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one of the best parts of travelling to Europe is being able to get yummy berries it’s virtually impossible to get state-side. Raspberries and strawberries are easy to spot on this photo. Bright red ones in the center are red currants (my favorite). Green to purple ones are gooseberries. Yellow ones are cloudberries (“moroshka” in Russian. They apparently grown in swamps in Northern Europe. I have seen cloudberry jam in Ikea). Black ones are actually cheryomukha berries (Bird Cherry in English. These grown on trees.)

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Recipe, if anyone is interested:

5oz package of fresh baby spinach

2 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

3 Tbsp melted coconut oil

1/2 cup apple sauce

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups whole wheat flour

1.5 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

  1. In a blender, combine spinach, eggs, vanilla, apple sauce, and coconut oil and blend.
  2. In a large bowl, mix dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  3. pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients; mix to combine. pour into muffin tin with liners (makes about 12).
  4. Bake at 350F for 25 minutes.

next time, I plan to add raisins or mini chocolate chips!

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