January 30, 2013

Muffins and Valentines

Carrot spice muffins fresh out of the oven before sunrise this morning. The ladies always appreciate a few goodies made with love.  Healthful and delicious is the goal, and this book never lets me down.

I searched for a grandmother-friendly paper punch but this one didn't quite fit the bill.  No problem. We worked as a team, punching and cutting, gluing and stringing, chatting all the while.  Two weeks to go and we're well on our way to being festive and ready for Valentine's Day.

Mary Katherine's growing flats of pea shoots in the high tunnel this year and we brought a bag of them home in our CSA share.  They were the base to our salad last evening, along with roasted beets (also from the farm), sliced avocado, and a few drizzles of white balsamic vinaigrette. Lucky for us, there's enough for a repeat tonight and I'm thinking a crustless vegetable quiche might be a nice accompaniment.

I'm navigating a relationship with a particularly difficult person (immediate family excluded), and setting boundaries that would have been better set many years ago.  This boundary thing is new to me (I'm a little slow) but, oh, what a beautiful thing it is.  This quote rings so true.

There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
~W. Clement Stone