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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Mushroom Madness: Cuppa

Mushroom Madness: Cuppa
Originally uploaded by Green Kitchen.
This mushroom mug was made by a local artist. Unfortunately, I've lost her card and don't remember her name.

The sun was too bright for a photo so I hung up this fabric that I got in the mail yesterday. D liked it so much we might end up with it as curtains in this unfinished room of our little house.

The muffin is an old favorite, oat bran with apples and prunes, from Sundays at Moosewood Restaurant. Here's the recipe with my small modifications.


1 cup chopped peeled apples
1 cup chopped pitted prunes
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup yogurt (I used vanilla, but it calls for plain)
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 egg whites or 1 egg (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange peel (I only do this sometimes)
2 cups oat bran (I substite half white flour, which helps hold the muffin together)
2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line or butter muffin tins.

Cut apples and prunes into chunks. They recommend peeling, but it's ok with the peel. Set aside.

Whisk together maple syrup, yogurt, oil and egg. Combine the dry ingredients. Fold the wet mixture into the dry ingredients until just wet. Stir in the chopped apples and prunes.

Divide the batter among the muffin cups. The cups should be filled almost to the top because they don't rise much.

Bake for about 20 minutes until golden.

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Blogger Sonya said...


Sun Jul 01, 02:12:00 PM PDT  
Blogger futuregirl said...

That fabric is fabulous! Perfect backdrop for that awesome mug. :)

Sun Jul 01, 02:16:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous nancy said...

that muffin sounds delicious, and that fabric is gorgeous!

Sun Jul 01, 04:41:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Chicken Betty said...

What a great little still life. I don't have any prunes but I'm gonna go try that with raisins - right now. They'll be super yummy in the morning. Thanks!

Sun Jul 01, 08:12:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Fingerl said...

Where on earth did you get that recipe? The name of it is in finnish, that's why I'm so surprised. And it's not even a particularly finnish thing; apple muffins or the like. I'm finnish and I've never heard of anybody here baking or eating apple muffins :)

Thu Jul 05, 03:01:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Green Kitchen said...

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Thu Jul 05, 09:24:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Green Kitchen said...

fingerl: it's from Sundays at Moosewood, which is a vegetarian restaurant in Ithaca, New York. The weirdness is probably because it's the person's Finnish-inspired muffin. More than that, I do not know. I typed in the Finnish name because I wanted to learn how to do the special characters in html.

Note: I just read the intro and the author had a note about prunes and apples being a Scandinavian classic, but admitted oat bran muffins were not Finnish.

Thu Jul 05, 09:25:00 AM PDT  
Blogger ladylinoleum said...

I *love* the mug.

What a scrumptious sounding recipe. That's a must-make.

Fri Jul 06, 01:50:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Molly said...

So sad--that fabric is out of stock. It is beautiful!

Thu Jul 12, 11:25:00 AM PDT  

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