I dreamt of that house,
as always this time of year.
Perhaps the fragrant decaying leaves
and crisp air reminds me of rotting crab apples,
like the ones shaken from that tree out back.

I dreamt of that house
in its days of glory.
When the front porch with ivy seats
was so crowded, I sat atop the railing
tiny, muddy feet dangling.  

I dreamt of that house
before the white paint peeled back
revealing a generation past.
The ivy choked the gutters,
seats sitting in solitude.

I know my dream was dreamt,
I was tossing crab apples,
that’s how I know.

They cut it down, that tree.

                  - - -


Mid-Review is over!
I can sleep. 
I did.  Into the afternoon.  It was glorious.
Now for breakfast.  Or brunch … ?
No cereal?! AND no peanut butter?!
I have one really rotten banana … and I have time.
Here is a small batch of brunch muffins.
It has the delicious combination of banana and honey,


Honey Banana Muffins

(makes about 4 muffins)

1 banana
½ cup flour
¼ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons milk
4 tablespoons honey
4 tablespoons brown sugar
coconut or walnuts (for topping)

what TO DO

in a small bowl …
peel and mash banana

in another small bowl …
sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon

in a large bowl …
melt butter
add honey, stir well
(keep stirring, it really does mix)
add milk, stir more
add the dry ingredients and mashed banana (in 3 parts, alternating)
note: mix thoroughly but do not over mix
(this is a tiny recipe so you should get approximately 4 muffins)

butter a cupcake pan
spoon batter about ¾ full
sprinkle tops with brown sugar
sprinkle tops with coconut, walnuts, or drizzle on some more honey

preheat oven 350 F
bake for 15-20 mins.
make some hot coffee (or tea)
enjoy on a lazy morning

- Coco 

Leave a Reply.