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Dew Drops & Doughnut Drops

September 20, 2011

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I love dew drops. When the boys were little we would go outside early in the morning to look at dew drops on the grass, on the plants.

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Dew drops are perfectly round drops of water that form on solid surfaces when the temperature drops below a particular level dependent upon the amount of moisture in the air, called the dew point.

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You can collect enough dew drops to provide enough water to not die of thirst in the desert…the only trick is how to collect all those tiny drops. I can tell you! Whenever you hike/travel anywhere, always have a black plastic garbage bag with you. You know, the kind you stuff full of leaves in the fall.

If caught in the desert at night, lay the bag flat on the ground, raising the edges slightly. The dew will form on it at night when the temperature drops & leave you just a tad of water in the morning. No, it won’t slack your thirst, but it will keep you alive until you get the heck out of there!

Doughnut Drops

My mother says I successfully replicated the recipe her mother used when she was growing up. My guys enjoyed them for breakfast many a cold morning.


  • Coconut Oil or Spectrum Organic Shortening
  • 1 3/4 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Egg
  • Powdered Sugar or Cinnamon Sugar in small paper bag


  1. Heat coconut oil to 360 – 380 degrees in deep fryer.
  2. In large bowl combine dry ingredients.
  3. Stir in milk & egg until just mixed.
  4. Drop by teaspoonful into hot oil.
  5. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from oil; Drain on paper towel.
  7. Shake in paper bag of sugar.

Makes about 4 dozen.

Happy Birthday, Pam! Happy Birthday, Judy!


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