Wednesday, August 20, 2008

blueberry lemon muffins

Yesterday I posted about making ice cream. Well, I also went onto Amazon Japan to "review" the Japanese recipe book in Japanese. I gave it 1 star and basically wrote in Japanese what I did in English. (Actually, I wasn't going to even give it a star.)

Well, apparently "they" don't like less than 3 stars...they deleted my review! This actually has happened before, we had bought a book from a secondhand seller through Amazon Japan and I remarked that it had looked like it was taken from the library, it still had the dewey decimal label on the spine of the book!...well, the secondhand seller didn't like my review and harrassed me by sending me e-mails to change my review and the seller also e-mailed Amazon to the point where they deleted my comment...definitely no freedom of speech here!

Anyway, let's move onto something cheery...food!

What to do when you are in a pinch to have something fast for breakfast? I usually make scones or make muffins.

This past Saturday, I needed something quick for our breakfast, so the day before I made muffins with some blueberries and lemon that I had in the refrig.

I used this recipe as the base (minus the nibs & tea) and added 60 grams of fresh blueberries and the zest of one lemon.

The results were a great muffin, not too sweet, not too sour, just right.

With the juice from the lemon, I made some lemon fizz.

Maybe breakfast was a bit overkill with the lemon and blueberry in both the muffins and the fizz but it was quick and delicious.

17 comments:

Debinhawaii said...

The muffins look delish! I love lemon and blueberry together. I can't believe they deleted your post_ I guess you can't trust book reviews there. I always wonder about that here too.

K and S said...

Deb,
Isn't it sad?? I mean not EVERYONE will be happy with the way a book is written.

I think you'll like these muffins then :)

Take care.
Kat

Phoebe said...

Yummies!!! Wish I can have that for my breakfast.

Oh don't be too put off by it, they are doing that solely for marketing. I respected your honest opinion!

K and S said...

Thanks Phoebe,
still sad though that they have to resort to those kinds of tactics in order to sell something.

Take care.
Kat

Phoebe said...

yes I admit that the e-mail threats were rather unprofessional.

My apologies out to you

K and S said...

Thanks Phoebe!

Take care.
Kat

Barbara said...

I love blueberry muffins, especially for breakfast. Yours look wonderful Kat.

K and S said...

Thank you Barbara!

Take care.
Kat

Dhanggit said...

can i try this muffin recipe using blackberries?? love the sound of this flavor!! delicious

ila said...

That's horrible! I would think that that sort of unprofessionalism would be frowned upon in Amazon, but alas, Japan IS a different place... =|

Mmm muffins! You're going to get me started on muffins now!?

Rowena said...

Amazon Japan deleting single star reviews?!?!?! The NERVE! Hearing about that kind of stuff pisses me off, as it denies consumers the right to know what could possibly be a downside to a product. After dealing with that I'd be only too happy to be occupied with something less irritating...like making muffins!

KirkK said...

Lovely muffins Kat!

That Amazon thing is terrible, that's just not right, and doing such things is somewhat dishonest.

K and S said...

I don't see why not, Dhanggit, looking forward to seeing them :)

Can't wait to see the muffins you make, Ila :)

Sad yeah, Rowena? Making muffins is a great way to change the mood :)

Thanks Kirkk, I've decided not to buy from them.

Take care everyone.
Kat

Salt N Turmeric said...

Amazon shouldnt have allowed comments to be deleted unless through them. That's horrible. But then again, thats why i will never ever again buy second hand books online. I did it twice and both times i was really disappointed.

btw, those muffins looks good. ;)

K and S said...

Thanks...Even if it was through them, I don't think Amazon should delete comments, Salt n Turmeric. An opinion of a book is your own, not all will be good.

Take care.
Kat

Anonymous said...

I even read that some authors of the books write positive reviews of their own books AND negative reviews of the other better selling books (of the same genre). It is ridiculous.
lavinia

K and S said...

That is ridiculous, Lavinia.

Take care.
Kat