SMS on a Sunday, for once!

My first on time SMS post in weeks. I’m so proud!

I’m going to keep this one short but sweet as I’m so exhausted I could just lay my head upon my laptop and sleep for 1000 years. This weekend, we at Bigface Studio have been shooting a charity calender for Claires Message, a campaign to lower age of cervical screening to 20 in the UK. 15 models, 7 hours, 3 workers. Despite the early rise and hard work it turned out to be one of the most rewarding days I have ever spent. Some of the stories I was exposed to were utterly shocking yet so inspirational! Needless to say, as soon as the day drew to a close I was straight on the phone to my GP arranging my first cervical screening.

For those of you in the North of England, keep an eye out on Monday daytime and evenings ITV news for the full story.


This weeks recipe was chosen by Hanaa of Hanaa’s Kitchen and is quite different from most of the other treats we’ve been baking up over the months. This week, we made caramelized onion, sage and cheddar muffins, that’s right, savory muffins! I’ve never had a savory muffin before so I was quite excited to try these out, even more so after the SMS girls were talking of their spicy kick. I altered the recipe quite a bit just to fit what I had on hand, I added chunks of feta cheese and rather than onions I used caramelized shallots.

The muffins were a roaring success. I didn’t have very high hopes and convinced myself they would stick to the muffin try and fall apart when I tried to remove them but each and every one came out perfectly. I haven’t tried one yet as I have a pan of basil and tomato soup simmering away in the kitchen that is begging to be paired with these muffins. What a perfect supper for a chilly Autumn day.

Check out the SMS girls for more muffins.

21 Comments

  1. Flourchild
    September 27, 2009 / 6:46 pm

    I hope you get some rest soon. Your muffins look splendid. Im sure they will go perfectly with that tomato soup!Enjoy!

  2. Nina
    September 27, 2009 / 7:01 pm

    wow you're look super nice! and yay for finally posting on sunday =].

  3. Lauren
    September 27, 2009 / 7:38 pm

    these were great with soup!

  4. Coleen's Recipes
    September 27, 2009 / 9:21 pm

    I have never tasted a savory muffin, but I see many uses for them. I would love a bacon and tomato savory muffin with my afternoon soup!!

  5. Tracey
    September 27, 2009 / 9:24 pm

    Your muffins look lovely! I think having them with soup is a perfect idea!

  6. Shandy
    September 27, 2009 / 9:58 pm

    The charity calendar sounds exciting and an event to be forever proud of. The hours sound long but I can only imagine the stories you heard and the project will be brought up on the news? What a great avenue to get the calendar and cervical screening awaareness brought to the forefront!You even fit the muffins in when you are so tired…the Feta cheese and shallots with the tomato and basil soup will be incredible together. There is a feeling of accomplishment to using ingredients on hand when do a baking event and everything turns out better then expected. Great JOB!

  7. Hanaâ
    September 27, 2009 / 10:01 pm

    They turned out great. I'm glad they didn't stick to the pan. Let us know how you liked them after your soup was done. Sounds like a great combo. I'll have to try your feta cheese sub. I love that stuff.Thanks for baking along with me this week!

  8. Mrs. G
    September 27, 2009 / 10:24 pm

    Your changes sound really good. Let us know how you liked them.

  9. lakegirl16
    September 27, 2009 / 11:48 pm

    Your muffins look wonderful and with tomato basil soup – yummy!!Your project at work sounds very interesting!!

  10. Susan
    September 27, 2009 / 11:54 pm

    Your muffins look great, and the soup sounds so good. I love tomato soup.

  11. k.a.r.e.n
    September 28, 2009 / 12:51 am

    Nice twist on the ingredients. Sounds great! Your muffins look perfect.

  12. Kirshcherry
    September 28, 2009 / 3:52 am

    Hey Katie, these would have been delicious with tomato and basil soup! Good to hear they were a success 🙂

  13. margot
    September 28, 2009 / 5:42 am

    Look at those nice fluffy muffins, great work! Muffins and soup sound like the perfect comfort food after a long weekend, hope you enjoyed them!

  14. spike.
    September 28, 2009 / 2:17 pm

    They look gorgeous! Now go get some sleep!

  15. Natashya KitchenPuppies
    September 28, 2009 / 5:04 pm

    They do look great, perfect with a nice bowl of soup!

  16. Melissa
    September 28, 2009 / 9:22 pm

    Oh, man I love feta! I will do that next time.

  17. The Bahens
    September 28, 2009 / 10:26 pm

    Great job on your muffins, and…er… congrats on your cervical screening? Those are always a blast. (Heehee)

  18. Fit Chick
    September 29, 2009 / 1:06 am

    Still too hot for soup here, but will make them again when the weather get a bit cooler. Glad they were a success.

  19. Rosy
    September 29, 2009 / 8:04 am

    They look so good! Like the feta sub – I'm dying to try the goats cheese ones as I love love LOVE goats cheese. Actually, I'm just a general fan of cheese in all its yummy forms! Rosy xx

  20. Anonymous
    September 29, 2009 / 8:19 pm

    mmmm. tomato basil soup and these muffins… sounds like a winner!!

  21. Anonymous
    October 2, 2009 / 9:59 am

    The muffins look wonderful! Your improvising sounds delicious with the added feta and caramelised shallots (always a favourite here) 🙂

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