Having teenage sons does need a lot of cooking & baking. It seems that they are forever hungry! Every time , the first thing that they'll say to me was " Anything to eat ?" I was wondering , am I some sort of walking pantry to them! The best part was, they love to hang out in my kitchen and spending most of the time eating while watching music clips. It's driving me nuts, so this time I've asked them to help me make some muffins. They have chosen to make this recipe chocolate, banana and hazelnut muffins. Well, it's their favorite muffins and also because the bananas were spotty. I like to use spotty bananas to bakes or cook them. I don't like to waste food so why not make the most of it by making something delicious.
They were interrupted by Mrs. Allen: "My dear Catherine,"
said she, "do take this pin out of my sleeve; I am afraid it
has torn a hole already; I shall be quite sorry if it has,
for this is a favourite gown, though it cost but nine
shillings a yard."
"That is exactly what I should have guessed
it, madam," said Mr. Tilney, looking at the muslin.
"Do you understand muslins, sir?"
"Particularly well; I always buy my own cravats,
and am allowed to be an excellent judge; and my
sister has often trusted me in the choice of a gown.
I bought one for her the other day, and it was pronounced
to be a prodigious bargain by every lady who saw it.
I gave but five shillings a yard for it, and a true
Mrs. Allen was quite struck by his genius. "Men commonly
take so little notice of those things," said she; "I can
never get Mr. Allen to know one of my gowns from another.
You must be a great comfort to your sister, sir."
Northanger Abbey - Jane Austen (1818)