Friday, January 13, 2017


With freezing rain and ice coming this weekend,  it
seemed like a good time to bake some muffins.

The lavender shawl on the back right
 of the sofa was handwoven for me
 from my daughter in law as a Christmas
 gift.  She has a loom and is enjoying 
learning to make things.

As you can see, I set us a table up by the window which overlooks the back yard so we can enjoy the view.  We have been told it will be raining later and then turn into what
 they call here an "ice storm". This is new to me so we shall see but I can tell you
the market was absolutely crazy as
 people were stocking up on food.

I got some raspberries when I was at the market that were perfect for the muffins.
  Here is the recipe below - first turn
 your oven on at 375 degrees and
grease a large sized muffin tin that holds
 12.  I sprayed with cooking spray and did not use the papers and they came out fine.

Ingredients:  2 cups regular flour,
1/2 cup sugar, 2 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 
16 oz lemon yogurt, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 3 eggs,
 grated lemon rind from 1 lemon, 
16 oz pkg of fresh raspberries and
additional 2 Tb flour to coat 

Crumble topping ingredients: 2 Tb flour, 
3 Tb sugar
and 1 Tb chopped butter

This recipe originally came from at 2003 
Southern Living Magazine.  Mix all the dry ingredients,
oil and lemon rind and add eggs.  Now, 
stir in the yogurt.  In a small bowl, 
coat the raspberries (chopped half) with 2 Tb of flour
 and then stir them into the batter.  Put spoonfuls in
the muffin tin filling 2/3 full or slightly more.  The
 crumble mix goes on top and this should be about 12 muffins.
Bake 20-25 minutes (mine took 22 min)


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I'd happily sit with you at your darling table, and shar a yummy lemon raspberry muffins and a cup of tea, Bernideen! I love the pretty dish that you muffins are nesting in. Is that one of your new purchases? Thank you for hosting, and I hope the ice stays away.

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your tea by the window today. The china is exquisite and oh that teapot is a beauty! I haven't done my post yet and am running behind. Hopefully I will get it done in time to link up. Your raspberry muffins look amazing too. Thank you for hosting! Karen

Jean | said...

Bernideen, unfortunately my photos with the teacup in it didn't turn out so well; I wanted to show the trio. But here's the toast, something my English grandmother loved to have with a cup of tea at least twice a day; I never allow myself to have it more than once a day!

Jean | said...

I hit send before I added that you said the two magic words here: lemon and raspberry. Yes, please!

Margie said...

What a cozy spot for tea! I especially like how it overlooks your garden. Thank you for hosting and stay safe!

NanaDiana said...

I would love to sit at that cute little table with you and sip and eat one of those delicious muffins. They look SOOO good, Bernideen! You do such a nice job making tea time special.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend- xo Diana

The Charm of Home said...

Southern Living recipes are the best! These muffins look amazing Bernideen! Thanks for hosting!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I am so glad to get to join in your party today

Kim said...

What a beautiful and peaceful room; the view of the back garden is lovely. Those muffins sound delicious, perfect for a tea party on a cold and icy Winter's day.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh poo, I missed the party! I would have been there in a flash had I known you were serving raspberry muffins! :) Is that the compote you bought in Lexingon? It looks beautiful! Does your pillow have a smiley face on it? It looks like it. I see your pretty jonquils in the small pitcher, pretty! Maybe I'll see you two tomorrow at Church?

Sonia said...

Your tea table cozies up your sunroom so beautifully. Love your view! Those muffins look delicious this morning. We have ice here too and it's so cold! Stay safe and warm.

Marilyn Miller said...

What a perfect place to sit and have tea on a stormy day. Ice storms are no fun at all, so good luck. The muffins sound delicious. I made blueberry muffins to have with tea during our recent snow storm. I loved having the special treat as we were stuck indoors.

Antiques And Teacups said...

Hi Bernideen. Nice to be inside today for tea! The muffins look delicious but I'd change to blueberries, not being a raspberry fan. Love your pretty room and wonderful view! Thanks so much for hosting and have a lovely week! Bet the Narcissus smell wonderful too!

Jean | said...

Bernideen, was just on Twitter, followed a link to 100 Best Tea Blogs, and found you! Congratulations!

Mrs.T said...

What a wonderful tea table, and the muffins sound delicious! Love the lavender woven throw. We have had ice here too. I detest it. Makes it hard to get about. Thanks for hosting!

Donna Heber said...

Oh your raspberry lemon muffins look delicious! Such a relaxing tea table you have set up.

janice15 said...

Love the table by the windows a lovely place to have so e tea with a sweet dear friend... I jus finished my raspberries this morning so I will have to pick up some more and give this recipe a try.. thank you for sharing such a lovely tea, with love Janice

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Your home is lovely. You have a lot of pretty things, and have them displayed so well they don't look cluttered! The lavender shawl is beautiful!

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