Monday, June 09, 2008

Doing a HandStand with a Muffin in My Hand

I just haven't felt like adding much of anything to cyberspace lately. Not for lack of love for the blogging world. It has just been a case of Pickleitis. I am sure I have mentioned the pickles. K before K was constantly informing me that the reason for my stomach problems was my addiction to pickles. Although he was incredibly wrong, his nagging does highlight my tendency towards obsession - food, clothes, music. I was on a blogging high during the first half of the year, full of contribution, constantly cruising the likes of supremely dedicated bloggers like: Lori, Jennifer et al. But, as I once saw pickles being supplanted by black bean burritos, I also saw my blogging being supplanted with long sessions of book reading. I wonder how much has been an internal revolt to return to my love of tangible pages between my fingers and the guaranteed solace I find between the covers of someone elses work - blogging I find to be about as private as communal living.

But, whilst I wait for Mr. K to emerge from a H.S. meeting, I find myself wanting to share two things. First - I wanted to share with everyone the memories I associate with the mug in the above picture. It was a present from a really great pair of children who I had in my life for too short a time - a part of the K before K package of reality. K and S were two years apart, wildly different and full of love for their Aunti Lyndsay. I missed them with such an ache last week, I decided to swap my ever-dutiful yellow mug with this great little piece of Guelph, Ontario and carry with me memories of making "whatever you want" cookies/dog biscuits with these two little love nuggets.

The second thing I had to share were the muffins I made last night - a la "whatever you want" type recipes. K was apparently really drunk yesterday when he left me with the Spinach man (who I have the biggest crush on) to head off on his own to find bananas. What was pulled out of our market bag an hour later was a big, black, bruised mess of some fruit that used to be a hand of organic bananas. I needed to get on it fast. So, in addition to the fig and apple crumble I made for my Master of Floor Sweeping, I also whipped up some yummy muffins - which went down really well at our team meeting today. I then had two 11 year olds test them out - they met with full kid approval.

Yummy.

Super simple, used the basic recipe from Veganomicon for Banana-Wheat Germ Muffins and ended up with some goodies that included the likes of: 3 bananas, almond milk, walnuts, whole wheat flour, baking powder, agave syrup, dark chocolate, sunflower seeds.

8 comments:

Maggie said...

Mmmm. I was just thinking yesterday that I need to make some muffins soon. Those look great.

Thanks for the inspiration!

Alice (in Veganland) said...

I understand how one obsession substitutes another, hehe. But you're back with muffins!

Bianca said...

Ha! What a great muffin story. I love that your boyfriend left drunk on a banana quest....and what should he bring home but bruised bananas.

ClaudiaWR said...

Nice to have you back on board!

VeganCowGirl said...

Just to clarify....Kevin wasn't actually drunk...I was just trying to indicate that he was on some other planet when picking out such yucky bananas....

Which of course happens to the best of us....sorry Kev. :)

Rural Vegan said...

I think there's a lot of Pickleitis going around lately. Nice to see you back with muffins though!

Lori- the Pleasantly Plump Vegan said...

that mug is totally cute!
i have been so busy with school, i have let my blog be neglected.

Meg Wolff said...

This looks like a great muffin recipe. Cute mug!