Saturday, April 26, 2008
Bake on Saturday???
Well it wasn't sew on Saturday. I'm not sure what got into me, but it was another baking day. First I needed to use up some ripe bananas, so here we have banana chocolate chip muffins.
Then I wanted to try something different so here we have white chocolate raspberry muffins. Now normally I don't really believe in white chocolate. To a real chocolate lover it's an oxymoron, sort of like jumbo shrimp, or government intelligence. White chocolate???? Still I have to admit those little pale anemic chips go pretty well with raspberries.
Next we have oat scones. These are for my mother. I'll be braving the wild winds and visiting the parents tomorrow. My poor dad had his supply of diet coke sadly depleted when he was fighting off some sort of virus so I must go and fill up his closet again. The scones are the ultimate comfort food for my mother. Not getting real baked goods where they reside now, it's a special thing for her. She made these ever since I can remember being able to walk to the table. They are not sweet like Americans think scones should be, these are traditional Irish oatmeal scones. And no, mother is not Irish, she's just traditional. ;-)
Of great importance is the French press you see here. A lovely present from my sweetie. I was in very desperate need of coffee this morning, and this came through beautifully. I fully intend to take it on retreat with me next fall so I don't have to rely on the bad coffee there, or submit to endless cups of herb tea. Notice the cup is getting low........... time to make more!!
Now we come to the fiber portion of this post, (because there isn't all that much fiber in the muffins-- but the scones are pretty full of it) anyway, I digress, this is my newest wool purchase. Isn't that pincushion the cutest????? I'm working on my green apple, but I'll wait to post a photo until it's done. I'm also figuring out a cupcake pincushion.
The tea cozy however turned out a bit big in my opinion so I'm going to work on that before I draw a name for it.
So that was my Saturday.