…then I don’t ever want to be right.
Seriously, is there some crazy side effect that comes from overdosing on that weirdo white carrot hybrid? Part of me thinks I should research it, in case there IS (seeing as I eat about 6 parsnips a day), but then if I found out something negative…well, I don’t know what I’d do. Be very sad I suppose 😥
Have you ever had parsnips? They are seriously the most amazing vegetable out there!! And my love for them comes truly from the heart – I was not paid in any way by The Parsnip Company – whoever they may be – to give all the affection! An affection that is so strong, I’ve had them three times today. Once at lunch, once at dinner, and once in some muffins.
Yes, parsnip muffins! I did THIS recipe, but instead of making a cake, I made muffins, and I replaced the walnuts and raisins with dates. I’d run out of walnuts (sob), and, I don’t know, raisins irritate me in baked goods. Weird….Anyway! Look at the baking extravo:
My first time using a pestal and mortar, or whatever the correct spelling is! I needed cardamon, but only had the whole pods, so I did the grindy-grindy thang, and that’s what i was left with 🙂
These took pretty much a full hour to prep – and I didn’t even do the parsnip grating! That tedious job was left to good ol’ Vincent, who worked his Vita-magic like the trooper he is.
DONE!!! Oooh my gosh, they smelt SO good! Now I’m a self-confessed ginger hater, but these had ginger in and it totally worked 🙂
Amazingly good; probably some of the best muffins I’ve ever made – in my many, many years as a baker….- flavourful, moist, a good spice kick. One was in heaven. One would like to eat many more of these. One has found what one’s birthday cake will be made of (FYI: 27th May, I turn 21. Mark it in your calenders folks, I expect cars, holidays and free money as presents!)
Eating muffins is also a good way to balance out a vegelicious-parsniplicious lunch 😀 Before you ask – yep, I do have a stomach of steel!
Whilst I was busy making parsnip muffins, I knocked back a beer, which was moonlighting itself as maple syrup walnut coffee with Aerolatte-frothed milk:
Trying saying that fast over & over again….Impressive froth right!!?? I literally used 20ml of soya milk for that :O crazy times.
Other crazy times? My pink breakfast this morning!! Cooked oats, poured into a baking dish with BLACKBERRIES (Waitrose, reduced to clear. Joy!)
Then baked for 35mins or so, til it looked like this:
Ha, quite the eye sore right!!?? It looked a little better when I turned it out –
– and then topped it with none other than……BANANA SOFT SERVE!!!
And here come a million and one pictures of the same thing 😛
Holy cow it’s been a long time since I’ve had me some of that! And oh how I’ve missed it 🙂 But I totally deserved a speshal treat today 🙂 why why why, you say?
This morning I was up and at ’em bright and early, to go on a nice little walk/run. However, when I started running, I felt pretty good…so I kept going. And going, and going. Before I knew it, I’d done 6miles (!) and had hardly walked or stopped! My Angry Legs still were a bit sore, but mucho MUCHO reduced in soreness, even from Sunday when I last ran. And it was mainly achey calf muscles – the shins hurt for maybe a total of 5mins today!! I finished the run with a big old smile on my face – I feel like I’m getting proper real glimpses of being heeeaaaled 😀 I iced down zee legs with some frozen chips whilst my oats were cooking, and it felt sooooo lovely – just what they needed.
In fact, today has been a pretty darn good day on the whole! Good run, good baking, good food, and 2 other good things which I’m very excited about and will tell you aaaall about tomorrow 😀
Let me give you a hint though – it links to this:
I’m very excited 🙂
Tell me – do you like parsnips? What’s your favourite way to eat them?
What was the best thing to happen to you today? Or if you’re feeling negative, what was the least bad thing to happen!?
ps – We have a car-name winner!!!
Thank you everrrr so much to Fi, at Sparkling Snowflake (who oddly enough, won my give away the other week) – Meredith and I are eternally grateful 🙂