Monday, June 17, 2013

Kitchen company

OK - enough about birthdays. I've been meeting new cats (challenging ones, at that) and visiting some regulars today. It's going to be a busy few weeks ahead.

I never mind the time it takes to tidy up my kitchen after dinner. I have the most beautiful company every night watching me from across the room, taking in the last of the sunlight before night falls..
After dinner, I tried a new tea called Raspberry & Ginseng that was tucked inside a birthday card from a friend.

It was so amazingly delicious and of course, I added a bit of honey.

It may be a new favorite to enjoy with one of these...

Banana-Blueberry Whole Wheat Muffins.
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 ripe bananas 
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup frozen blueberries ( I have used fresh and that's fine, too)

Preheat oven 375
In a bowl, whisk together flours, wheat germ, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs. In another bowl, mash bananas with fork and stir in milk & vanilla.

Alternately add flour mixture and banana mixture to butter mixture. Mix just until combined. Fold in frozen blueberries.

Divide batter among muffin cups. Bake until toothpick comes out clean. 25 - 28 minutes.

It's berry season so make the best of it.

Back to filling the cat-bag. Off to visit more kitties...                                     
hugs, Deb


  1. The tea and muffins sound delicious! Yum!

  2. Lots of good celebrations and family time going on. Love all the pics. Ms. Lily looks quite content helping out.

  3. What a lovely picture of the cat and good cookies.


  4. Oh, to sleep like a kitty!

    Now I'm feeling hungry, just looking at those muffins...

  5. It's always a joy to look at the lovely cats you have deb! Your muffins look and sound delicious. Another to add to my recipe book :-)

    Happy week!

    Madelief x

  6. Challenging kitties???? Oh, tell us more! We think they'll not stay challenging for long!
    Kiss darling Lily on the top of her dear head for us.

  7. Kitties always know how to take pleasure in the simple joys don't they?
    xo Catherine

  8. Love those sweet kitties -- and teas!

  9. I love sleeping beauty Lily and those exquisite Banana-Blueberry muffins!

  10. You're such a great baker and hostess! :)