl panties- suck it up- grab the reigns...just do it...and it gets easier once you realize you haven't toppled anyone else's world..and if you have ruffled some feathers or even caused someresentment...that's THEIR problem- just keep going..those who truly care about you will encourage it- those who don't are not worth your consideration ;-)

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  59. congrats on the milestone and e-book. just whipped up a batch of these scones last night. so yummy and amazing!! 5 yr old helped whisk the dry ingredients. just had to get rid of the last of the fresh pumpkin so i tweaked the recipe and subbed it and some applesauce and did choc chips instead of nuts. i have to say that i love the absence of much sugar, and the texture is just wonderful. thank you for sharing such wonderful recipes over the years!!

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  60. I am definitely making these! Thanks for the awesome looking recipe!

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  61. I bought almond "meal" for one of your other recipes and I'm assuming that the almond "flour" used here is the same. I'll research it.

    I'm a "good girl" born in 1945 and that's just the way it was. Ingrained, never to change, life stayed stagnant till my 40's and it's always a challenge to change the way I was taught to think and do. The older I get, however, the easier it seems to be. Keep it up, you're absolutely on the right track!

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  62. Made these this morning and they were wonderful. Tossed in some dried cranberries, which added some color and tasted! Karina, have you tried substituting pumpkin instead of the butternut squash? Thanks for sharing this recipe and look forward to baking them again!

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  63. Thank you all for the amazing comments. You are an inspiration. All of you. xox

    You can certainly sub the butternut squash for pumpkin in these. Or try my pumpkin scones- they're yum as well. But no nuts.

    Karina

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  64. made this with sweet potato (cuz that's what I had) and it was wonderful!! doing butternut squash today! thanks for the recipe!!

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  65. I know why it's so blasted hard - but that doesn't always make it EASY. Love to meet you someday Karina! You've been a Godsend for my family esp. younger gf daughter. anyway, why is it so hard? because that's life. We're in a fallen world and all that stuff and junk. Sin takes its toll. As someone else wrote, we don't appreciate joy and harmony without knowing sadness and discontent. Praying for you and others!

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  66. I love your pictures. What kind of camera do you use?

    John
    www.WhatsJohnEating.com

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  67. Anonymous07:24

    Not sure how I landed on your site today but what a joy it was.....and I am not allergic to gluten . Even without the recipes ( which I will keep for those I know allergic to gluten, my sister for one) the flow of your posts is so enjoyable......I adore sitting and looking at the Cape Cod shores, finding a place where nothing but water is in view.....it makes me think of my Irish grandparents who came here long ago on a ship having no idea of what was ahead of them. It refreshes my soul.....as they say.
    Will be checking in often now that I have found you! Mary

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  68. These scones look so good, wish I had a bite!

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  69. Karina, great recipe! I had some roasted sweet potatoes leftover so I used that instead of the squash. They turned out great!!! YUM!!!! Perfect for a winter Sunday! Brad

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