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Hand picked blueberry muffins

About a month ago I purchased a motorcycle and I’ve been venturing out on days trips when the weather is nice.  The Mrs. had a baby shower to attend so I decided I’d get out on the open road with the goal of ending up at Hartland Orchard to pick some fruit (~30 miles away).  I had no idea what fruit was in season but I know they always have something growing.   It turned out this month is blueberries!   I picked a pint of large, beautiful berries and paid a measly $3 for it.   I couldn’t help thinking how much I would have paid at a grocery store for way less than a pint.  It’s so much cheaper to get fruit and vegetables straight off the land.

Blueberry muffins are iconic to me for some reason.  You see beautiful looking muffins at bakeries or grocery stores and I can’t figure out how they do it.   Even so, I decided to make a batch and used a recipe provided by Chef John.  I learned that blueberry muffin recipes differ mainly in the dairy ingredient. I found some that called for milk, buttermilk, yogurt, or sour cream.   This one used sour cream and they turned out great.   The added lemon zest gave them a great smell too.

Blueberry Muffins




Apple Pancake Bake

On one of my recent trips home to Indiana my mom made an apple pancake bake for Sunday brunch.   I made it a few weeks later for the Mrs. and thought it would be a good recipe to share.  It’s quick and simple to throw together and will please the masses as well. I hope you enjoy it.


4 eggs, well beaten
1 cup milk
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 T. cinnamon
3 tart medium apples, cut in 1/4 inch wedges
4 T. butter


Beat eggs, milk, salt and flour until smooth.  Let batter rest.  Combine sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over apples and toss to mix (I used a plastic bag).  Butter generously, 2 (9-inch) pie pans using about 2 tablespoons for each pan.  Divide apples between pans.  Stir batter and pour over apples (about 1 cup to each pan).  Bake in 375F oven 30 to 40 minutes, until golden brown, puffed and set.

Here’s the line up for this recipe.






Enjoy! Add all the butter, syrup, whip cream, and/or fruit you want!