Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ashcombe's Farm and Green Houses

We took a drive the other day over to Ashcombe's Farm and Green Houses. I wanted to get one of their pecan pies. mmmm! We had a good time looking at all the plants, nic-nacs, and food. Here's some pictures from our trip.

Dragon Bones

Mango Cake
Plus we also stopped at some thrift stores to look at the old suitcases. My mom is making pet beds out of them. We found 2 blue ones and a pink one which should work. :)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Scallion and Goat Cheese Muffins!

Today I decided to try out another one of the recipes in my muffin book. I decided to try out the Scallion and Goat Cheese Muffins. They aren't bad but I think they need some herbs. I am thinking perhaps some of Penzey's sandwich sprinkle. Or you could use the goat cheese that already has herbs on it. I think I may try a sweet muffin recipe next. Here's the recipe in case you want to try it. *Note: Muffins pictured only have 4 oz of goat cheese in them and a little less scallions than the recipe called for. *

Scallion and Goat Cheese Muffins
adapted from: 1 Mix, 100 Muffins by: Susanna Tee
Makes about a dozen

oil or melted butter, for greasing (if using on muffin pan)
2 cups of flour
1 tbsp. of baking powder
1/8 of salt
a pinch of freshly ground black pepper (didn't use)
1 bunch of scallions, finely chopped
5 1/2 oz of goat cheese, finely diced or crumbled
2 large eggs
1 cup of buttermilk
6 tbsp. of oil or melted, cooled butter

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. (200 degrees Celsius) Grease a 12-cup muffin pan or line with a dozen paper liners. Sift together the baking powder, flour, salt, and pepper to taste into a large bowl. Stir in the goat cheese and scallions.

Lightly beat the eggs in a large bowl or pitcher, then beat in the oil and buttermilk. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the beaten liquid ingredients. Stir gently until just combined, be careful not to over mix.

Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pan. Bake in a preheated oven for about twenty minutes, until well risen, golden brown, and firm to the touch.
Let the muffins cool in the pan for approximately 5 minutes. Then serve them warm.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Free Sample!

Hello Readers,
It has been a little while since my last blog post. I haven't been up to much-I had a cold for a little while that I am thankfully now over. :) Crafting wise I have been carving some sticks to stock on my cat toys on sticks as well as making some yo-yos which will be coming magnets. So, there wasn't to much to share picture wise.

Anyway I have digressed- back to my free sample. I saw a Kashi commerical about trading in your bad snacks for good ones so I decided to go to their website. I have done this before with their cereals and I really do like them as well as their trail mixture bars and cereal bars. So I decided to try the Original 7 Grain Crackers. They are pretty tasty and since they sent a dollar off coupon I may just pick up a box. :)

P.S. Click on Kashi in the 2nd paragraph and get your own free sample. As per the website allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.