Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Summer Storms, Recipe & Winners

Stormy morning...this is what my house looked like at 8:30 am

We got 5 inches an hour I think. leaks everywhere and a tornado nearby too. we are supposed to get another round in a hour. I am starting to feel water logged! I was running around the house with  towels this morning mopping up leaks! The pictures show how dark it was I hope. My little beast kept asking me if it was still nighttime when he woke up. He now has a storm anxiety obsession cause the past 3 years we have been it harder than ever with late summer storms and Hurricanes.

On to real business...I have adapted a recipe for a lighter Zucchini Banana muffin (below), a new yarn for a new baby booty that will be up on Etsy and a new beading project. It's a Mala (a meditation tool) and its the first one I have ever made myself  and I love the process. The colors hear I have Moon Stone, Chrysocolla  and Agate from here
We also have a winners for the giveaway..Adrienne and Cindy thanks so much for visiting and commenting. Email me your info and I will get your goodies right out to you! Let  me know what your plans are for the fabric too!

Zucchini Banana Muffin
  • 1 medium sized zucchini about a cup,cup in a half shredded
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup sugar divided
  • 1/2cup butter softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg... I use freshly grated
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup Greek non fat yogurt...I use Fage 
Combine shredded zucchini, mashed banana and 1/2 cup sugar and set aside. Beat butter,sugar, and vanilla together until well blended on medium speed. Add zucchini/banana mixture and beat well. Whisk together dry ingredients. Add alternately with yogurt, mix after each addition. Place into muffin cups ( I sometimes make it in a small cake pan too). Bake at 350 for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. You can frost these or even add some chocolate chips. I usually use a cream cheese frosting. These are a bit lighter and not as dense as regular zucchini muffins.

Try the recipe and let me know what you think?? We have a busy week this week. Birthdays and some off to school over seas. I fill you in on the next post...I'll be typing all day and I want to get off before te next round of storms hit!

Peace & Love


  1. YAY!!! I am so happy I won! :) And I'm so sorry about all the rain and the leaks....when we get big down pours we have leaks too...VERY frustrating!! And thank you for the recipe. I have lots of zucchini that I was wondering what to do with. I will definitely give this recipe a try. And thank you so much for the giveaway!!

  2. I am actually going to try this recipe out!!! Looks yummy!!! Can't wait to see your completed Mala!! LOVE the guru stone you went with!