Archive for October, 2010

Back in February I published a long-time favourite Bran Muffin Recipe. Called it the best ever. And it is yummy.

But now I’ve found another recipe, modified it to suit, and I have to say I prefer it.  Without further ado – and without a photo, since I am in such a hurry to  share, here is the recipe I’m currently addicted to.

This recipe makes 12 muffins. They freeze very well so I recommend doubling it, and I’ve provided the measurements to make it easy for you.

Spicy Zucchini Bran Muffins

 INGREDIENTS                                                      DOUBLE IT!

  • 2 cups                   grated zucchini                                 4 cups
  • 2                             eggs                                                        4 eggs
  • 2                             teaspoon grated ginger                  4 tsp
  • 2                             teaspoon grated lemon zest         4 tsp
  • 1 cup                      sugar                                                     2 cups
  • ½ cup                   extra light olive oil                          1 cup
  • 2 cup                     bran cereals                                       4 cups
  • 1  cup                     raisins                                                  2 cups
  • 1 cup                      whole-wheat flour                          2 cups
  • 2  teaspoon        cinnamon                                            4 tsp
  • 1  teaspoon         baking soda                                       2 tsp
  • 1/2 teaspoon     baking powder                                 1 tsp
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray


  1. Heat oven to 350°. Combine zucchini, egg, ginger, zest, sugar and oil in a bowl; mix well. Slowly stir in cereal, raisins, flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder, stirring until flour is just incorporated. Coat a muffin pan with cooking spray or use paper liners. Fill muffin trays. Bake until muffins spring back to the touch and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in center, 30 to 35 minutes.

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Having a little smackerel of wine at Mission Hill

Thanks to everybody who supported our fundraising efforts for this event.

Cottager and I raised just a smidge under $700 for this very worthwhile cause.

We met some very nice and even inspirational people.

The weather was – unfortunately – quite miserable for September in Kelowna.  You really have to feel for the organizers when they put so much into it and the rain won’t quit. 

This is a fun event, and if you are wondering if you could or should do it – well the answer is absolutely! See you there next year in fact!

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