Monday, March 28, 2011


Great Scone recipe from


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup dried currants or raisins
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt into a large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or rubbing between your fingers until it is in pea sized lumps. Stir in the currants. Mix together 1/2 cup milk and sour cream in a measuring cup. Pour all at once into the dry ingredients, and stir gently until well blended. Overworking the dough results in terrible scones!
  3. With floured hands, pat scone dough into balls 2 to 3 inches across, depending on what size you want. Place onto a greased baking sheet, and flatten lightly. Let the scones barely touch each other. Whisk together the egg and 1 tablespoon of milk. Brush the tops of the scones with the egg wash. Let them rest for about 10 minutes.
  4. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops are golden brown, not deep brown. Break each scone apart, or slice in half. Serve with butter or clotted cream and a selection of jams - or even plain.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Best Snack Foods

I'm a big fan of this email from Men's Health. It's called Eat This, Not That. They offer insightful and honest solutions for problems facing people who can't always plan out their meals. I find myself eating out quite often and this guide has saved me many times offering reasonable substitutes and better choices when it comes to readily available "fast food".

Here is a great one for snacks foods.

WTF Weather? It's March!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Want: New Balance Minimus

Running and Rambling has a great review of the new Minimus shoe from New Balance. I have had my 101s for a while now and I love them dearly. Being new to trail running I haven't owned other shoes but I'm willing to try since my 101s are always muddy and wet.

These shoes look (and sound) as nice as my 101s. I hope I get a chance to try some out.