Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Muffins - Past & Present

Muffins are the perfect "grab & go" snack. I try to always have some made and since they are also perfect for freezing, I can keep the extras frozen and just thaw as needed.
I was going through some photos, and realized I didn't post this. Remember the lovely peaches I got in the summer?

I used some of them to make some of the best muffins I have ever had. Where did I get the recipe for these you ask?

These muffins have a topping that is so delicious. It's crumbly & nutty & sweet. Just like me! Except for the crumbly part.

The muffin itself is wonderfully moist. I've only ever made these with fresh peaches even though the recipe calls for frozen. These are not a healthy muffin by any means, but for a nice sweet treat, they are perfect with a steaming cup of fresh coffee.

That's the past, now to the present, but before we move onto more muffins....look what I got yesterday. First, my new shoelaces.

Aren't they far-out, cool, man? Yea! I saw these and had to have them. So I bought 2 pairs. I threw on Meddle, lit some incense and threaded these into my shoes. It felt so '70's. Groovy. Can you dig it?

Then Jim came home with these.

For no reason.

I never think of roses as one of my favorite flowers, but really they are. The scent is so distinctive and perfect for the flower. The blooms seem so complex, yet very delicate. And whatever your mood, there's a colour for it! The sad part is their beauty doesn't last nearly long enough. I guess Jim will have to keep bringing me fresh ones. ;o)

OK, back to muffins. I had all of the ingredients on hand for these and they sounded interesting, so I decided to give them a go. I'm glad I did!

From Vegan With a Vengeance, Sunny Blueberry-Corn Muffins. These are delightful! The cornmeal gives them such a pretty colour.

And we all know that lemon & blueberry were practically made for each other. I did use frozen blueberries in these but would love to try them with fresh. These will definitely be made again.


Anonymous said...

I wish I could go back to those peachy summer days!

Tanya Kristine said...

a.) you're funny b.) muffins look awesome c.) Jim's a babe and d.) i LOVE pink floyd...saw them 5 times when they toured that one time.

Michelle Ann said...

Good thing muffins travel well. Where can I send my address?

Pink Floyd shoelaces, who knew?!

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

grab n' go muffins - perfect!! what scrumptious varieties you baked!! yum!!

and those shoelaces?? too fun!!

Shawn Powers said...

I really hate peaches, just to eat them. I suspect it's the fuzz. :)

Now, peaches in things -- YUM. Peach cobbler is my all time favorite dessert. Your muffins look wonderful.

And even though I'm not a Pink Floyd fan, the shoelaces are pretty cool. ;)

Dreena said...

I'm longing over those peaches. *groan*. summer is too far away!!! Our farmers' market peaches are insanely good. before too long I guess. Will have to make do with a good herbal tea with chocolate for dunking. :) Your muffin pics are just scrumptious looking, my dear!

Vegan_Noodle said...

You're right, muffins are perfect when you're in a hurry! Yours look wonderful... a perfect use for those peaches!
And how sweet about the flowers... and it's not even valentine's day yet!

aTxVegn said...

I don't know which is prettier, the muffins or the roses - lucky you!

Sheree' said...

Hi Carrie! Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is so much fun to gain to blogging buddies. Is it peach season yet? Wow, this post is enough to make one just crawl back in bed and dream of lovely peach days!