Friday, November 21, 2008


the best blueberry muffins
this is a recipe I found in a favorite magazine - we have made a few adjustments and it is now a family favorite...easy for little ones to help with and oh, so delicious!
You will need:
  • 2 cups flour (we use whole wheat, increase to 2-1/2 cups if freshly milled)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt (we use sea salt)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 10 tablespoons (1-1/4 sticks) butter
  • 2 cups light brown sugar (we use Sucanat)
  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups of blueberries (if frozen, do not thaw)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Line two 12-cup muffin tins with muffin cup liners (or two 24 cup mini muffin tins) - this recipe does not work if tins are unlined...too sticky. Combine flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.

Melt together butter and brown sugar in saucepan over medium heat (about 3 minutes). Let cool about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Beat eggs with sour cream then add brown sugar/butter mixture and beat until combined.

Stir in oats.

Fold in flour mixture and then berries.

Sprinkle a pinch of sugar onto the top of each muffin.

Bake for 25 - 28 minutes (15-20 for mini-muffins) or until edges are medium brown and tops are firm. Cool for 5 minutes and remove from pan.


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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life flow no longer in our souls.

- Elizabeth Cady Stanton,speech to the National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1890.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


The Left mocks the Right. The Right knows it's right. Two ugly traits. How far should we go to try and understand each other's point of view? Maybe the distance grace covered on the cross is a clue.

~Bono. lead singer of U2