in the kitchen

Summery favorites, July 2020

This blueberry banana muffin recipe for Cooper. He loves them. Plus, they're grain-free and have no refined sugar, since they're sweetened with bananas. I love the protein and fat from the additional eggs and ghee, respectively...

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Life Lately, mid-June 2020

Blue skies and fluffy clouds. Summer (weather) is here! Lots of warm days and beautiful weather. A certain little someone adores being outside, so we're maintaining a two-walks-a-day (or more) routine. Noticing flowers on walks, too...

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My mug collection (a mini tour)

Anyway, as frivolous as this may seem, I thought it would be fun to photograph (nearly all of) my mug collection and share a tiny tidbit about each mug. There are some I love for black coffee specifically, some I use only for tea. Some slightly larger, perfect for adding whole milk or half and half, if it's one of those days. They're not perfect, and a few have persistent coffee stains (I think baking soda would remove those? But for now, they're there)...

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Continue to sing

I want to live in a state of mind (and heart) where I can appreciate new and exciting things, and venture beyond our at-home normal (when it is safe, practical, and loving to others to do so), but not at the cost of losing a love for the ordinary, for the typical, for the regular.Enamored by the paths of sunlight streaming into interior rooms, making patches on the wall, Cooper discovering his shadow.Making sourdough brownies (and then insufficiently baking them and not realizing it until later). Consequently, then baking a sour cream vanilla cake from Food52 as a redemption bake (as you do)...

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Sour beginnings

To preface this, I have yet to bake a loaf of sourdough bread with my new starter. I didn't have any commercial yeast, but I did have some unbleached all purpose flour. So last week, I started a wild yeast starter. Gosh, I forget how fascinating it is to home ferment things! That said, after a few days of feeding my starter, I wanted to selvedge some of the large amount of discard I generated with each (twice daily) feed...

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