Friday, 13 August 2010

Lavender Lemonade and Apple Muffins.....

Want something nice to quench your thirst? I love to make Lavender Lemonade......
Bake some apple and oatmeal muffins.....

If you have some lemons...
Squeeze about one cup of juice. Boil one cup of sugar and water to make your simple syrup, and add the lemon juice....
Take some culinary lavender and steep it in a cup, you want the essence of lavender not the full flavour...

Add it to the lemonade and fill with cold water, maybe add some slices of lemon.....

Apple and Oatmeal Muffins, Preheat oven to 375 degrees
1 cup flour
1/4 cup wheat bran
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp b soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cardamon
1 cup finely chopped apples (farmers market or the tree out back)
1 1/3 cups oatmeal
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 canola oil
1 tsp homemade vanilla (recipe coming up soon)
1/2 cup apple water (scraps of apples boiled in two cups of water) or use juice

Mix dry ingredients together, add oatmeal and apples. In another bowl mix the egg, buttermilk, oil, vanilla and apple water. Add wet mix to dry mix and blend lightly. Spoon the batter into muffin tin and bake 20 minutes. Makes 12 lovely muffins.
(recipe adapted from Romantic Homes August 2009 issue)

Thursday, 12 August 2010

I am still here.......


Things are coming along nicely here, recovery is slow but I feel so much better!!!
"Thank you" to all for your sweet words of encouragement and love and all the support!!! You are the best friends a girl can have!!!
Here's a bit of what I am doing, which is not a whole lot.....having surgery when you are my age (old) is a little painful to say the least....


Enjoying the roses from the Dutchman, he really is my hero..... he was by my side the whole time.
A bit of stitching.....Some reading, well maybe a lot of reading.....A little crocheting......


Enjoying my beautiful flowers from work, thank you to my boss and staff for hanging in and holding down the fort while I mend.....I am blessed!