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Lemon Lavender Muffins 004Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 22 -24
Makes 10 medium muffins

What you need:

  • 1 2/3 Cup flour
  • ½ Cup brown sugar
  • 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large bananas mashed
  • 1/3 Cup Apple juice
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • zest of one lemon  (chopped)
  • 1/8 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup Lavender Buds

What you do:

1. Preheat oven to 375oF.
2. In a large bowl, mix together dry ingredients.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together bananas, juices, oil, vanilla extract and lavender.
4. Add the wet mixture to dry ingredients and mix until just moist.
5. Spray muffin tins, and fill ¾ full.
6. Bake for 22-24 minutes.
7. Let stand 4 minutes before turning onto a cooling rack.

Name this dish!

Thanks to Val Armstrong this breakfast dish has a name to be proud of ... this is MARVI

What you need:

  • 4 cups Muesli
  • 2 cups Apple Juice
  • 1 cup mixed nuts, seeds and dried fruits + ¼ cup for garnish
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon + sprinkle for garnish
  • Yogurt (flavor of choice) I used French Vanilla today.
  • Fresh Berries for topping.

What you do:

  1. Mix first five (5) ingredients together and cover.
  2. Refrigerate overnight.
  3. Stir mixture then spoon into parfait glasses.
  4. Top with yogurt
  5. Add fresh berries.
  6. Sprinkle with mixed nuts, seeds and dried fruits
  7. Sprinkle with cinnamon and add mint leaf.

There are many varieties of Muesli or Granola you can buy or you can make your own.

You can use any type of juice, any flavor of yogurt or any type of berries. It is very versatile. Personally I like the apple juice and cinnamon combination and there is dried apple in the mix as well.

I buy unsalted, unsweetened bags of trail mix seeds, nuts and dried fruits. It can be added to a variety of dishes, used as a garnish or eaten for a snack and gives a variety of flavors, colors, and textures to any dish.

If this is your only breakfast dish it serves 4 people. If it is one course of several it can serve up to eight.

The mix will also keep well in the fridge for a couple of days. Change the toppings and the flavor of yogurt and you can have a different breakfast dish tomorrow!

If you’ve ever been to St. John’s, Newfoundland you know it feels like you’ve set foot into a different country. Complete with their own dialect, culture and climate this city is something different from the rest of Canada. It’s truly something special!

One of the traditions in Newfoundland is to welcome their guests with a special ceremony to make them honorary Newfoundlanders … well, the video explains it better than I ever could!!

(At minute 6 that is my husband Dave really getting comfortable with the Cod!)

After two weeks of voting … we couldn’t find a winner … so we need you to vote one last time!!

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**Winner will be announced on Monday, August 24th**


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