DP Daily Prompt: Turn,Turn,Turn posted by Ranu

View of St. John's, Newfoundland, from Signal Hill

View of St. John’s, Newfoundland, from Signal Hill (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After all those months of blizzard,freezing rain and lots of it. We in St.John’s look forward to sunny warm days. Visiting different parks,going for walks to signal hill,cooking outside,barbecuing,these are all the fun things,we can enjoy in Summer.We no longer have to turn up the heat, deal with short days,and freezing cold.We can wear clothes without the big Parka which makes us look like a bear.

Flag of St. John's

Flag of St. John’s (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Summer is the most wonderful season here.It doesn’t get hot like Chicago. We can see our neighbours and watch the little kids on their way to the playgrounds.Suddenly it seems the city is awake!

I also like it because there’s no fear of flights getting cancelled, for inclement weather.It gives us a lot of freedom to enjoy without fear,that it’s too cold,too stormy or something else.

The Daily Post: “Local” Experience

Mini blueberry muffins.

Mini blueberry muffins. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The best “local” experience we had, when we all went ‘Blueberry’ picking.It was a day in August,it was overcast and cold. We found out from our neighbour,this would be a fabulous day for blueberry picking.The best spot to find a lot of blueberries will be near the old railway tracks.

We all dressed up in our casual clothes,took a few buckets and set off for berry picking. At first we could not find the spot,soon one of my daughters saw some people, busy doing something,we were not sure what they were doing .We decided to follow them.To our surprise they were picking berries,we were thrilled,we went slightly away from them.There were tons of blueberries.We started picking them as fast as we could.Soon we filled all our buckets.We carried the buckets and loaded  them in the trunk of the car and came home.

English: First blueberries of the season.

English: First blueberries of the season. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When we reached home we realized we had picked too many. I used some of the berries to make a batch of muffins for us.

Recipe for Blueberry Muffins:

Ingredients:

1. one and three quarter cup all-purpose flour

2.one-fourth cup sugar

3.two and a half tablespoon -baking powder

4.three-fourth teaspoon –salt

5.1 well beaten egg

6.three-fourth cup milk

7. half-cup salad oil

8. 1 cup fresh blueberries

Sift dry ingredients into a mixing bowl; make well in the center.Combine egg,milk,and salad oil.Add all at once to dry ingredients, add the cup of blueberries,gently stir until the dry ingredients are moistened,use a serving spoon to stir. Make sure the batter is not beaten till smooth,this is to avoid muffins from becoming tough.

Fill greased muffin pans with batter,it should only be two-thirds full.You can also use paper bake cups.Bake at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes or less if your oven is hotter. The muffins should be golden in colour. It will make about a dozen muffins.

We froze the rest of the blueberries and planned to give some to friends and neighbours.