Since the last muffins I made with whey protein powder turned out not only tolerable, but yummy, I thought I’d try baking with it again. This time I made fancy-schmancy chocolate muffins with dried red plums soaked in black cherry booze. They were scrumptious! If you don’t have protein powder, replace the 1/2 cup in the recipe with 1/4 cup … Read more
Isn’t that mauve flower pretty? I love how it hides under the leaves, only to be seen by chipmunks and those willing to crouch on the ground to find it. And such a unique shape, like a globe that’s been peeled back in three sections at the top. It makes me think of origami. I’ve grown wild ginger (Asarum canadense) for a long … Read more
A friend of mine had a birthday last week. She doesn’t eat any sugar at all (nope, not honey or maple syrup, either), but of course that didn’t faze me. I know all about cooking without sugar. Then I opened up the pantry to find I was almost out of xylitol. I had a few tablespoons. Not enough to make a … Read more
They must realize it’s spring.
When I was in South Africa, I saw this leopard and thought, “Hmmm, something about that looks familar.” …
After my success in baking moccachocarula muffins a couple weeks back (muffins flavored with chocolate, coffee and the South Africa cream liqueur Amarula), I decided to make another batch. But this time I wanted: To go for a more cupcake-like texture To use up some of the chocolate whey protein powder that’s been sitting in my pantry untouched for eons Inspired … Read more