Sunday, October 2, 2011


Two peachy breakfasts

DSC_1278My husband passionately tells me the best peaches in the US is  Drrrrr, Drum roll please.  It’s from Hurricane, Utah!  Located about 20 miles east of St.George, on the way to Zion National Park. There is an LDS church owned peach farm in this small community that produces big, mouth watering peaches. Since I’m not familiar with famous Georgia peaches, I have doubts but I can not dismiss his statement. HIs peach standard is high, it is really hard to please my husband with Costco peaches. I know you love Hurricane holy peaches, but look! It came in special individual compartmentalize package. Isn’t it neat?

Peaches pair well with many dishes. My favorite peach chutney is good with either pork or chicken. The last two Saturdays he made great breakfasts with peaches, finally sensing my aura signal of Honey, peaches are going baaad! Do something. Wait, did I just say that to him out loud?  Peach in muffins sound not so appealing to me but the recipe he got from was surprisingly delicious. His crepe is also good and it’s our family’s frequently requested breakfast menu.

Ingredients for peach muffin  makes 16 muffins

  • 3 cups all –purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups granulated sugar-he used less than that
  • 2 cups peeled, pitted, and chopped peaches*DSC_1247
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Lightly grease 16 muffin cups.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.DSC_1256
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the the oil, eggs and sugar. DSC_1258
  4. Stir the oil mixture into the flour mixture just until moist.
  5. Fold in the peaches. then spoon into the prepared muffin cups.DSC_1265DSC_1267DSC_1268
  6. Bake 25 minutes in the oven, until a tooth pick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before turning out onto wire racks to cool completely.DSC_1290

* Make an X on the bottom of each peach with knife then plunge into boiling water for 30 seconds then immediately plunge into ice cold water for 30 seconds for easy removal of skin.

Ingredients for crepe- He eyeballs it and does not  measure. Please add or subtract to your taste. Make about 20 crepes.DSC_1418

  • 1 and 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cube salted butter, melted. If using unsalted butter add 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • 1 and 1/2 cup flour

Put everything in a blender.DSC_1417 Blend at high speed until well combined. Heat non-stick 10 inch skillet over medium high. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter then tilt pan to thinly coat entire bottom of skillet. Bake until the edges dry out and bottom change color to light brown. Turn over and cook another 30 seconds or so.  Turn out on a plate until ready to eat. Serve with your favorite fruits, chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Wow! that was easy, only 19 more to go.DSC_1415DSC_1424DSC_1439DSC_1441DSC_1442

Below are more pictures they took in Japan. A few samples of ‘Lost in Translation’


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Do toilets really need this many buttons and instructions?

P1010935Hmmm. The corn in our garden looks nothing like this…

P1020236Radio controlled tissue box

P1020277Not sure I want to do this

P1020350Really? It takes that many Japanese symbols to say “Up”?

P1020504Careful. Those are absolutely not to be eaten.

P1020530P1020573Now that we know where the ground is maybe we can find us as well.

P1020595At least this shop admits it…

P1020657Some things are the same in any language.

P1020661Not sure what a commutation ticket is but you can get it here if you need your sentence reduced…

And, finally, 2 different ways your shower cap can help you…



  1. The muffins and crepes turned out really good. Someday we'll have to try them with Hurricane peaches.

  2. Peaches are still great this time of year! The muffins look like a tasty way to start the morning and who does not like fresh fruit with pancakes. Breakfast in style, your pictures are amazing!

  3. Masayuki, Thank you your comment. Thank you for washing dishes too. We should visit Hurricane to get some peaches.

  4. Tina, Thank you for your comment. I spent some time reading your blog. You're talented chef and enjoyed your blog very much.

  5. I wish I had some of those peaches, even if they aren't holy. :)

  6. Your peach muffins would be perfect with my cup of tea. I wish I had one right now!

  7. Now that muffin for breakfast can kick start my morning and the crepe looks lovely too!

  8. Mariko, It was good muffins. I'm so blessed to have a husband who cooks so well.

    Mother Rimmy, Thank your for your comment. You're so nice.

    Kankana, Thank you for your kind comment.