Done: the best chocolate chip banana bread

I just don't think banana bread is right without chocolate chips in it. Preferably the low-slung, somewhat flattened chips made by Ghirardelli and Guittard. I also find most banana bread to be unexciting and over-sweet. I want to taste banana, people. Lots of it.

Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes has a great banana bread recipe that, over time, I've made my own. This puppy never disappoints. Ever. It contains just a half-cup sugar and also a half-cup of whole wheat pastry flour. Both make me happy, as does the chocolate.

Recipe soon to be posted. Start letting your bananas brown now!

DC-area deals, Eat, Write Retreat starts today

Today's One Day Deal at participating Whole Foods is: buy 1 pint of blueberries (not organic) for $3.99 and get one free. Through the weekend, American Plant is offering purple-flower Verbena and deer-resistant Laurel for 25%  off their regular prices. ~~~~~~~~ I am so excited that the Eat, Write Retreat starts this afternoon. It's going to be such a wonderful learning opportunity and lots of fun too. I will keep you posted as best as possible.

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo- do you have your margarita supplies at the ready? Chips and salsa? Guac? Get psyched! We're having our annual party and fare will include corn and pepper enchiladas, bacalao and rice, lemon cheesecake with lime curd, and the aforementioned guac/salsa/margs. Fiesta!

Y'all, fab new riff on my regular muffins: blueberry, raspberry and banana! Will share recipe.