"The best kind of rain, of course, is a cozy rain. This is the kind the anonymous medieval poet makes me remember, the rain that falls on a day when you'd just as soon stay in bed a little longer, write letters or read a good book by the fire, take early tea with hot scones and jam and look out the streaked window with complacency."
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Grease muffin tin.
- Sift flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt into medium bowl.
- Whisk sugar, oil, eggs, lemon juice, zest and vanilla in large bowl. Mix in dry ingredients, then apples and toasted pecans.
- Spoon 1/3 cup batter into each prepared muffin cup. Bake about 35 minutes or until tester inserted into center comes out clean. Turn muffins onto rack; cool slightly. Serve warm. (about 12)
"And a little fall of rain ...
Will make the flowers
~ Eponine (Les Miserables )
Gardener's Note: Late summer and autumn rain is nature's way of nurturing plants and trees so they can manage to make it through a long and often difficult winter.