A crazy quilt of May moments has built up in my photo library…

Beth's banana bread

It started with banana bread curtesy of a talented friend, initiating the quest for the perfect, perfectly quick recipe.  Yum.


It tastes best with coffee in my favorite and frequently spotted squirrel mug by the talented Bernadette Curran.  A good start to the day, I had to make more.  Banana bread that is, not squirrels.

banana bread

I mushed things around and settled on this recipe, (adapted from the Julia’s Best version found on bon appetite):

  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar, light or dark
  • 2 mashed ripe bananas
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • optional: 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 350˚, butter a 9x5x3 loaf pan. Combine flour, baking soda, salt in a medium bowl with a whisk.  Add eggs, sugar, mashed bananas and oil and stir until everything is combined.  Spread into prepared pan & bake 60-70 minutes until golden. Cool completely on rack.  Enjoy.  With or without squirrel.



I really need to get to planting.

estate finds

but after the estate sale.  and these vining things, they’re taking over!

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not to mention this other matter…

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am I caught up yet?  whew, not really…

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