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Your weekend foodie fix

Food, Love and Policy By Unknown #2 on August 27, 2010
For a department meeting today, our general manager, Pam, came to the table with a tray of homemade blueberry muffins (with chocolate hiding deliciously inside). This tells me two things: First, this is a good place to work, and second, the addition of chocolate takes a muffin from fine to fabulous.

For your weekend foodie fix, I spy some blueberry muffins (but no chocolate, alas) on the pages of Smitten Kitchen, a gorgeously photographed and thoughtfully written blog. Author Deb maintains a best friend approach to her writing, and she has this to say about her baby:

"What you’ll see here is: A lot of comfort foods stepped up a bit, things like bread and birthday cakes made entirely from scratch and tutorials on everything from how to poach an egg to how to make tart doughs that don’t shrink up on you, but also a favorite side dish (zucchini and almonds) that takes less than five minutes to make.

What we’re wary of is: Excessively fussy foods and/or pretentious ingredients. We don’t do truffle oil, Himalayan pink salt at $10 per quarter-ounce or single-origin chocolate that can only be found through Posh Nosh-approved purveyors. We think food should be accessible, and are certain that you don’t need any of these things to cook fantastically."



Thanks Liz - good muffins are like good co-workers... hard to find but sweet when you find them! Posted by: Pam | August 27 at 8:42 PM

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