The weather this week has been pretty awful, with rain and wind nearly every day. Monday, however, was a nice and sunny day. I was working at home, and was visited by all three of our visiting cats.
Misse grå sniffs the flowers
Misse Moj wants a gin and tonic
On Friday evening, the Pilates studio I go to had a 10th birthday celebration reception, with glasses of champagne and nibbles. Karl and I then went for dinner at Monsoon Poon. The menu is a rather eclectic mix of all things eastern, with Thai food rubbing shoulders with Vietnamese and Indonesian. We shared some Vietnamese spring rolls that came with a tangy lime and coriander dip, and then I had a Vietnamese beef dish that was full of flavour and fresh tastes. It is an extremely busy place, so be prepared to wait for a table.
Today the sun is shining again, and I have just made some lemon, raspberry and white chocolate chip muffins. No doubt they won’t last long…here is the recipe in any case.
Preheat oven to 200C and grease a muffin pan. Sift 300g self-raising flour into a large bowl, stir in 2 teaspoons of grated lemon rind, 75g caster sugar, 1 egg (lightly beaten), 60g of melted butter 250ml milk. Add 200g frozen (or fresh in season obviously) and a couple of handfuls of white chocolate chips and mix through. Spoon the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for around 25 minutes (20 minutes in a fan assisted oven – or mine at least).
The finished muffin pictured to the right