26 September 2010

My Heart, Bircher Museli and Blueberry Muffins...


There are two thing I feel compelled to try whenever I see them, 
Blueberry Muffins and Bircher Museli. 
It does not matter where I am 
or what time of day it is. 
I must try! 


You can imagine my delight when this little beauty appeared in front of me.
I was introducing a friend to my favourite cafe on Pimlico Road in London.
One look at the menu and I knew what I was going to order.


Are you thinking what I am thinking?


Works of art and every bit just delicious.
I am keen to try a little apple carvery myself.
The red apple has me mystified!

I can never leave this store without a wander and a purchase or two.





I keep their Grapefruit Leaf candle on the kitchen windowsill.
The fresh scent is perfect when you need to spend a bit of time in the kitchen.


Gernaium and Neroli hand wash makes cleaning up that much more enjoyable.

As for Blueberry Muffins..
well I am still in search of the perfect one.
Nothing beats the ones I used to have as a child.
I heart Jordan Marsh and wish it would return.
They had the perfect blueberry muffin
with that nice sugary, crunchy top.


In fact, I am still looking for the perfect blueberry muffin recipe.
Recommendations would be most appreciated!!

Now for a little Bircher Museli loving...
Graham Kerr who makes it just the way I like it!

20 comments:

  1. What a yummy blog post! Now I want Muesli with fancy apples! And a couple macchiatos on the side! But I'll be satisfied with my Breakfast Risotto cooked overnight in the crock pot - cinnamon apple yumminess! Didn't we meet over Saturday breakfast last week? I could get use to this!

    You might like Lyanda Haupts Blueberry Streusel Muffin Recipe. She's a lovely woman and and a wonderful writer who lives not too far from me here in West Seattle. She has a fun little blog too...
    enjoy!
    http://thetanglednest.com/2010/08/yummy-and-almost-healthy-blueberry-muffins/

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  2. Hi Maurie,

    I was thinking the same thing...yes we did meet over breakfast last week whilst reading Mrs. Moneypenny :)
    I could get use to this too!
    Thanks so much for this recipe link...I am off to explore! Best wishes...

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  3. I had to laugh...I am always on the search for the perfect 'something'. before I find it, I am on to something else.

    Sorry to say, Muesli has never been on my list, but seeing a picture of it may have changed my mind, and the apples look delicious!

    The shop in the restaurant looks like loads of fun! :-)

    xoxo
    Jane

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  4. Jane....I hear you, don't even get me started on chocolate !

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  5. It looks so good! And I love the way that market looks!

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  6. Being Swiss..., I grew up with Bircher Muesli -love it!!!!

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  7. This shop/cafe looks so inviting...love the arty arrangement of the apples.
    I'd never be able to leave empty handed...these images of their wares tempt me.
    Graham Kerr had a cooking show here in Canada for years and we watched him regularly!

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  8. MMM you have made me hungry ... gorgeous images of muffins .. I have tagged you over at mine with a fashion post I though you may enjoy it xx

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  9. Daylesford is just Heaven on Earth.. although I have been to the one in the countryside rather than the one in London. And as for Bircher Museli - my absolute favourite Jeanne... x

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  10. What a beautiful store! Lots of lovely and yummy items.
    YOur photography is divine.
    Such a fun visit... now I need to learn how to do that sliced apple magic!
    Yvonne

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  11. Great post, I would spend all day in that shop just wandering around looking at all the beautiful produce.

    Graham Kerr!!!! Is he still around?
    I remember his shows over here when I was a young mum. Now that's going back a bit. LOL

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  12. Blueberry muffins are the best. Well, everything blueberry is wonderful to me....

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  13. That bread looks so crunchy delicious I could crawl thru the Internet and dive in. (Did I tell you I have a weakness for bread *sigh* Most normal people love chocolate; not I, pass the bread.!) And those farm fresh eggs...ah, for the good ole days...prior to the Egg-gate we're having here *frowns*...about those blueberry muffins, If I remember correctly, Marguerite at Cajun Delights posted her grandmother's recipe about a week ago. Looked yummy!

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  14. I was also impressed with the apples. The best museli I ever had was on the ferry crossing the English Channel. Your photos of the lovely shop, make me want to take a little trip to London. It has been way too long.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  15. Looks delicious Jeanne
    and the whole store oozes health and yumminess!!! This post is killing me though as I'm no longer allowed grains.. nuts I know!!...[actually nuts yes!!]

    Have a lovely week.. I'll be dreaming of blueberry muffins... maybe just one!! haha.. xxx Julie

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  16. I have to thank my Facebook Friend, Laurie for this recipe. I added this post to my Facebook page and she kindly responded with this...

    Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins
    6 Tbsp butter
    1 1/4 cups sugar
    2 eggs
    2 cups flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 cup milk
    1 pint washed blueberries
    1/2 tsp. salt
    Topping: 2 Tbsp sugar mixed w/ cinnamon.
    Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Sift flour, salt and baking powder together and add alternately w/ milk. Remove 1/2 cup of the berries. Dry remaining berries well with paper towels. Crush the 1/2 cup of blueberries w/ a fork and mix into batter by hand. Add remaining blueberries and mix gently. Grease or put paper cups in each muffin well. Fill 7/8 full. Sprinkle with sugar/cinnamon mixture. Bake @ 375 for 30 minutes. Makes 16...enjoy!!

    (From the Sacred Heart Holy Smoke What's Cooking Cookbook, May 1973)

    Just loving this world we live in! Thanks Laurie :)

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  17. A few people have asked what happened to Graham Kerr of the 'Galloping Gourmet' fame. I discovered that he is still with us and happily cooking away and writing about his faith and wellness.

    His website...www.grahamkerr.com

    From this website...
    Graham & Treena Kerr

    Committed to Good Health, Good Taste, & Contributing to the Common Good.

    "We’ve traveled around the world 28 times over the past forty-eight years of broadcasting, writing and speaking about food. I (Graham) have cooked for Treena over 40,000 meals, 23,000 of them were what we call NECK-UP (all about taste), 18,000 have been whole body foods (good health and good taste.) What we’ve done and still want to do . . . is what this site all about. We will never give up looking for better ways to eat and to live our lives and share with you. Graham and Treena"

    September 26, 2010 12:16 PM

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  18. What a heavenly store that looks!! A grapefruit candle sounds divine.... Good luck with the muffin recipe...

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  19. These looks so delicious! It is mouth watering,Got to have one of those muffins!

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  20. I always judge a hotel by their Bircher muesli Jeanne!
    Millie ^_^

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