Sunday, September 18, 2011
Apple Picking Time
It's apple season here in the Northeast. Most of the area orchards are on the hillside and going strong. Our own little trees were plentiful and the deer and various wildlife have been enjoying the drops.
I finished off three more flimsies donated to our LQS for the flood victims drive.
Lyndell asked for blue/yellow or scrappy blocks - I combined them. They will be mailed out this morning - to Australia.
My next partner wanted Batiks and what I have fit in a shoe box - of course someone else had to 'fit' in the shoe box.
Here are the Batik log cabin blocks for Jen and headed to Pa. with morning mail.
Seems I am noticing bloggers pulling books for inspiration into the new season - so am I. Love the fall and the colors and possible projects. I found one in each of these books.
100 Quilts for Kids - see side button
Traveling Stash - box #1 is ready to move on so visit Barb for a look see with what she took and what she is adding into the box - oh, some real lovelies. She will draw on Saturday, Sept 24th.
Still 6 weeks left in Sew We Quilt - Wantobe campaign
I know - I don't bake! But it is apple time and you can only do so much applesauce!! So I am sharing a very easy Apple Cake recipe.
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup golden raisins (I like to use cran-raisins)
3 tsp vanilla
1 cup oil
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
2 cups fresh apples - peel, core, and chop apples, then dredge in sugar before using. (optional - can use one canned apple pie filling)
Preheat oven to 350°F degrees.
Combine eggs, sugar, vanilla and oil. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and ginger.
Fold in apples, raisins and nuts.
Turn into a greased and floured 9X13X2-inch pan for 1 hour or until done.
A little red apple hung high in a tree.
I looked up at it and it looked down at me.
"Come down, please," I called.
And what do you suppose?
That little red apple dropped right on my nose!
(all my kids learned this in Kindergarten when going on apple picking field trip so I don't know the source)
***If someone could tell me what to do to fix blogger so I can preview post, thank you***