Monday, June 11, 2012

Moseying in the Mornings

One of my favorite things to do during the summertime
is to mosey around outside in the early morning
before it gets too hot.

Oftentimes, even before the rest of the house is awake,
Miss Daisy and I will head out to check on the gardens and the animals.
The little eggs I found last month have hatched
and the baby birds are a week old now.
I check on them every day and I love when I 
sometimes see the momma bird feeding them. 

The green bean plants are coming up that I planted last week
We put them in the garden where the onions were. 

I usually water my herbs first thing in the morning.
And again in the evening.

My basil is doing really well.

I use cilantro a lot in my cooking
and I've been picking it just as fast as it grows!

The fresh mint is so delicious in my ice tea.

I planted some sunflowers in my cutting garden
and they started to come up last week.

The garden is really doing well this year.
Our tomato plants are covered with all varieties of tomatoes.
We pick them at the first hint of pink and let them ripen
on the widow sill.  It only takes a day or two and they're perfect.

Strawberry Banana Muffins

~Strawberry Banana Muffins~
makes one dozen

2 very ripe bananas, mashed
3/4 cup brown sugar, plus extra for topping
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup fresh strawberries, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Melt butter; set aside.  Combine bananas, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.  Add butter.  In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda.  Toss strawberries in flour mixture until well coated.  Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix just until combined.  Fill muffin tin and top muffins with a sprinkle of brown sugar.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until muffins test done and start to brown.  Enjoy!

I really liked these muffins.  
They smelled SO good baking and they were very tasty! :-)