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How do you like them apples?

26 Mar

Last night, realizing that I had six apples in my fridge, I decided that I would make apple crisp this morning. With oatmeal in the recipe,  I thought, it could be considered a breakfast food!

Alas, when I set out to make it, I realized I had used up all my oatmeal last week. Although there are apple crisp recipes that don’t call for oatmeal, I could not bring myself to create such an abomination.

So, there I was, bedecked in an apron and ready to bake. I looked at Lucy, who had roused herself from sleep upon hearing clattering in the kitchen, and asked, “Is there an easy apple cake recipe I could make instead?”.

Of course there was. I did a little online search and found one that required a 9×9 pan. I live alone, and baking a 9×13 cake for one person me seemed extravagant.

And, an hour later, I had a cake. It actually was more like an apple-cinnamon brownie, and it smelled great.

I also happened to have whipping cream in the fridge, so, while the cake cooled I got whipping. It’s maybe a good thing I did PE With Joe this morning!

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Revisiting an old craft

24 Mar

I love knitting, but I have to admit, I am getting a little tired of the project I am working on. Having seen calls to people to take up a new craft, I decided to revisit an old one.

About 20 years ago, I took a beginning bookbinding/book arts class. I loved it and gave people handmade journals for Christmas that year. Over the years, I made fewer and fewer until I stopped,  until a few years ago. Our principal was retiring and I suggested to my team that we give each student a paper on which they could say something inspirational, and I would bind them together into a book for her. It was simple and beautiful in words and execution.

Since then, I haven’t really done any more bookbinding, but yesterday, I pulled out my books and supplies and looked over what I had.

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I decided this was enough to do a practice book to get my chops back. In the meantime, I placed an order with a local, independent art supply store that is still doing online orders. I have plans to do something a little fancier after my practice run. I will let you know how it goes.

 

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