I had some old fruit left over so I decided to put them all together into a muffin. It came out quite delicious. I had a banana, a peach, a nectarine and an apricot. I don’t have a food processor so I just chopped everything up by hand.
Banana Peach and More Muffins
1 ripe medium banana
1 ripe peach
1 ripe nectarine
1 ripe apricot
1 cup flour
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
chopped walnuts (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a muffin pan or line with paper liners.
2. Wash, peel and chop the fruit finely, almost to a mash.
3. Mix together the dry ingredients.
4. In a separate bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.
5. Stir the wet and dry ingredients together until it just comes together. Don’t overstir or you will get tough muffins. Stir in walnuts with the dry ingredients or sprinkle them on top.
6. Spoon into prepared muffin cups.
7. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean, about 20 minutes. If they brown too fast, turn down oven to 325 F for the last 5-10 minutes.
I forgot to show you guys our weekly CSA box so here it is. We got some yummy stuff as well as some new stuff we’ve never tried before.
spinach – smaller bunch this time
summer squash – more?!!!?!?!?!? we haven’t eaten any since weeks ago.. I hope they’re still okay since I finally found a recipe that I want to try.
fennel – got 2 because I didn’t want beets and there was fennel in the trade box, for some reason I thought I’ve eaten it before but I was thinking of leeks instead.. made a dish with green beans, basil and tomato.. not bad.
salad mix – cool
carrots – yay! more pickled carrots!
green beans – so fresh and yummy
chives – such a tiny little bunch! I was expecting a lot more since Chinese people eat a lot of chives (dumplings, etc)
strawberries – weekly yum, not sick of them yet since they’ve been super delish every week, never like the tasteless watery cheap ones you get in NY.
We visited my grandparents in Oakland and took them out for dim sum. Unfortunately, we didn’t eat much since we’re small eaters and they’re small eaters but the food was good. On the way home we stopped by Oakland’s farmers market and I managed to spend $18 on string beans, a walnut wheat sourdough loaf, a pound of fresh handmade parsley garlic spaghetti, super sweet cherries and tomatoes on the vine. Fresh food tastes so good, I love it. That night, we got all dressed up to go to Brian’s company party only to find that it was actually NEXT week. Only slightly embarrassing.. haha. So Brian took me out to a nice Italian restaurant and we splurged on some nice food. I got smoked salmon pizza with caviar and Brian got veal medallions in mushroom sauce with mashed potatoes and green beans. The pizza was good but really salty. I don’t eat veal so I can’t tell you how his dish was.
On Sunday we biked to Coyote Point. The park was filled with BBQ and picnic parties since it was father’s day weekend. We packed leftovers for lunch. The area we lunched in was filled with eucalyptus trees! It was very pretty but pretty crowded. Lots of Spanish and Asian families and TONS of food on everyone’s tables.
Nothing much more interesting to say so here’s some food pictures from the past week.
Ugly picture but it’s the first time I made beef hau fun (hor fun) or stir-fried broad rice noodles with beef, onions and scallions. This used to be one of my favorite Chinese restaurant dishes because it’s my favorite noodle. It’s a really difficult dish to make because the noodles are sticky and it’s hard to make it not greasy due to the need for oil. Luckily I found a super nice non-stick (non-traditional, I know, I know) but it heated up really hot and I got good “wok hei” out of it. Yum. This picture was taken after we took two servings out.
We bought extra organic strawberries from the San Mateo farmer’s market on Sunday to make this pie. It was good but not amazing. There’s a cream cheese layer on the bottom. The crust tastes like cardboard because I bought a pre-made one. No recipe because it’s not worth posting. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to make a better strawberry dessert by the end of summer.
I had a lot of zhong leftovers lying around in the fried so I mixed them all together and steamed it all up in a pie tin because that was the only thing that fit into the pot so I could steam it. I chopped up some Chinese sausage, scallions and the dried shrimp, added more soy sauce and mixed in some fresh green beans in the end. Tasty, chewy dinner.