Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Grandma's Apple Cake.

This weekend i borrowed my Grandmother's recipe book. For some reason i'd been craving an apple cake she used to make all the time when i was little. After a trip to the orchard to pick up a bushel of apples to make apple butter, i thought i'd use some leftovers to make this cake. It was also a great excuse to write down the recipes of hers i love the most.


Grandma's Apple Cake

3 c flour
¼ c orange juice
1 T baking powder
2 c sugar
4 eggs
2 ½ t vanilla
1 t salt
4 apples peeled and sliced
¾ c sugar mixed with 1 t cinnamon

Place all ingredients in large bowl except apples and cinnamon sugar. Mix until just combined. Pour half of the batter into greased tube or bundt pan, add ½ the apples and cinnamon sugar, repeat. Bake at 350 for 1 hour or until tester comes out clean. 

Slowing Down.

(evening drinks staples, mom's birthday, a visit to the apple orchard, my favorite alley, bffs)

Since i've been back home, there's been a lull here. A lull because things have finally slowed down after months and months of going nonstop. Going to France, and Greece, having best friends visit, and packing up life in London to move back across the pond. It was all amazing, but it left me exhausted beyond belief. I don't think it hit me until a few days ago when i realized no matter what i was doing during the day i was still tired. Slowing down has been nice, but hard. I've forgotten how to not be running around all day long, and i think it's important to remember. What a crazy time the last few months have been.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

To Be Home.

Being home means being greeted by this lovely lady. My how i've missed my dog.