Muesli muffins made with spelt flour, rolled oats, seeds and dried fruits.
Happy New Year! and welcome 2018! I hope you all had a wonderful New Year. We spent it in Derbyshire with family, lots of delicious food, Wintery walks, relaxation and good conversation. Although I’m not usually one for setting resolutions or goals I do think its important to reflect back on the year that has passed. Acknowledge your achievements and what you loved. Also to look at what you want to see be different moving into the new year and any intentions you may have. For me personally and as a couple we hope to focus on living simply, so to continue to save and hopefully buy a house in the not too distant future. Also to explore where this might be which is quite exciting. I also want to really work on being more present, not wishing time away and enjoying the moment.
Looking back on 2017 for Figs and Pigs it was a good year. I got to work with some great brands. I connected with a wonderful new community Hoc supperclub and was featured in their first two magazine issues and on the front cover. I made new friends through blogging which I hope to continue to nurture in 2018. I took Rachels at two loves studios awesome lightroom magic course and finally learnt how to properly edit my photos, which was a game changer for me. Figs and Pigs got nominated in the Blogosphere best food blog of the year award which was a huge honour and very unexpected. 2017 was also the year I finally took some time to figure out what I want for Figs and Pigs. After blogging for four years I now know that the photography and prop styling is where my passions lay. I do love recipe development and of course this will always remain on Figs and Pigs, but the photography and props stole my heart.
So this year I really hope to focus on making Figs and Pigs a brand and small business, not just a food blog. So you may notice a few changes coming up. I’m hoping to work on updating the site, incorporating a photography portfolio and an online store. I have been gradually collecting some beautiful food photography props and love spending hours hunting for treasures in carboots and markets. The online shop will be F&P Wares and will be incorporated onto Figs and Pigs site. Selling a carefully selected collection of second hand and vintage kitchenallia and home wares. Figs and Pigs will very much remain a food blog with a new recipe every week but just with some extra elements too. There will be a monthly newsletter you will be able to subscribe too with exclusive recipes, F&P Wares discount codes and the first look at new stock. Also be sure to follow me on instagram where I will post new shop listings and announcements.
If you came here just for the muesli muffin recipe I’m very sorry to have rambled on for so long. These muffins are so simple to make and not too bad for you considering their a muffin. They are made with spelt flour, rolled oats and natural sugars from date mollases and honey. You can add any variation of seeds and dried fruits you want. I used sunflower, pumpkin seeds, apricot and cranberries. They are a lovely New Years breakfast alternative and really good with natural yogurt and fruit too.
Thank you for all your support and encouragement in 2017 and for continuing to read Figs and Pigs it means a lot. I hope your 2018 is happy, successful and everything you want it to be. Let me know in the comments what your intentions are for 2018.
I will be back next week with the site updates fingers crossed. There may be couple of days the site is down as I work on it so please bare with me.
Lots of love for 2018.