Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Writing Kind of Day

Sometimes it just happens that nature's beauty evokes a writing kind of day
Early Morning At The Lake

Streaks of light
cast shadows
across the ground.

Dew drops
glisten like
diamond studs.

Calm, still waters
reflect mirrored images
towering pines and stately birch.

Croaking bullfrogs
chattering birds
buzzing flies
interrupt the solitude
to announce
the start
of a
brand new day.
and if per chance you happen to experience a beautiful morning on a summer day and have the time- treat yourself to some yummy blueberry coffeecake and a good cup of coffee!
Blueberry Oatmeal Coffee Cake
  • 1-1/3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup quick -cooking oats
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 TB. cinnamon
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries or frozen
In a large bowl combine the flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl beat egg, milk, oil and sour cream. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Toss blueberries with 1 TB. of flour and fold into the mixture. Pour into a 9 inch round baking pan sprayed with PAM.

Streusel Topping
  • 1/3 cup quick cooking oats
  • 3 TB. flour
  • 4 TB. brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 crushed almonds
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
Use a mixer on low speed crumble the topping mixture. Sprinkle over the batter and bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes
If using frozen blueberries do not thaw before adding to batter

*recipe adapted from magazine:Taste of Home/ breakfast and brunch section-Lori Buenger

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