So what does one do with a giant flat of strawberries?
Well I have been eating a lot of them straight from the colander after a good washing.
I have had a few more creative uses as well.
I also plan to make banana strawberry oatmeal tomorrow morning
But the best thing I have made so far?
At least they tasted good
Strawberry Morning Muffins – makes ~ 18 muffins
- 2 1/2 cups sprouted grain cereal high in fiber. I used the Ezekiel, but you could use anything like grape nuts.
- 1 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tbs chia seeds
- 2 cups copped and lightly mashed strawberries
- 1/2 cup skim
- 2 egg whites
- 1/4 unsweetened applesauce
- 1 tbs canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pre-heat oven to 400
- Combine dry
- Combine wet
- Mix together
- Bake 15-20 min or until a toothpick comes out dry
These muffins are great toasted with a little extra crunch from the cereal. If you like sweet muffins you will not like these. They are hearty and delicious if you want something sustainable for breakfast.
I still have a lot left. Does anyone have any favorites I need to try?
I hope you are having a great week!
Well hello there!
What have I been up to?
Well Maine was awesome as always. My grandfather really enjoyed his birthday and I just wish I had some pictures We enjoyed many wonderful dinners and angel food cake!
Back Bay Gril – beat pasta with goat cheese, pine nuts and basil.
Coolest Place Visited:
Yes, Stonyfield now has cafes! Well actually there seems to be only one in Maine!
They have a ton of fresh organic food made to order and they even have happy hour!
It grosses me out that strawberries and 2/$5 right now. They taste like nothing and are covered in pesticides! I also feel bad for the pickers, because that was serious hard work and I know they are the ones making less because of the bumper crop.
Thanks for staying with me!
Maybe I will get a new camera some day!
I hope you had a great weekend!
Well first and foremost we currently have two field mice that have taken a liking to our garden “shed”. Sissy loves them, but I do not. I thought it was just one, but now that there are two I may have to find their nest before there are babies. Sissy would just love it if I would let her outside one night to put her six toes to good work, but I am not that cruel.
Back to the plants.
Everything seems to be growing well except we seem to have some aphids showing up so I am going to need to get some organic spray ASAP.
Yellow sweet pepper flowers. I am excited for these to start growing. One of three tomatoes. Two plants seem to be going full force while the other lags behind, but I think I maybe have gotten two early tomatoes and one regular.
Finally, last but not least.
One of the most amazing strawberries I have ever tasted! After I read Ashley’s post about organic strawberries I was happy to know where my berries were coming from and what kind of soil it was grown it. My only regret is that I did not buy more plants.
I cannot wait to see what my garden produces. My current issues are mice and aphids. I am more worried about the bugs. I need some lady bugs.
Cheer to another Monday being over!
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MOMMA BEANS!
It is freezing today! We have frost warnings tonight and tomorrow night. What is going on Maryland?!?! Mom is coming tomorrow for dinner and to celebrate a delayed mom’s day and I wanted the weather to be warm for her. I can’t wait to see her!
Another big event…yesterday was my blog anniversary! Yes, it came and went with no candles and cake, but that is OK. I need to figure out where this little baby is going and what I really want to do with it.
On that note lets get back to the last 24 hours of my life.
Yesterday after breakfast I ran to the farmers market, and then I shoveled compost and snipped seedlings for about 5 hours at a small urban garden in a not so nice part of Baltimore.
The school where the garden is. They have problems with vandals in the area.
When I got back in the car at 12:30, I was hot and hungry.
I had the mini pb and j from my packed lunch to hold me over until I got home.
Orange, pickles and a wrap with spinach, meatless balls and goat cheese.
I made baby rhubarb upside down cakes with farmers market strawberries and homemade almond macaroons. I am thinking about making brownies and sprinkling these in top. That is if I don’t eat them all first! I think I had about 8 yesterday!
For dinner nick and I went for sushi. It was nice because I was not very hungry from the macaroons so I just got a spicy tuna roll and two pieces of unagi.
The other stuff is Nick’s.
Finally we are caught up to today! I need to leave for the grocery store in a minute so I wanted something with minimal dishes and tasted good.
Time to bundle up and get out the door! We have to leave in two hours for brunch! Maybe I won’t be making brownies.
Happy Friday! Yet another week has come to a end. Any good weekend plans? N and I have 2 wedding back to back on Saturday and they aren’t in the same town PLUS our roommate is moving in on Sunday. Let’s just say it is going to be a busy weekend! I wish the weather were going to be nicer. At least it is nice today!
I was really pleased with how much oats turned out this morning!
Strawberries and Cream Oats
- 1/3 oat bran
- 1/3 cup whole grain drink, 1/3 cup water
- pinch salt
- 1 tbs flax
- ~4 strawberries chopped and cooked in
- ~4 strawberries chopped for topping
- 1/3 cup Kefir
- 1 tbs crunchy pb
- (forgotten chia seeds!)
This was a great combo. Banana has nothing on sweet strawberries!
I have to make sure to bring my sweater to work. The AC will be cranked with the nice warm temps. I hate being cold!
Where did the time go? I need to get my butt out the door!
Check ya later!
Good afternoon. How are are you doing today?
My day started early this morning with a lovely french toast breakfast.
2 slices of Wegmans bread dipped in egg whites, cinnamon, flax, almond extract and skim.
After breakfast I had to go to the post office and grocery store before coming home and bake!
The star of the show…
A lovely little fig! It was finally time for me to try and make my version of fig newtons.
In the food processor… the bar filling.
I used the same graham cracker recipe as before except I threw in some oats instead of WW flour… this actually made them less doughy and more like batter. It was nice that I didn’t need a rolling pin but it got me worried.
They were crispy on the outside crust and chewy on the inside. I would have liked to have a little more crunch, maybe I can par bake the graham before adding the middle fig? I just don’t want them to burn! While these were cooking I made an AMAZING egg sandwich for lunch!
Alright time for me to get ready for the BB&Q festival!
Now if I could only find my date!