Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The May Pole High!

What a Fun May Day!

As the families arrived, each with a bounty of cut flowers, the teens prepared for chemistry class and the flowers were loaded onto the picnic table. Nasturtiums, lavender, daisies, lilies, more than I can recall. It was so beautiful and brought such a festive feeling to the morning! A few of the teens stole over to make a few bouquets of their own, they just couldn't resist...until they were called over to class. Then the junior gang all set to work. This year the kids made not only the baskets of flowers but really cute little button flowers to add to the bouquets. We found this cute addition to our craft at Family Fun.

Here are the girls, busy at creating. So many flowers to choose from. How do you decide?

Making the baskets....

Choosing the flowers.....

And the main event! We had a rousing time of May Pole dancing. Can you hear the flute? 
Here we go round the May Pole high, the May Pole high, the May Pole high,
Here we go round the May Pole high
On a Monday afternoon!

Look how well we are doing with weaving the ribbons round the pole. We were so proud.

After our May Pole fun, we had another yummy potluck. I shared a yummy and healthful strawberry shortcake. Here it is:

  • 8 C organic strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 C honey, agave, maple syrup or sucanat
  • 2 C whole wheat, spelt or oat flour
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 1/4 C butter or coconut oil
  • 2 T of above sweetener of choice
  • egg
  • 3/4 C milk (soy, hemp, rice, almond etc)
  • Topping: Vanilla yogurt or fresh whipped creme
  • Can be egg free - Use 1/4 C milk to replace egg or 1 T flax oil
  • Can be vegan
  • Can be wheat free
  • Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 450 F
    2. Stir together strawberries & 1/4 sweetener (can be dry or wet)
    3. Set aside
    4. For Biscuits: Stir together flour, baking powder & salt in a large mixing bowl
    5. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs
    6. In a small bowl combine egg, liquid sweetener and milk
    7. Add to dry ingredients & stir to moisten
    8. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheet and bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown
    9. Split biscuits, fill & top with fruit & topping.
    10. Enjoy!


  1. Lynn FitzpatrickMay 27, 2010 at 9:00 AM

    Looks like a lot of fun! So do you unwind the May Pole afterward? Recipe looks great! Lynn Fitzpatrick

  2. You unwind the May Pole and then you do it again, and again! Way fun, and lots of laughs.