Not too sweet and loaded with blueberries these muffins, if I’m honest, are really just my favorite cornmeal pancakes made into easily storable/snackable muffin form. Looking for a more straight up fruit muffin? Try these strawberry ones instead (You can sub out blueberries 😉 I grew up on the west coast so I was raised […]
You know those sunny bright pictures of families or friends crowded together in a kitchen filled with heaps of vegetables and baskets laden with fresh-baked bread and someone is at the sink and three people are by the stove harmoniously stirring or prepping, laughing, tasting, as the golden sun streams through the window, and […]
Like pineapple, the tart sweet of rhubarb pairs brilliantly with this quick yellow cake. The buttery brown sugar sauce bubbles up and mingles with the rhubarb as the cakes bake creating a deliciously addictive glaze. A butter brown sugar sauce so delicious that I didn’t mind one bit that it bubbled up to the top […]
Satsuma mandarin oranges blended whole with rooibos tea for orangetastic, simple, tender muffins flecked with poppy seeds and topped with an optional orange glaze. Let’s be honest. Okay, I’ll be honest. My ingredient lists are largely dictated by what I have lying around. Rooibos tea. Satsuma oranges. Let’s be really honest. I am not […]
The lilacs are just blooming in Maine. Once, a million summers ago, I drove from San Francisco to Maine and witnessed spring five times, like a film reversing, fast forwarding, looping back, tulips in slow mo, and lilacs three times. Our lilacs are just husks now and the first round of sugar snap peas have […]
May. Suddenly spring veering toward summer. A garden to plant. Warm sunny days and days where the weather changes every ten minutes. And two weeks where nothing went as planned. Not in the kitchen and not out in the real world. Nothing earth shatteringly good or bad just not as planned.
What to do when the morning has slipped away and guests are stopping by at any moment but whip up some muffins. Because nothing says welcome like the scent of fresh baked goods. Luckily I’m the kind of gal who keeps sun-dried tomatoes on hand- ‘just in case’
The second batch with additional caramel apple sauce and no fresh chopped apple. Topped with a bit of caramel sauce and a slice of apple before baking. The first batch, with chopped apples. These muffins were made by request. A birthday gift. A chance for me to get in touch with my inner […]