Basic Muffins

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried:October 24, 2017
Yield: 1 dozen
Time needed: 25 to 30 minutes

The great thing about muffins is that they are so quick and easy to make one can make them from scratch for breakfast. This is a very basic recipe that is fine as is or can be fancied up with innumerable variations.

Basic Muffins

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Bunna (Coffee with Egg Yolk)

Source: The Recipe of Love
Made: December 12, 2013
Yield: 1 serving
Time to make: Adds less than a minute to preparing coffee

The author describes this as “a rich and lovely treat and it’s good for you.”  I haven’t really found a noticeable change in the taste of the coffee, but certainly an egg yolk adds protein, energy and vitamins not found in coffee alone. So it’s a good way to start the day, or to give oneself a quick pick-me-up in the late afternoon.

A trick to remember, to avoid chunks of cooked yolk, is to begin by stirring a little hot liquid (no more than a tablespoon) into the yolk first.  Add more, stirring in one spoonful at a time, until it is liquidy enough to pour into the coffee.

I usually drink my coffee from a mug, but I put it in a wine glass so you could see the coffee.

Bunna (Coffee with Egg Yolk)

Coffee with Egg Yolk
1 cup coffee
1 egg yolk
3 Tbsp. boiled milk
2 tsp. sugar

Mix the egg yolk with the sugar until foamy.
Add with the boiled milk to the coffee.

Lima Bean Soup

Source: Ecological Cooking
Date tried:September 28, 2017
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed:45 minutes

Prior preparation needed:
Cook dried or frozen beans and drain reserving 2 cups of the cooking liquid for best flavour.

If you already have the beans cooked this is very quick soup to make, less than half an hour. The flavour is subtle but delightful, though some may prefer to add a little stronger seasoning. I found a bit of Worcestershire sauce an excellent addition.

Lima Bean Soup

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Golden Potato Soup

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Made: December 7, 2013
Yield: 4 servings
Time to make: 15 -20 minutes.

Prior preparation needed
Cook and mash potatoes (may use leftovers)

I expect if I had used a strongly orange-coloured cheese this soup would have lived up more to its name. But I used a fine old white cheddar for the taste.  This is basically a thin white sauce to which mashed potato and shredded cheese have been added.  It is quite bland as is and I am glad I have leftovers to try some additional seasoning.  Rosemary would be a very good addition; cayenne or chili if you want some heat. And if you don’t object to meat, some crispy, crumbled bacon or some chunks of ham. So consider this more of a soup base to be altered as your mood and pantry supplies dictate.

Golden Potato Soup

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Clam Whiffle

Source:More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried:July 16, 2017
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed:1 hour

I don’t think I have ever heard the word “whiffle” except in the title of this recipe. A little definition, courtesy Peg Bracken. accompanies the recipe: “A whiffle is a soufflé that any fool can make.” So if a soufflé has ever daunted you, here is where to begin.

Clam Whiffle

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