Sunday Morning Blueberry Banana Muffins

I am home for the weekend. It is snowing. I was hungry. Solution? These┬áBanana Blueberry Muffins with a Demerara sugar crunch topping. A one-bowl, dangerously good muffin, perfect for a last minute brunch or snow-day treat. Adapted from Serious Eats, I used dark brown sugar for a deeper molasses flavor and added a half teaspoonContinue reading “Sunday Morning Blueberry Banana Muffins”

A Food Tour of Portland

First stop? Vervacious. This adorable shop was created by a couple who spent their work sabbaticals sailing the world. They ended up quitting their day jobs in order to start a travel inspired food business. Try the Espresso Balsamic Drizzle and Sahara Harissa Rub. Adding a bit of Spicy Chili Finishing Salt to freshly cutContinue reading “A Food Tour of Portland”

Blueberry Corn Salad

Before I knew much about food, I figured the category “Fruits and Vegetables” should be two categories, “Fruit” and “Vegetables.” But after tasting salads such as arugula and watermelon or even mango salsa, I have realized that fruits and vegetables complement each other. Maybe you are saying “Duh” or maybe you have not ventured intoContinue reading “Blueberry Corn Salad”

Blueberry Peach Muffins

I love peach crumble: buttery, cinnamon-sugary, fruity bites. Add blueberries to that, put the batter in a muffin tin and sprinkle with a little more cinnamon-sugar and these babies are born. I added a simple streusel topping (combine 1/4 cup of brown sugar with 1 tablespoon of soft butter and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon), whichContinue reading “Blueberry Peach Muffins”

Poolville Country Store, NY

As mentioned many times before, going to school in upstate New York leaves much to be desired in terms of culinary experiences. On the one hand, I save a considerable amount of money. On the other hand, it’s easy to see how students can subsist on Ramen noodles. However, I got a chance to visitContinue reading “Poolville Country Store, NY”

Back to School, Blueberry Lemon Bread

I have moved back to the land of college life, and at least this time around I have black beans, peanut butter and bagged lettuce. Upstate New York is diametrically opposite Sydney, Australia. Before I headed back to school, I savored my last moments in a clean, uncrowded, fully-supplied kitchen. My cat decided to helpContinue reading “Back to School, Blueberry Lemon Bread”