she whispers

In recipes, things pondered on 12/03/2009 at 8:00 am

As Autumn’s flush fades to grey Winter, we relish each hour of her company. 

Breath swirls and cheeks blush against the brisk air. 

Each day, we play at the feet of our gallant oak as he discards his finery, unfurling a brittle blanket that we harvest in piles and pails for weeks on end. 

And as I reflect on finding love, wedding, and giving birth against the brilliant canvas of Autumns past, I am warmed.

She is my favorite season.

She whispers grace to me.

Apple Pumpkin Spice Muffins
1 cup egg whites
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups canned unsweetened pumpkin
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves 

Preheat oven to 375.
In large bowl whisk together egg whites, applesauce, granulated sugar, brown sugar and pumpkin. Sift or stir together  flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Gently fold dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture; do not overwork. Spoon into muffin cups or greased muffin pan. Bake until firm to the touch and lightly browned (20 to 25 minutes). Makes 20.



 “Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. “
Albert Camus


  1. I absolutely LOVE spiced cookies, cakes and muffins!! I will try this recepie! : )

  2. Lovely photos and quote by Camus, one of my favourite authors. I also think I might try your recipe when I get a moment. Thanks!

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