Thursday: Apple cinnamon muffins

Simple and slightly sweet --

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tsp cinnamon

generous gratings of nutmeg

1 egg

3/4 cup milk

1/3 cup vegetable oil

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet. Add 1 cup of finely diced apples and mix quickly. Mixture will be lumpy.

Bake in papers or greased tin -- makes 12 -- bake for 25 minutes at 380F keep an eye out on them, they might need a minute more or less!

Wednesday: White bean soup

Easy to make and great to have as a light meal or first course.
Start with a quart of stock (find the recipe here on the blog) and add another quart of filtered water.
Chop finely:
One bunch of spinach
One half of a small head of cabbage
One onion
Add the above to the stock with
One clove of whole garlic
Bring to a boil then simmer for 45 minutes.
Add to this 1 and 1/2 cups of white cannelli beans. Heat through and serve with a nice crusty bread.


Tuesday: Crepes

a bit of a mis flip - but still yummy!

Oh the beauty of the three or four ingredients:

Whip up two eggs, a half a cup of flour and two tablespoons of melted butter. Whip in the milk until runny like heavy cream! Add a little guava or sugar or maple syrup to make it sweeter if you are having something sweet inside or keep them savory by adding a little salt and pepper or additional spices: curry, chopped scallion, basil, pesto sauce, etc...

Cook until they look like the bottom photo and then flip! Go as thin as you dare and roll them up sweet with:
banana slices
apple slices *thin*
maplesyrup and chopped pecans
bits of peaches and yogurt
it's endless!

For savory you could always put in any vegetable chopped up with some grated cheese or not! bok choy and tofu mixture is good too with scallions -- saute them first and then put inside the crepe!
Brie and apples. ... just dream!


Monday: Baked Pears

Another simple dimple lovely yummy dessert surrounding fruit!
Take a pear and core it.
Plop it into a baking pan.
Stuff it with mango chutney, cardamom sprinkles and a little butter stired up.
Bake until it is soft.
Eat it with cream or ice cream.