The last month or so have been unlike a previous few.
They have been rather eventful in my otherwise boring life.
No, I’m not pregnant.
I have been doing a lot of things that I love.A whole month of traveling( will tell you about that in another looong post) and Reading( I’m sure the many book reviews Ive been posting are testimony to that) .And have also been doing some writing for an online news magazine that keeps me busy all day.
Also got the news that we may be posted out of Goa to my hometown Kochi, soon.I’m still trying to decide if I’m disappointed or happy. I’m certainly not doing an impromptu tap dance . I love Goa. I have so many happy memories. Its where M and I made our first home. I love my life here.Kochi is not too bad. I have my parents living there which means I will have a lot more time to myself. But after living in the quiet happiness of a place like Goa, even the thought of the crazy roads and noise of Kochi(I’m making it sound like a bustling metropolis- which its NOT) gives me a headache.
Anyway I do have a few more months in Goa…so I’m not going to do too much thinking. What I will do is share this lovely gem of a recipe that I found on Aparna’s blog. .
( 8 muffins)
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar*
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup strawberries, chopped into medium sized chunks
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix the flours, sugar, baking powder and salt lightly. Add the strawberries to the flour mixture and mix until the strawberries are coated with the flour.
In another bowl, lightly beat the egg, vanilla extract, milk and oil together. Add this to the strawberry-flour mixture and very gently mix together, in a folding motion, about 4 or 5 times.
Do not over stir. It is OK if the batter is lumpy slightly floury. Grease your muffin tins/ cups and divide the batter equally between them, so that each one is about 2/3rds full.
Bake at 190C for about 25 minutes till the muffins are done and lightly golden brown on top. Cool for 10 minutes, unmould them and cool completely on a rack.