I'm talking SPRING! ...we are having UNUSUALLY warm weather here in Southwestern Ontario and since I work for a natural gas company I should be wishing for cold weather, but sorry UG, I am NOT! I'm really enjoying this mild winter we've been having and in no way has it made me lose my lust for SPRING. BRING IT ON! And if you bring it in March instead of late May, I'll take it without a single complaint!
This week Emily's AJ Monday theme was spring and with the great weather this weekend I was inspired to play.
This one was drawn with pencils, overdrawn with markers and painted with watercolours and Derwent inktense. While I was busy drawing and painting I was also baking. Now there is something you should know about me...I DON'T BAKE...I LOVE TO COOK (insert foodie) but I don't have much of a sweet tooth and baking has never been something that interested me.
However the last couple weekends my new Looneyspoons Collection cookbook has inspired me a bit. Last weekend I made a lemon poppyseed loaf and yesterday I made banana blueberry muffins. But it gets better! The poppyseed bread called for the usual flour, sugar, baking power, baking soda, etc...and so did the muffins. However yesterday when I was making the muffins I accidentally grabbed corn starch instead of baking powder. They are both yellow boxes,so easy mistake! And I would have made that mistake if it were not that I made dish mid week that used corn starch. So when I realized the mistaken box I had a lightbulb moment. Last Sunday when I made the poppyseed bread I realized I DID use cornstarch in place of the baking soda! Guess what...no one knew!
Now that I know the difference between corn starch and baking soda next week I might try making something in the bundt pan I got for a wedding shower gift 24 years ago that has never been used! Stay tuned!