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Strawberry-Citrus Whole Wheat Yogurt Muffins

Winter is almost over! To bring on the spring, I adapted this recipe to include a yummy zing of lemon, tangerine and orange flavors.

YOU WILL NEED:

– 2 c. whole wheat pastry flour

– 1/2 c. granulated sugar

– 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda

– 1 c. chopped strawberries

– 2 eggs

– 1 c. plain yogurt

– 1/4 c. butter, melted

– 1 tsp. vanilla extract

– Fresh grated orange peel from one orange, one lemon, and one tangerine

– Squeezed juice from 1/2 a lemon


INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Rub a light coat of oil around the tops of a muffin pan. Line each of the 12 cups with muffin papers.

Mix the first four ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients a little at a time, until the dough is smooth.

Spoon the batter into the twelve muffin cups. Bake for 18-25 minutes, until tops are golden brown. (Mine took a bit longer, but it was an unusually humid day for New Mexico.) Remove from the heat and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

I adapted this recipe that I found on The Other Side of 50. Makes one dozen.

First interview as an artist!

I’ve been on the other side of the camera, so to speak, many times. I’ve interviewed doctors, lawyers, graduate students, even a curandero. But this is the first time I’ve been interviewed for MY stuff!

Janelle of Nomad Crafts Etc. put together an interview and some archived photos in her blog. Be sure to check it out for all of my People’s-magazine-worthy dirty little secrets.

If you like what you see, come say hello at my Etsy shop. There will be brand new items posted later this week… stay posted!

Spring Color Palette

Alright, I know, it’s a little early. But what better way to start off the week than with some cheerful color inspiration?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’d love this gorgeous wallpaper from Anthropologie in my ugly office, maybe with some cozy flannel. Whaddya think, wallpaper: easier than painting?

Can’t wait to be outside, back in the mountains, and with a sunhat like hers. Until then, Happy Monday, and stay warm!

Local Happenings: Creepy Stroll in the Consignment Shop

On Saturday afternoon, I took a field trip to one of the many indoor flea markets in Albuquerque. (Aside: what’s up with this “indoor flea market” thing, anyway? Why not call yourself a consignment shop and be done with it?)

Every time I go to this particular store the sections have completely changed. The music never does, though: there’s always corny funk music playing through the ceiling speakers.

As I look back at my photographs now, I realize that I am inexplicably drawn to things that a) have faces, and b) have creepy faces.

 

 

 

Maybe I’ve just been watching too much sci-fi, but the objects in these images seem ready to come to life and declare war on the human race. Since they’re so small, I’m quite positive that they could slip thumbtacks in our shoes while we’re sleeping and we’d never know a thing.

Ignoring reason, I brought these porcelain beauties home with me. They’re sitting on top of the piano, watching me reproachfully with their eye-less faces as I practice. Poor little things. They must be so bored. I just will have to keep a close watch on them for any signs of movement.