Tuesday, November 12, 2013

warm and woolly

Handknits in action! Erik has been a model of sartorial splendor when it comes to cozy knitwear.
out for an autumn stroll in his owlie hat and zig zag pram blanket

 enjoying brunch in his bitty cabled cardigan

 watching football in his bitty cabled cardigan

 looking a wee bit grumpy in his tiny trees baby vest

sporting his crochet earflap hat


Amazingly I've actually done a few things in the kitchen in the past couple of weeks. These banana chocolate chip muffins were a big hit.

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

makes 12 muffins

1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
3 large ripe bananas (about 3 cups mashed)
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of cardamom
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup chocolate chips (or substitute chopped nuts or raisins or any combination thereof)

- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Oil or spray a muffin tin or use paper liners.

- In a large bowl, with an electric mixer or by hand, beat the oil, sugar, eggs, and mashed bananas well until blended. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cardamom. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients – be careful not to overmix. Fold in the vanilla and, if using, the chocolate chips, raisins, and/or nuts.

- Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin tins and bake for 20 minutes, until a knife inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool muffins on a baking rack.

adapted from the Moosewood Restaurant Book of Desserts


Anonymous said...

Yay to all of this! Such sweetness.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE reading your blog and am thrilled to see pictures of your son wearing the yarny goodies you made for him.

Tracy Altieri said...

Best dressed young man in Chicago!

Nancy Jorden said...

I love your blog and I love the yarn. Thanks for sharing.

Rebekka said...

I REALLY love that crochet earflap hat. Looks so cozy and perfect!

rebekka said...

I love the crochet earflap hat! So cute and cozy!

Bisky mom said...

You have an adorable model for some beautiful hand knits! You all look very happy!!!!

Caffeine Girl said...

So, so precious!

Samantha said...

The photo of you and Erik at brunch warmed my heart. So sweet!

Rue said...

Jodi, those are all fantastic pics but I especially love the one of you and Erik. I'm glad to see you're all doing well!

Debbie B. said...

What a great feeling to see your finished work, baby and knitted items together.