When it Rains

May 22, 2016

When it Rains

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SOS. It has been raining for 18 of the past 22 days.

I forget what the sun looks like.

I feel like I may light on fire when the sun actually appears and touches my skin.

In an attempt to make it feel more like spring, I went to the farmers market this morning (in the rain, in a coat) to buy blueberries to bake some lemon blueberry muffins. Apparently, blueberries are not yet in season. 🙃

I did get some really delish strawberries, though, and then I walked over to the grocery store and bought some god damn blueberries because I was determined to make these muffins happen.

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Here are said strawberries.

I came home and made these lemon blueberry muffins because they had the highest rating of the first, like, 6 muffin recipes on google. I have a bone to pick with this blog, and a lot of food blogs that are primarily used to share recipes and techniques (read my intro post – mine doesn’t fall under this category before y’all call me a hypocrite). There are like, 10 research papers worth of text on this recipe before it even lists a damn ingredient. No shade but I don’t care about your kids or how to teach kids how to cook. I mean, maybe some people do, but not everyone. List the recipe in the beginning and spout the rest of your nonsense at the end. So many bloggers do this and I just scroll right to the end. GIRL BYE.

To this blogger’s credit though, this recipe was realllllyyyy good. The only thing I changed was I added some lemon extract to the batter, in addition to zest, because lemons are life.

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This is the first blueberry muffin recipe I’ve ever successfully made. I’m not sure if I’ve just become a more skilled baker or if it’s the recipe but these really do taste like some Starbucks type-ish. How sad is it that my pedestal for blueberry muffins is Starbucks? Yikes, I need to get out more. Their blueberry yogurt muffins are excellent though, ok? I actually don’t even really like blueberries that much, but when you put those babies in a muffin or cake, all bets are off.

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My roommate tried one and told me I should sell them, so that was a nice compliment. I need my roommates to take all of these to their respective work places so I don’t eat all of them while I’m working from home. Maybe gauge some interest for potential buyers. This is how small businesses start, right?

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I think people would eat them, for sure.

Cheers!


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