All posts tagged: Juneberries

Juneberry Muffins

Every year for a short period of a week or two, our little tree in front of our house produces lovely juicy purple berries.  The birds love them and every time we pick them I am sure there is a gang of mockingbirds waiting to pounce. We gather what we can and bake them into freezable goodies, this year I made lots of muffins.   The berries look like blueberries, but a bit bigger and not quite so blue,  they have a very subtle taste of almond when they are baked in a muffin.  Almost like I have added a touch of almond essence which I don’t, but I am sure it would complement the juneberries very well.   Juneberry muffins with streusel topping. (makes 6 large muffins) 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1/3 cup coconut oil 1 egg 1/3 cup milk (you may not need all of this) 1 1/2 cups berries Topping 2 tbsp white sugar 2 tbsp brown sugar 3 tbsp flour 3 tbsp …

Weekly Photos 22/52

This week has been a hot and steamy one, the future of the St Louis summer.  My plants are loving it though including my newest addition, five little tomato plants which I got from my friend in exchange for some edamame plants.  I love that I can trade veggie plants! Friday was the last day of school for the boys, so that is the end of 3rd and 7th grade.  Almost three months off with no real plans, I wonder what we will get up to?  Are you off for the summer?  Got plans? 1.  Flowers rained off the trees after a storm on Monday. 2.  Delicious Tortas De Aceite. 3.  An early morning shaft of sunshine. 4.  Dewy dandelion clock in the early morning sunshine. 5.  1972 in a local wall. 6.  Juneberries off our tree, maybe heading for a pie?  Or muffins? 7.  Curling garlic scapes. We are looking forward to a week of late starts, Swingball and maybe a trip up the Gateway arch in St Louis.  I hope you have a …