The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.


making no wheat brownies on my 43rd birthday

As of today I'm 43 years old.

Anna made me some awesome birthday brownies, while at the same time indulging my recent experiment with deleting wheat. How did she do it? Coconut flour. More on that later.

Best birthday brownies ever.

Anna Hess's books
Want more in-depth information? Browse through our books.

Or explore more posts by date or by subject.

About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

Want to be notified when new comments are posted on this page? Click on the RSS button after you add a comment to subscribe to the comment feed, or simply check the box beside "email replies to me" while writing your comment.

Comment by Sarah Tue Jan 10 16:37:02 2012

Woohoo! Happy birthday Mark!

I'm hitting the the big four-oh later this year, so not far behind you.

Those brownies sound awesome.

Comment by Darren (Green Change) Tue Jan 10 16:37:36 2012

Happy Birthday Mark!

(I can't wait to see the recipie... I mean recepie... Oh drat, how do you spell that word?!)

Comment by Eric in Japan Tue Jan 10 16:51:45 2012
I'm so glad the brownies hit the spot!
Comment by anna Tue Jan 10 18:46:12 2012

Live long and prosper! :-)

Coconut brownies sound interesting.

Comment by Roland_Smith Tue Jan 10 18:59:05 2012
Your works and writings have brought me a lot of joy over the years, and I'd like to point some of that back to you on your birthday! Hope you had a good one.
Comment by Cameron Tue Jan 10 21:20:58 2012
Happy Birthday Mark! I hope it was a great & relaxing day on the 'stead.
Comment by Shannon Wed Jan 11 00:46:53 2012
Happy Birthday Mark. It is hard to imagine you and the cousins are getting past 40. Zeke turns 40 this year! Coconut brownies sounds wonderful. I suspect that Anna enjoyed them as well given her interest in chocolate. It is fun to share a special treat with a special person. Aunt Sue Ella
Comment by Sue Ella Wed Jan 11 07:26:02 2012
Happy happy happy birthday Mark!
Comment by Everett Wed Jan 11 09:40:11 2012

profile counter myspace

Powered by Branchable Wiki Hosting.

Required disclosures:

As an Amazon Associate, I earn a few pennies every time you buy something using one of my affiliate links. Don't worry, though --- I only recommend products I thoroughly stand behind!

Also, this site has Google ads on it. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user's prior visits to a website. Google's use of advertising cookies enables it and its partners to serve ads to users based on their visit to various sites. You can opt out of personalized advertising by visiting this site.