Archive for January, 2012

We’re Growing!

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Oh poor neglected blog, poor neglected house, and dog, and oh everything really.  We’re working on so many many things and it’s been hard to keep up.  This time of year we pack seeds by the millions, we thresh seeds, we print and fold packages, we write descriptions, sort hundred of photographs of tomatoes, kick off marketing campaigns and it’s all very very busy.

This year things are a little more challenging, as I’m suffering from what I call why-do-they-call-it-morning-sickness-when-it-lasts-all-day-long-sickness? That’s right. Sometime at the end of this summer we should have a second baby.  While I’m a totally healthy low risk pregnancy sort of person, the first little bit is well, dreadful.  Temporary, but dreadful.

Well enough of this! The last few days have been better, the worst is over, and it’s time to get on top of things.  So while January was a total write off, February is my new year and I’m getting organized.  I have lots of posts written for the next few weeks, lots of local events planed, lots of new seeds, a farm to dream about and a garden to plan, hey! I might even make dinner.

Cubit’s Cold Morning Carrot, Zucchini and Raisin Muffins

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

I am really not a morning person.  I am grumpy, sleepy and move very slowly while trying to let various animals out and get breakfast into Rebecca who insists on being fed before I get coffee.  I find it all especially hard when it is still dark out. That’s where muffins come in. You can make them on Sunday afternoon and have at least a few mornings of breakfast started. Makes these cold dark mornings just a little bit more manageable.

3 eggs

1 1/2 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon honey

3/4 cup sunflower oil (or another light cooking oil like grapeseed or canola)

1 small zucchini grated

2 large carrot grated

1 cup raisins

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup rolled oats

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat your oven to 350. Line or grease 24 muffin cups.

Whisk eggs, sugar and honey together.

Add the oil, then vanilla, and then the grated zucchini and carrots along with the raisins.

Combine your dry ingredients in another bowl.

Whisk the flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and oats together.

Combine the dry ingredients and wet ingredients together slowly.

Divide the mixture evenly into your greased or lined muffin tins.

Bake 18-20 minutes at 350.

Remove from tins and cool on wire racks.

These are so good.  Sometimes I throw half a cup of finely chopped walnuts for extra goodness. Enjoy!

Have had a few questions about the napkins.  Ryan put these awesome apple napkins in my stocking this christmas, they’re from JAQSstudio on etsy.