Monday, July 23

The tastiest darn Blueberry Muffins

Mmmm. Ummmm. These are so good. Like so good you'll want to look at them and say, "Thank you little muffin for being so darn tasty."

Blueberry Muffins

 It's great to find local, in season food. When you shop this way you can cut down on the carbon emissions trucks produce to get food to you, support local farmers and the food just tastes better. I've got a link in my blogroll to the Arizona Farmer's Market Web site. Find the one in your neighborhood.

Here's the recipe for Blueberry Muffins.


Makes 4 large muffins.

  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
  3. To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

Sunday, July 22

Tread lightly on Earth Day 5

(this post is a little late, but this is how my Green Week ended)


I've learned so much this week and become aware of so many other things I can incorporate into my everyday life. This week has given way to so many great conversations.

At work, I have people asking me how we can incorporate recycling in our office. How great is that?! If people want to know how we can do it there, I hope that means they're looking to see how they can do it at home.

Personally, I've had friends share some things they're incorporating into their everyday lives. Molly is working in a more corporate environment and she's recycling her hangers. Another friend, put a recycling bin in the kitchen and a third is composting. How awesome is that?

Thank you to everyone who shared some tip or words of encouragement, this week has been really fulfilling for me.

Now, there was one piece of unfinished business. My office trash can. If you'll remember, I confessed that I was guilty of filling it up multiple times a day. My office mate on the other hand, hardly tossed anything out.

trash can

Here's where I was on Friday. One small plastic bag, a tissue, a string cheese wrapper and 2 pieces of chewed gum. How about that!