Did reading that make your mouth water? It should! These muffins are SUPER moist, fresh, light with a crunchy topping and make for a delicious summer time morning treat! One of my favorite muffin recipes, courtesy of thedragonskitchen.com.
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I don’t know about you but I tend to get bored with the common types of salad dressings (Italian, French, etc.)
Have you ever been to a restaurant and ordered salad with “house” dressings that have left your palette craving more? I have. Unfortunately, you never leave with the recipe! This is one of those dressings. Light and tangy, it is unique and the perfect addition to any salad (and great with grilled chicken). Enjoy!
In a bowl (or processor) combine:
1 small white or yellow onion finely grated or chopped
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon dry mustard (be sure the mustard is not ‘clumpy’ when adding to the liquid or you’ll have a hard time getting it to separate)
salt to taste or no salt (I don’t use salt)
Whisk in 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
The Monsoon Season in Arizona typically spans from about mid June through the end of September. With the Monsoon come heavy rains, violently shifting winds, a spectacular display of thunder and lighting, and high humidity.
The Arizona Monsoon also brings with it dust storms, and damaging “downbursts.” A “down burst” is a strong “vortex ring” of a vertically rotating circle of air. At the base of a downburst are heavy outward bursts of wind near the earth’s surface. It is the wind of the Monsoon that cause the most damage to trees and as a result, property.
The heavy rains of the Monsoon make trees especially susceptible to downing as the soil is over saturated. When the high winds come, even the healthiest tree can easily be uprooted.