Tangy Red Tomato Chutney

I'm not that daft, I know that tomatoes are supposed to be red!  The reason why I have been specific in the title is to differentiate them from green tomatoes which are often used to make chutney - so I am not as green as I am cabbage looking.  Anyway, enough of that.  I am a chutney/relish/pickle addict.  I just can't have a sandwich without a wee something to perk it up.  This recipe is based on a classic from the great Marguerite Patten.  It is really simple to make and gives a classic chutney flavour....more

Apple and Strawberry Delight

Today I am sharing a recipe in which I have combined apples and strawberries together, and then added a bit of cinnamon powder to it. It turned out to be a comforting meal for my daughter. Red juicy apples and fresh strawberries, is a wonderful and nutritious combination that can be served to babies. ...more

FIRST APPLES OF THE SEASON pink and green original oil painting Margaret Aycock

I took my new puppy over to the community garden and found some apples on the ground.  I wasn't quite sure whether the apples on the tree were quite ripe yet but the one's on the ground were fair game for using in a painting and then eating so here is a little study that I did of them.  I could have taken them a step further but I liked the lose feel of this little study so I think I will mark it finished and pop it on ebay. To visit my painting blog CLICK HERE...more

Vintage Home: Apple Cake

I recently had a chance to explore the Splenda web site and found this delicious Apple Cake recipe. I love anything with apples and had to try this. Look at how moist the cake turned out!! I was so impressed with how easy and delicious this recipe is! It's definitely going on my to-bake again list. Not only was it delicious, it is a better option for me and my family....more

Apple Dress – Simplicity 2176

Who would have guessed though that fruity apparel is all the rage right now. I’m also sporting this trend in my new Apple dress.View Post...more

The apple of my eye

I don’t want to eat this apple.As I rinse the Gala apple, I am disappointed. It's surface is a dull red interrupted by an uneven patch of yellow. The lopsided globe is marred by bruises. It simply can’t compare to the shiny green luster of a Granny Smith.I twist out the stem and bring the small, unwanted apple to my nose. I close my eyes and inhale....more

Winter Salad With Maple Cider Vinaigrette

Just the right amount of savory and sweet, I think you’ll love this easy Winter salad!Prepare Sugared Curried Pecans and Maple Cider Vinaigrette ahead of time, and just before serving toss with the salad greens, blue cheese crumbles, sliced apples, and red onion. Delicious!...more

Spiced Apple Two-Bite Tarts

Spicy Apple Tarts with Crème FraicheThat old expression, “good things come in small packages,” describes these apple tarts.  The tart crust is like pecan shortbread, the apple filling is perfectly spiced and the crème fraiche topping adds a delicious tart tangy flavor.This dessert can also be made ahead which makes it a great choice when entertaining.The only down side to these delectable bites is that you will have to make a double batch because you won’t be able to stop eating them.Recipe from Cooking Light....more

My Apple Trick Will Help You to Not Overeat at Thanksgiving

I read about a different way to eat an apple on my friend's blog.  Soon after, The Atlantic also covered this idea of eating from the bottom up rather than around the side.  Doing so creates less waste.  According to their article, "we are all wasting 30 percent of our apples at $1.30 per pound, that's about $42 wasted per person per year—which is $13.2 billion annually, thrown in the trash." ...more
I like to overeat on thanksgiving.more

Apple Hill, California.....just in time for Fall

Fall season is synonymous with apple pie, chili, cider, pine trees and cool temps.Pumpkin Time...more