strawberry loaf!

hello all! it has been SO LONG since I last posted, but this time i pinky promise to never leave like that again…lol mom life had me tied down until recently. as of a few nights ago, my daughter is officially sleeping all the way through the night in her own bedroom and taking two perfectly long naps during the day. HOW COULD I BE SO LUCKY?! my life has changed completely and suddenly I have time again! Time to do me – to bake, read, paint, nap, whatever! Hopefully I don’t jinx it…and I know it wont always be like this, but whatever, let me celebrate 😛

ANYWAY. this past weekend a bunch of my friends and our family’s got together to go strawberry picking at bella’s organic farm on sauvies island. when i pick berries, i get in the zone and then end up with too many berries. enter, strawberry loaf. this recipe will put one whole cup of (sliced) strawberries to use and is seriously SUPER easy to make. you pretty much just put everything together and stir. what you end up with is a moist, fruity cake with a cracked, almost crunchy crust. it is seriously amazing. my husband and i ate an entire loaf today. no shame.

strawberry loaf

WHAT YOU NEED

  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tsp finishing sugar (optional)

preheat oven to 350. grease one 9×5 loaf pan.

slice strawberries and place in medium bowl. sprinkle 1 tbs sugar (from 1 cup) over the strawberries. set aside.

in another bowl combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda. add oil and eggs to strawberries, then fold in flour mixture. stir until just combined. pour the mixture into your greased pan. sprinkle finishing sugar on top of loaf if you want to,

bake for 45 min

cool on wire rack

ENJOY!

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yam fritatta

What you need

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  • 1/2 cup diced yams
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 tbs goat cheese
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper

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