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Hoe Happy and Wholesome

Every child is born a naturalist. His eyes are, by nature,
open to the glories of the stars, the beauty of the flowers,
and the mystery of life.  

–  Unknown

So, you next generation parents are hoping to get your kids in on the action of hoeing and tilling the garden this spring, are you? Good idea! It’s healthy for your little sprouts to know where the food they eat comes from.

How about planning a family breakfast to celebrate a “family gardening day?” Feed your kids SOUTHERN  HOE CAKES!  I found a recipe I tried and liked. But if an element of the recipe, such as white flour, makes you itchy and squirmy like a worm, please forgive me. I am from the generation of old school cooking! Check the internet for alternative recipes that give substitutes for white flour. You can get the ingredients from your favorite whole-foods market if that better suits your diet.  After all, we at have your best interests at heart on this website SowtheHeart.com.

Southern Hoe Cakes

1 cup of flour          2 eggs            2 1/2 tsp flour              2 TBSP sugar                1 tsp of salt     1 tsp nutmeg

1 cup of cornmeal                  3/4 cup  milk            1/2 cup water         1/3 cup melted butter   1 tsp of vanilla

Easy, Peasey – put all ingredients in a bowl, stir it up good and cook like pancakes buy putting dollops of batter on a greased up, preheated skillet.  Top with pure Vermont Maple syrup or a yummy fruit syrup such as blueberry!

Southern Hoe Cakes are a nice departure from standard pancakes. The consistency is grittier due to cornmeal in the batter. Note: In my opinion, if you are raising girls, a little grit is good – it helps grow girls into wholesome, strong women!

Dig in and Enjoy!

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