Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Brrr - Frost On the Daffodil

It was 70 plus degrees on the prairie
And then we had the hail storm
. . . .
And tonight

A freeze is predicted to descend upon the prairie
And it was much colder outside today . . .
And I must admit that I've never weeded the garden wearing a coat before!

So tonight . . . 

A fire in the living room fireplace
to warm us up on the outside 

And a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup
And thyme, onion, chive muffins
fresh from the oven
to warm us up on the inside!

The muffins

From a cookbook that I bought ages ago
Back in my early days of growing herbs.

It's still a neat cookbook
And the muffins are really really good!


2 c. flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 t. fresh thyme or 1/4 t. dried
1/2 c. onion, finely choped
1/4 c. chives, finely chopped
1/3 c. butter, melted
1 egg
1 c. milk

Preheat oven to 375.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, thyme, onion and chives.   In a separate bowl, mix the butter, egg and milk.    Add the liquid ingredients to the dry, stirring only until the dry ingredients are moistened.    Work quickly and do not overmix.

Spoon batter into well-oiled or paper-lined muffin cups.    Bake in 375 oven for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

NOTE:   If you don’t have chives in your garden, you can buy fresh ones at the grocery store.   You could also use the freeze dried chives that the grocery store sells, just use less of them.   Their flavor is quite good, actually.

It's Friday and I'm sharing my warming bowl of soup and herbal muffins with Michael at Rattlebridge Farm for Foodie Friday.


Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

We're right there with you. A cozy fire in April! Wow.

Pondside said...

Stay warm out there in the frozen wilds of Kansas!!
I've solved the problem of not getting your posts - I deleted your link and then re-entered it. Perfect!

On Crooked Creek said...

Your muffins look YuMMy!!!
Nothing says warmth better than soup!
The fire burning in Linderhof's fireplace looks so~o~o inviting!!!
Thanks for sharing your recipe. . .the one for muffins...and the one for warding off chilly Spring nights!!!

Rattlebridge Farm said...

Your hearth is so pretty and inviting, and your soup looks heartwarming and delish; so do your muffins. Perfect food for a spring chill (it was cold yesterday in Tennessee). Have a good weekend!

Southerncook said...

I have had some difficulty accessing your blog. Have tried several times over the past week and finally was successful today. I don't know whats up with that???? Your herb muffins look delicious. While here I saw your last Sun post as well, such a lovely outdoor luncheon. The tian looked amazing. The weather has just been crazy all over the country but I think that our winter is gone and we're going to march right in to the heat of summer.