Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tea on Tuesday

I was very happy last week to find that Earl Grey Green Tea was once again on the shelf at the grocery store. I prefer the taste of green tea over regular and don't feel the need to use any type of sweetener when I drink it.

To go along with my tea, I baked up a little something that was in the healthy section of my new muffin cookbook.

Lemon Polenta Muffins

Juice 4 lemons and finely grate the rinds Add 3 TBS of low fat natural yogurt to the juice and grated rinds so that it makes up 9 oz.

Mix together 6 oz of plain white flour, 1 TBS baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 10 oz polenta and 4 oz caster sugar

In a separate bowl, lightly beat two eggs with 6 TBS canola oil, stir in your lemon juice and yogurt mixture, then add to the dry ingredients and stir gently until just combined. Spoon into a greased muffin pan (or use cupcake liners) and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes until well risen, golden brown and firm to the touch.

I just finished up the last of the muffins yesterday. They were tasty and kept well at room temperature.

That little pinprick in the sky is the sun. Yep! The dust is back. Zack was supposed to have his last baseball practice this afternoon but we decided to skip it. The wind is really picking up out there right now.

I think I will join Jingles and turn in early tonight.

Hope all is well in your corner of the world. Friendship blessings, Tammy

17 comments:

Heather said...

Your muffins sound really good; looks like a fun cookbook. The sandstorms you get are amazing. Jingles looks comfy cozy. :-)

Diane said...

Oh, yuck!!! I hope the dust storm isn't as bad as your last one. Your muffins look and sound yummy, nothing like a new muffin book to inspire. That cat! She's so cute. I saw a book at SA today titled, It's This Way, Cat. It made me laugh. I know that it's THEIR way, always. Have a great day. Diane

Jan said...

My ancestry is English. You would think I'd drink tea from morning till night. But, alas, I'm a coffee girl. Guess the 'tea gene' wasn't passed down to me?!?!?

Muffins. Yummy.

Jingles. Sleepy girl.

Hope the sun shines on you soon....can't say I blame you for cancelling the practices. Ech

Have a sweet day my friend,
Jan

Marilyn said...

Your muffins sound very good!! I'm not much of a tea drinker as I prefer coffee myself....
We had 70+ temps yesterday but today back into the low 50's.
Have a Wonderful Day!!
Marilyn

Linda said...

Jingles is just the sweetest looking cat. :) I love tea, but am not so fond of green tea. I just haven't gotten accustomed to the taste. I don't normally add sweetener with my tea either. Hope that dust moves out.

val said...

I can't imagine that much dust....hopefully it won't stay long. Jingles looks so content :-)

A Vintage Chic said...

Oh, that dust! So sorry you have to deal with that, Tammy!

Love the look of those muffins--thanks for the recipe, my friend!

Hope you're having a wonderful rest--so crazy that my daytime is your bedtime!

Julie

Pam said...

The muffins sound yummy and with tea. Nice combo. Wow that's alot of dust. Must make breathing difficult.

koralee said...

Muffins and tea...perfect in every way..only one way it can get better is with a nap.

Hugs my friend. xoxo

rosarod said...

Hi Tammy, perfect combination, tea and muffins! have plenty to vary the alternatives in terms of muffing in your book, that combination sounds delicious, lemon baked in any form is a yes, Rose Marie

Susan said...

Awwwww, Tammy. Little heartthrob Jingles looks SOOOOO peaceful. Tea and muffins sound good, too. Susan

Kimmie said...

Your Earl grey green tea sounds really good ... I will have to loom for that! Green tea is my dad's favorite and Earl grey is my husband's .... A happy medium I would say! Your dusty sky is very eerie. It makes me think of what it's like in southern California when the wildfires are burning .... Hope you get some blue sky again soon!

Kimmie said...

Look for that ... Not loom for that .... I hate spell check

Serena said...

i love green tea...actually i love most teas. those muffins look so yummy and they sound quite tasty too. i LOVE a lemon flavours!

OH NO on the dust storm...you haven't long cleaned up after the last one. :(

i hope you enjoyed your early night, tammy.

love and hugs,
serena xo

Doni said...
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Doni said...

Your muffin and tea look yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe. And little Jingle looks so sweet! :)

Maaike said...

Thank you Tammy for your lovely comment on creJJtion! And this tea looks delicious and relaxing...
Love, Maaike

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