Friday, February 26, 2010
Sounds good to me!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Last night I made these scones. Oh. my. stars. Stop reading this blog and make them RIGHT NOW! They were phenomenal. That may be a bit dramatic when I'm talking about baked goods. But wow. They were so light. And that's not very scone-like behavior. I used some of the last of the dried cranberries we brought back last month from the States, I also added a good bit of lemon zest. They were gone in less than 24 hours.
I wake up early most mornings, and then my amazing husband takes the baby for a few hours until he has to leave around 9:30. I typically spend that time sleeping. Either because I was up late, or because I have a full day of mama-ing ahead of me and I want to rest up. But this morning I was awake around 6:30 or so and I stayed up. I could have gone back to bed, but I decided to get in a quick yoga practice in before Ira had to leave. It was pretty brief, but it felt great. It's taken me a while to get back in my yoga grove since the baby was born. Fatigue, travel, irregular schedules, etc. make it difficult to find time for anything consistent. But today I decided to forget about that and just practice.
After that, I sat down at the sewing machine and made 2 headbands that I had been thinking about doing for weeks. One was using material I had from an Amy Butler fat quarter bundle I got at Spool in Philly last month. Kinda cute, right? And the other was 2 toddler headbands from the Gap that I chopped up and sewed back together so Ramona and I can, well, match. She has a dress in the same material. I promise, I'll only torture her until she's like 2.
I went on to have a really great day, and even banged out some Oatmeal Raisin Cookies during afternoon nap! Not all days are like this, but the ones that are are pretty great.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Strawberry season is in full swing so here are some strawberry muffins (and some One Good Woman coffee)
Next up are Mushroom and Cheddar Frittata Cups with home fries... Now for the recipes...
I used this one to start but the batter was too thick and I wanted to make a few changes...
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 to 1 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
1tsp lemon zest
3 tsps sugar
1 tbs cinnamon
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and mix well.
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to butter mixture. Add vanilla. Gently stir in strawberries and lemon zest.
Spoon batter into muffin pans.
Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over muffins.
Bake at 400º for 20-25 minutes.
Makes one dozen muffins.As for the frittata cups, they were an early morning idea I had while lying in bed. I've seen similar recipes (South Beach, maybe?) but this one is all my own.
Mushroom and Cheddar Fritatta Cups
I only have a 6 muffin tin, but you could easily double this for a bigger pan. I could see this being an easy brunch dish!
1/4 cup milk
handful sliced mushrooms
handful grated cheddar
butter for the pan
salt and pepper to taste
pre heat oven to 350
grease the muffin pan
in a bowl whisk together the eggs and the milk
gently pour the egg mixture into the individual muffin cups
evenly divide the cheddar and the mushrooms between each cup and sprinkle each over top
salt and pepper each cup
Bake for about 20 minutes or until brown on top
Consider these recipes a make up kiss for not blogging enough. I'll try to not stay away so long next time... : )