maya mori

in the midst…

rainy day inspiration

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yesterday morning we ran in the oregon rain.  my friend sarah came by after the older kids went to school and we ran through irvington with the little girls.  i love running in irvington…the houses are beautiful, the gardens lush & interesting & many of the streets have huge, wonderful trees.  it’s always a challenge to get motivated when it is cold & wet, but the run itself was cool, easy & rejuvenating!

rainy day running inspired some rainy day baking.  we saw some gorgeous strawberries at the store and i decided on the spot that it was time for some strawberry & white chocolate chunk muffins.  i couldn’t find a complete recipe that i liked, so i tweaked mark bittman’s sweet & rich muffin recipe from how to cook everything.  luckily i had two small helpers and with the input of aidan & frankie, churned out some rather tasty treats.  i’m really enjoying this new theme of running & eating.

fresh strawberriesfrankie helpsstrawberry & white chocolate chunk muffins

if you are feeling hungry now, here’s the pieced together recipe (tweaked mark bittman’s sweet & rich muffin recipe):

3/4 stick of room temperature unsalted butter

1 cup sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt

3 teaspoons baking powder

2 cups flour

2 fresh eggs (thanks ginger!)

1/2 – 3/4 cup whole milk

2 cups fresh chopped strawberries

1 1/2 cups white chocolate chunks

preheat oven to 400˚F.  grease your muffin tins.  i used paper muffin liners.  cream butter & sugar. (i used my mixer) mix together dry ingredients.  beat eggs with milk.  alternate dry & wet ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture until combined, but not smooth.  add starwberries & white chocolate chunks gently by hand.  scoop into muffin tins…fill almost to the top.  bake for 25-30 minutes until nicely browned.  yum.

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One thought on “rainy day inspiration

  1. How nice that you are around to assist Frank in her culinary exploits. Not that she needs any help, she’s got everything under control.

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