The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

This Afternoon

Hi53° Sunny

Tonight

Lo31° Increasing Clouds

Sunday

Hi47° Rain Likely

Sunday Night

Lo35° Rain then Slight Chance Showers

Monday

Hi53° Slight Chance Showers

Monday Night

Lo38° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi53° Slight Chance Showers

Tuesday Night

Lo38° Chance Showers

Wednesday

Hi53° Rain Likely

Wednesday Night

Lo38° Slight Chance Showers

Oops-a-Daisy!

Send to Kindle
Print This
dans012_1

It was a dark and stormy night....

In the overwhelming darkness - for it is always darkest before the dawn - Linda began her day in her Homefires Bakery, in the rear of Dan's Market. Breads, rolls, cookies, muffins, pies, cakes, dog biscuits: all would decorate the showcase and shelves by the time the rosy fingered dawn reached over the horizon. And it was there, by the dawn's early light, she began creating her delicious, sought-after oat bran muffins.

Gathering together the ingredients, Linda discovered the oat bran was missing. Oops-a-daisy! What now?

Necessity is said to be the mother of invention. Undaunted, Linda - not one to be discombobulated by an apparent disaster, for how can you have oat bran muffins without oat bran? - quickly substituted wheat bran and rolled oats. Too dry; must have more moisture! In went mashed banana and blueberries and a little more canola oil. Into the muffin pans and the oven, and then the wait.

They baked; they cooled, The taste test followed. A short while later, I performed my own taste test - a blind tasting, as I didn't know what this muffin was, other than delicious.

Success! As with wine, a successful blending of varieties - or in this case, ingredients - can lead to an enticing new product, perfect with a cup of hot tea or coffee, or with a glass of cold milk.

Oops-a-daisy!

With a little help from my friends John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Snoopy, an old adage, the poet Homer, Francis Scott Key and possibly, Plato.