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Cornmeal Muffins with Peaches

The Recipe: Barely sweet, pretty muffins with great texture, thanks to the natural sweetness of fresh summer peaches plus the structure of cornmeal. Mix the muffins with a whisk, no mixer required! The Conversation: Strange Fruit, the music of a tragic period in our country's history. ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~


Strange FruitSomething that until now, only iTunes knows about me: for a good 15 years, I've collected a personal playlist of the many haunting renditions of Billie Holiday's iconic song, "Strange Fruit."An odd thing to bring up with a recipe? Perhaps. Well, okay, YES. But there I was last week comfortably settled into my "Friday office" at Starbucks, iced coffee in hand and intent on putting pencil to pixel for this summer muffin recipe, moving it from my scribbles to your breakfast table.But then? Google's homepage stopped me in my tracks. I didn't know about the Silent Parade, did you? It happened 100 years ago, African Americans ma…