It’s been a good year for blueberries, not the best ever but our bushes have been supplying us with a good amount of berries. Usually we have enough to freeze and make jam but our early bearing bushes only gave us enough to enjoy and to make some of the most marvelous muffins!
Our late bearing bushes are covered with berries and are just beginning to turn blue. Hopefully we’ll get a good harvest before we see any signs of frost! We’ve already had some nights down in the 40s. I hope it doesn’t get any colder in the near future.
These blueberry muffins are another family favorite, delicious warm out of the oven or perfect for freezing to enjoy later this winter. The recipe makes 2 dozen so you can even eat half now and freeze half for later.
Blueberry Cream Muffins
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil (I used refined coconut oil)
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups flour ( I used 3 cups regular and 1 cup sprouted whole wheat flour)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 cups sour cream
2 cups fresh blueberries
In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs. Add the sugar and while your mixer is going add the oil and vanilla. Combine the dry ingredients and add them, along with the sour cream, to the sugar mixture. Gently fold in the blueberries.
Spoon into greased muffin tins.
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 2 dozen.
Where did the summer go? I can’t believe we are heading into Labor Day weekend. I’m looking forward to the long weekend, we will have a houseful of company all arriving on Friday! This is an annual tradition and a gathering of friends we’ve known since high school or even longer! Such fun to connect and spend the weekend together. A highlight is gathering around the campfire each night. What do you have planned for the weekend?
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My garden hasn’t done extremely well this year and my tomatoes are not producing a huge crop. However I picked enough the other day to make some Roasted Tomato Sauce, which we use on our homemade pizza!
I like this recipe as you only need 4 pounds of tomatoes and they can be any type. Whenever I have a small amount of tomatoes that need to be used up I make this sauce.
Roasted Tomato Sauce
4 pounds of tomatoes, any type
1 onion, coarsely chopped
¼ cup of fresh herbs, chopped (your choice)
3 large garlic cloves, chopped
1/8 cup olive oil
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Remove the core from the tomatoes and chop the tomatoes, onions and herbs. Mix all the ingredients in a roasting pan. Roast for 70 minutes without opening the oven door.
Remove from the oven.
Run the ingredients through a Foley mill or other strainer, to get a nice thick sauce.
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Now that we are empty nesters we are repainting some of our children’s bedrooms. As you might imagine there are various spots on the walls that need to be fixed before they can be repainted.
One of the simplest household fixes is patching a small hole in the wall. You don’t need to hire a professional you can do it yourself!
First make sure that the hole or crack is not part of a larger structural problem or caused by a leak. In which case you should consult a professional. However if the crack or hole is due to someone banging a piece of furniture against the wall or hanging a hammock in their room, you can repair it yourself.
Beyond your basic tools, you will need to purchase a can of spackling compound
and a putty knife about an inch in width.
You will also need some fine sandpaper.
Scrape away any loose paint or plaster from the hole. Use a knife if necessary.
When the final layer is dry, gently sand the repaired surface of the wall with your fine sandpaper until it is smooth.
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