Thursday, October 4, 2012

It's Apple Season!

Bittersweet October. The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter. ~Carol Bishop Hipps

Today was one of those wonderful autumn days where the breeze was cool, but not cold, the sun was shining on the brightly colored trees and the air was crisp and fresh.  I walked out to my raised bed and snipped herbs to use in vinegar, and enjoyed the day.  I love everything about fall days, including the harvest of apples, pumpkins and squash.  I wrote an article for OFL today with vintage apple recipes from several of my favorite old cookbooks.  You'll find recipes for:

Apple Corn Cakes
Steamed Apple Pudding
Apple Sponge
English Apple Pie

I provided notes after each recipe explaining some of the old measurements, such as "butter the size of an egg".  I love the old measurements:)  

The article is here:


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Homemade Baked Goods for All

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot

As a mother to three kids I have participated in book fairs, candy sales and more fundraisers than I can count, but my favorite will always be bake sales.  Who can resist homemade baked goods?  I wrote an article for OFL with tips on holding a bake sale and shared one of my favorite bread recipes that has some really nice variations.

You'll find the article here: