|My mother’s farm, taken from the house|
My sister and I live in the Toronto area, and my cousins each live on a farm near where I grew up in southwestern Ontario. So we really treasure the times that we’re all together. And as so often happens, after we talked about our kids, our spouses and the weather, we got on the topic of food.
To prepare the streusel, put the flour, brown sugar and allspice in a small bowl and whisk to blend. Add the bits of cold butter and toss to coat, then work the butter into the dry ingredients until you’ve got irregularly shaped crumbs. Cover and refrigerate while you make the muffins.