I love stitching winter themes during hot summer days! :) Though thankfully, this summer hasn't been very hot and blessedly been quite wet so the garden is booming and here are a few photos to prove it.
|Jasper Jumps for Cherry Tomatoes!|
|The corn is reaching elephant eye size|
|Yep, I planted too many tomatoes in one bed!|
And since it has been too long since I posted a recipe, here is one I make often this time of year, peach muffins. Our Alberta peach tree gave us some gems this year and I use a basic muffin recipe that allows you to add whatever fruit is in season. It is simple, reliable and the muffins that make it past coffee break freeze well!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, and spray a 12 cup muffin tin with oil or brush with melted butter. Muffin liners work well too.
2 cups unbleached flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon spice of your choice (I love the Peach Pie Blend from the Savory Spice Shop)
Sift dry ingredients together.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup safflower oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Beat eggs with whisk, slowly add sugar, then oil & vanilla
1 cup plain yogurt (thicker Greek kind preferred)
Add the dry ingredients to the wet alternating with the yogurt, stirring just till combined and then add 1 cup of chopped peaches (or any other kind of fruit you have, blueberries are wonderful!)
Use an ice cream scoop to fill muffin pans - dust with some struesel if you like, and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, remove to rack and cool.
|Peach Muffins & Oolong Tea|