Thursday, June 30, 2022

Easing open the door to the Christmas kitchen


 Yes, ever so gingerly, I am easing open the door to the Christmas kitchen again this July.   The coffee's on, the doughnuts are freshly made, and I'm hoping to have something fun and festive to share here every day in July.  See you tomorrow!

Thursday, June 23, 2022

June muffin recipe: Blueberry Gingerbread Streusel Muffins


 As regular readers here will remember, in my quest for a new muffin recipe to use for kitchen gifts, I've been trying a muffin recipe each month.  Well, perhaps trying is a bit of a stretch.  I had been trying these muffin recipes up until May, when I suddenly found myself in a time crunch and a stretch of hot weather.  So I chose a muffin recipe but haven't tried it out yet.

Now it seems the same thing may happen in June, and I've got to get busy on my Christmas in July posts too.  So I thought I would share the recipe I've selected for June.  If I get time to bake, I'll make either recipe and report on my findings.

June's muffin recipe is Blueberry Gingerbread Streusel Muffins, by Tracey at The Kitchen is My Playground.  I have seen old New England gingerbread recipes using fresh blueberries, so really -- why not put blueberries in gingerbread muffins?  Frozen blueberries should work fine.  And the streusel topping would be the gilding of the lily that would make them special enough to give as a gift.

I'm going to be trying these soon, and will let you know how they turn out!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

A sale at my Etsy shop!


 Just popping in with a special announcement!  I'm running a sale at my Etsy shop, A New Hampshire Attic, now through June 30.  Everything in the shop is 25% off, including the ever-popular vintage Christmas category of listings.

Why not head on over and browse?  At the very least you will find yourself with some inspiration for Christmas in July!