Part of my festive holidays were spent in France. We were overjoyed at being able to be with a friend who had recently moved away (from France) and he came over to spend a few days with us there too. While he was there, he took the opportunity to have lunch with his ex-collegues. They asked him if he liked his new place and why he moved away. I’ve lived all over the place so I can relate to his answers 100%.
Naturally when you move away and discover the place, there are things you’ll adore about it while other things might not be as good. Especially, you’ll miss your loved ones with whom you used to always spend your time with before.
Often when you have to move away, it’s because the place you were in before was just not the place for you. The circumstances aren’t right, your stars and planets aren’t aligned (or whatever), so you need to move away. It’s painful to move away from your loved ones but it’s a choice of either being with and them not living your own life, or moving away from them to a place that allows you to build your life the way you want it to be. It’s a matter of being able to create your own little cosmos.
A couple of weeks before going off on my festive holidays I had a ton of grapes. So I decided to use them up by making muffins. To tell you the truth, I don’t know how much grapes there were here in this recipe, but I’ll make an estimated guess when I write it out. I only know I spent a lot of time removing grape seeds. I also used some apples. Ok, the result was a tremendously fruity muffin. The proportion of fruit versus muffin dough was greater in fruit. So the muffins were very juicy, and may I even suggest, healthy.
Green Grape and Green Apple Muffins Recipe
700gr green grapes
2 green apples
2 cups flour
1 cup sour-milk
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Wash all the fruit well. Cut the grapes in half and remove the seeds – unless you don’t mind eating them. Peel and cut the apples.
Melt the butter.
Put all of the ingredients, except for half of the grapes into a large bowl. Mix with an electric blender. Once its become a more or less smooth mixture, add the rest of the grapes and mix with just a spoon.
Pour the mixture into muffin molds and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
A few days after making these muffins, I baked a cake. During that baking session I learnt a small secret of the universe. I’ll tell you about it when I post that cake.
Thank you for reading!