As promised I will first and foremost be sharing my Savoury Buckwheat and Cheese Muffin recipe. Seriously, so good. I got the recipe from this wonderful cookbook…which I now call my cooking bible.
Alrighty, so the recipe in this book is the “basic muffin” recipe, but I adapted it to fit the muffins I was making. And with this recipe you can really add anything you want, make ‘em your own! I’ll give you the original and then tell you what I did.Basic Muffins – Makes about 15 Ingredients 3 cups freshly ground spelt, kamut, or whole wheat flour 2 cups buttermilk, kefir or yogurt 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup maple syrup 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons melted butter Directions: Soak flour in buttermilk, kefir, or yogurt in a warm place for 12-24 hours. Blend in remaining ingredients. Pour into well-buttered muffin tins, filling about 3/4 full. Bake at 325 for about 30minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. *** my variation: In all honesty, I didn’t measure my spices/salt/cheese..so I am just kind of guesstimating at the moment.. sorry! I like to “wing it” quite often. oops I also forgot to add the melted butter. And sprinkled a little bit more cheese & ground pepper on top of the muffins just before placing them in the oven. Oh boy. Clearly I like to change things up a lot. Oh and I also ended up with about 22 muffins, not 15. Savoury Buckwheat Cheese Muffins Ingredients 3 cups buckwheat flour 2 cups buttermilk, kefir, or yogurt (I used yogurt) 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 tablespoon of freshly cracked pepper, thyme, and basil 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground nutmeg 2 cups grated Asiago cheese 3 tablespoons melted butter - and I just used the exact same directions as above!
Ready for the oven
All done and delicious.
As you know, Amy and I have been going for spectacular runs every morning. The views are always so gorgeous. Check out this beauty on Tuesday morning.. and yes, IT IS the morning although it’s really really dark out!
Victoria also has the most amazing coffee shops. I could literally sit there all day and be perfectly content Oh, the little things in life.. how great they are sometimes.
Since I am only taking a couple of classes, I have been enjoying the simple things too. Like reading a book without having to worry about doing “read homework reading” afterwards.
Today I also wandered around our bookstore at UVic and came across Michael Pollan’s book, Food Rules. Man, it has some great little quotes in it.
Here are a few things that I have learned during my first week in Victoria.1. Public Transit will never ever be on time.. it will always be late. 2. The majority of students at the UVic campus are hipsters. I feel as if I need to purchase a slouchy toque just to fit in. 3. Victoria is a very very active city. 4. Victoria has some of the most beautiful running trails. 5. Rain is very comforting. 6. It’s perfectly okay to never, ever wear make-up.. people will not care. 7. Bulk sections at the grocery store are completely genius and I forgot how much I missed them. 8. Everyone is extremely, annoyingly, beautifully friendly here. I kid you not. People say “thank you” to the bus driver as they are getting off. 9. Living in a warmer climate is amazing. People are wearing shorts while out for a run in January… 10. Everyone is very accepting of weird food habits. Victoria is full of gluten, dairy, wheat, etc etc etc free cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, etc. 11. I live in a city, yet within 10min (or less) of driving I can be running along the beach by the ocean or hiking up a mountain. Just Brilliant. Leave ya with a good one Happy Wednesday!