Passion Check With Muffins on the Side

Coconut and raspberry, to be precise.

This morning I was thinking about passion. I was also thinking about how much my shoulders ached from yesterday and precisely where in the recycling plant I should put the gas bottle. It’s been almost six months since I got thrown back into the maelstrom that is a writer’s life and I have loved every moment of it.

Six months-ish ago I wasn’t sure I even wanted to keep doing this. I doubted every single thing about being a writer, including every childhood dream I’d ever had about it. The phrase “wasted years” cropped up quite a few times in my internal discourse.

Then of course the miracle happened when my son introduced me to Hamilton. I could tell everyone suffering from the same doubts to just go and listen to Lin-Manuel Miranda and everything will be unicorns and rainbows ago, but I don’t think that’s a universal remedy.

I’ve read a lot about finding your passion. I’ve spent years floundering from job to job, all the time feeling I was doing the wrong thing. It never worked for me because I didn’t need to find my passion. I needed to find the way back to the passion I always knew was there. Big difference.

This arrived from Amazon: (Mr Avocado Man was my son’s idea – don’t ask!)

Amazon recommends Chocolates in the Ocean

Amazon were actually promoting my book! I can only think it happened because of the unusual amount of sales I’ve had this month. Remember, I’m donating all the proceeds to cancer research so please grab a copy and help support this great cause. If I had more space I would have done cartwheels around the room when it ticked in.

I’m celebrating that tonight and cracking the passion code with coconut and raspberry muffins.

You will need:

100g soft butter
200g sugar
3 eggs
100g flour
50g coconut flour
At least a handful of raspberries

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each egg. And the flour and coconut flour and mix until smooth. Fold in the raspberries. Bake for around 15 minutes at 180C.

They’re not terribly sweet so if any are left over I might enjoy one for breakfast tomorrow.


coconut raspberry muffins

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