Art and Appetite (and blueberry muffins)

What are you up to this weekend? If you have a chance, this is the last weekend to enjoy the Amon Carter’s mouthwatering exhibition of over sixty paintings that explore the art and culture of food and dining in America. Think…cookies, cakes, fruit, turkey and the pure joy of the visual feast…all guilt-free. Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum is sponsored by Central Market and the Ben E. Keith Foundation, of beer distribution fame, as well as the Fort Worth Promotion and Development Fund.

Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture and Cuisine ends May 18 at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth. Hours: noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Free. 817-738-1933.

Famous paintings of Art and Appetite includes many iconic works such as Nighthawks (1942) by Edward Hopper, Freedom from Want (1942) by Norman Rockwell, and Campbell’s Soup (1965) by Andy Warhol.

If you can’t make it to Art and Appetite, then make your own art in the kitchen to satisfy the appetite of the ones you love. My children both said that blueberry muffins are one of their favorite things that I make. Wishing you a healthy appetite and happy feasting! xx

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

1 3/4 C flour
1 C sugar
2 t baking powder
1 t salt
1 C blueberries
2 large eggs
1/2 milk
1/4 C vegetable oil
finely grated zest of 1 lemon
1/4 C fresh lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Butter a standard 12-cup muffin pan. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt. In a another medium bowl whisk the sugar and eggs. Slowly add the milk, vegetable oil, zest and lemon juice to the wet mixture then combine with the dry mixture. Gently fold in blueberries and scoop (using an ice cream scooper) into the muffin pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

 Bon Appétit!

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