Sunday, February 26, 2012

Honey Cinnamon Crisp Muffins - with a dairy free and gluten free option

Makes 10

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup oats
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 egg, slightly beaten
2/3 cup milk
1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 tablespoons clear honey

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Grease 10 cups or line them with paper muffin cups.
2. Mix the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large bowl . In a separate bowl, mix together the egg, milk, yogurt, melted butter, and honey. Add the wet ingredients all at once to the dry ingredients and mix briefly until just combined.
3. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, dividing it evenly, then sprinkle the tops with oats. Bake in oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until well risen and golden. Cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Serve warm or cold.

Fresh fruits such as raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries may be added to the mixture, if you like.

This is the original recipe. When I made mine last night, I used gluten free flour, olive oil ( in place of butter), almond milk ( in place of regular milk) and homemade butter milk ( made from almond milk and lemon juice) in place of the yogurt. Instead of using oats to top the muffins, I used an apple crisp topping.

Enjoy!!

Mount Fuji , Japan

Thursday, February 16, 2012

KNITspiration !

There are many knitters and designs out there that inspire me. Here are my top four :

1. First and foremost, my mom. If it werent for her, I wouldnt be knitting.  And , if it werent for her, Id  probably be a helpless knitter. I cant even count the amount of times she has explained abbreviations, suggested more efficient ways of doing things, and encouraged me along the way. She is a huge inspiration to me!



You can find her over here : Little Lamby Knits

2. Shui Kuen


I have knit numerous of these shawls, and still feel like I could knit many more. They are sooo easy and beautiful! They are also really comfy!


3. Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed




 His designs are amazing!


4. Jane Richmond


Simple and easy. I am currently knitting a mustard scarf for my aunt . It is really easy, quick and pretty  :)

Jane's Blog : http://janerichmond.blogspot.com/



As a final note, I  have this song in my head and cant get over how striking the piano is. Its simple and sweet and somewhat bitter in a mere 4 minutes and 29 seconds.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

46 down and 3 more to go!


 I have knit 46  squares and am currently working on my third last. 
Yes, over a year after my first cast on for this project, I am almost done the bulk of it!
I cant wait!

I am so excited to have it finished and looking like the lovely one SK knit , which is found over here 

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There once was a musician from around here. Met him once or twice, heard him play a few Sundays here and there. He moved out of town and started up a band. This year, this band has been nominated for a JUNO! I cant even say how excited I am for them!  

and ... Johnny Reids " Lets Go Higher " has been nominated for single of the year! that is seriously  my favorite song of the entire album.

oh! and today John Williams is turning 80!