Morning Coffee

Of the many things we love one is a small pleasure, easy to attend to. A quick but civilized coffee with a friend or friends. Sometimes all it takes is a text—come by for coffee at the studio? And for 10 minutes you get to sit or stand, catch up then proceed with your day feeling, somehow, more complete and settled. Today we had banana bread with our coffee. Here is the recipe Kate developed, using coconut oil since Guy is not eating dairy, but you could make it with butter if you like. File Apr 28, 12 37 53 PMFile Apr 28, 12 42 12 PM

Banana Bread

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a loaf pan.

Cream together: 1/3 cup coconut oil 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar

Whisk together then add to sugar mixture: 1 cup flour (gluten-free flour, optional) 1/3 cup almond flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp baking powder Pinch of salt

Then mix in: 2 large eggs 2 tsp vanilla 2 to 3 very ripe bananas, mashed Handful of chocolate chips, optional

Pour into the loaf pan and smooth the top. Bake until skewer comes out clean, about 55 minutes.

Let cool. Make coffee. Eat.