Sunday, May 22, 2011

Blueberry sunrise...

I got some blueberries the other day and wow, not good.  I decided to salvage them I would make my favorite muffins.  They are soooo delicious.  A great Sunday morning breakfast.  The recipe is from my favorite cookbook, Gooseberry Patch Christmas Pantry.  Nothing is more fun than reading through a Gooseberry cookbook.

Blueberry Cream Muffins
2 eggs              1/2 t. salt
1 c. sugar         1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 c. oil           1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. vanilla      1 c. sour cream
2 c. flour           1 c. blueberries  
Beat eggs, and slowly add sugar.  Combine oil and vanilla.  Combine dry ingredients and slowly add to egg mixture.  Add sour cream and gently fold in blueberries.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.

My aging barrel or should I say powder keg.
I planted the greenhouse this morning.  Yahooo.  You couldn't hold me back if you tried.  It was nice planting while it was pouring rain outside.  Vegetable gardening here I come.  I also released my roses from their winter wraps.  I think I only lost one.  It was raining too hard to trim them up for a photo shoot.  Maybe next weekend.

I also am getting ready to bottle my raspberry honey wine.  My loving husband thought a little oak barrel would be an interesting addition to the wine making endeavor.  It has been.  I came home from work and wine was seeping from every orifice.   I couldn't figure out what was wrong until I removed the bung.  POP.  A bit of pressure had built up.  It was pushing wine out everywhere.  I put an airlock on top, to alleviate any chance of explosions.  My husband was right.  The wine was good to begin with, but the barrel has really improved the taste. 

After reading everyone's blogs it looks like the rain is everywhere.  I wish you all a wonderful cozy Sunday.


  1. The muffins looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. I copied your recipe and will try it, as soon as our blueberries are ready.

    I loved your wine oak barrel. Did your husband make it for you? If he did, he is an artist! I believe that as soon as the wood gets realy wet with the wine, it will swell and stop leaking - you think?

    Have a safe rainy Sunday evening too! The sky is already getting dark around here.

  3. My husband did not make the wine barrel, he searched long and hard on the internet for it. One that size was hard to find. We had to be sure it was watertight before we put the wine in it. It was just the pressure that was pushing it out. I put the bung in for the photo shoot and 20 minutes later she was ready to blow.

  4. The muffins sound delicious! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I really appreciate it! :)

  5. Blueberries aren't in yet here in the Pacific Northwest, but this is a keeper for when they are! Yum!! XOXO

  6. Thanks for your comments in my blog. I always meant to ask you, if the tulips in your header photo are 'Apricot Beauties'. Mine were a housewarming gift in the fall of '07, so this is their fourth season. They have come back every year, every bit as nice as they year before. In fact they have multiplied!

    I didn't realize until this year that some types of tulips didn't come back. I guess I've always had that type (I think they might be the Darwin species?). The reason I found out, is that I bought some 'fancier type' tulips - like the double peony-type tulip and the fringed ones. I found out that the fancier ones don't come back!

    But the 'Apricot Beauty ones' do for sure!

  7. MMM, I think I need to shimmy your direction to taste some of that raspberry honey wine. Of course you couldn't wait to plant in the greenhouse! Hope you had a fun day playing in the dirt!

  8. The muffins sounds great! And love that wine barrel gift your husband got you!

  9. Those muffins look delicious.I am glad you had a nice weekend. B


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