When you have a blog that includes photography, I think a lot of the point is to take pretty pictures. I also think a lot of the time I can somewhat manage that, but some foods are just ugly. I did take a picture of that ugly tomato a while ago, but it had a quiet dignity about it, don’t you think? There are definitely some foods out there that are probably more photogenic than others (just like people), but we still like all those foods (and people), yes? read more »
I’m a huge muffin fan–especially blueberry ones. I know they’re not the healthiest of breakfast foods and that they’re really a cousin of cake, but really, I just love them. I blame my mom. We always had a supply of huge, buttery bakery muffins. To her credit, we would only eat a quarter at a time and sometimes she would make me eat the bran kind as well. Gross! Really though, there hasn’t been a muffin that I didn’t like.
Unfortunately for you, this recipe comes way too far into fall to be useful. But if you’re anything like me, it always takes me a little while to wrap my mind around a new recipe or technique, so maybe this will prepare you for next summer. Anyway, I finally stepped into the jam-making arena, though I took a very baby step. I feel very intimidated when I read about canning and the pots, the sterilization and the fact that if I do it wrong I could potentially kill everyone with a random bacterial infection. In addition the thought of buying all that equipment and boiling everything in the high heat of summer is not very appealing.