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Aug 22, 2015

Mary's Amazing Apple Cake! More Smoke and Fires, Organic Local Veggies, Feathered Visitor


I found this recipe years ago in Sunset magazine, and it's a keeper! A dough-like bottom, layer of sliced apples and a topping of butter/sugar/cinnamon. Oh my!!! It's like a coffee cake, but more. Next time I will cut down on the sugar on top, since the apples were sweet enough. Recipe's here- Mary's Apple Cake

Fresh out of the oven

I'll be making this again from Epicurious.com, mostly apples and very moist-

French Apple cake


More Smoke and Fires-
We've really been suffering here in Boise with the smoke from multiple fires in Oregon, Idaho and Washington. I feel for those with breathing issues, both adults and children. One the other end are firefighters being killed- 3 Firefighters Killed, put things into perspective. I'm hoping weather will change everywhere and things will calm down...


Organic Local Veggies-
I was driving by a small local veggie stand this morning. I spotted a local peaches sign. U turn! I bought some wonderful organic Elberta peaches and Brandywine tomatoes, time for a BLT! I also will go back, now that I tried them, and get a big box for $20.00. Time for jams!!! As for the tomatoes, I saw this recipe from Saramoulton.com a while back and I may try it tonite- a fried catfish BLT. More protein and fun!



Feathered Visitor-
We have lots of pretty ground doves that visit our backyard. They're always walking around, flying, eating and drinking. This little guy was VERY different. I found out it's a Ring Neck dove. I walked near it and it didn't fly away. It seemed calm, uninjured and was just curious. Dave and I got to with about a foot and a 1/2 before it flew off, but only a couple of feet. Pretty little thing-

eating some bird food

checking us out

What a cutie!

6 comments:

Jennifer Prior said...

Boy, that smoke is bad. I live in Flagstaff, AZ and we normally have a terrible fire season. This year we've been lucky, but last year we had a fire 15 miles from my house that was dropping burned embers on our roof. Scary! Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!

Jennifer

Nancy LittleHomesteadinBoise said...

Thanks!

Kristina said...

The fish sandwich looks great! I really want to go fishing more often next year. I have made a cake with pears, but not with apples. Looks great too!

Nancy LittleHomesteadinBoise said...

The sandwich was excellent! The basil mayo really made it...

Susan said...

I wonder if that apple cake could be adapted to gluten free.... what a beautiful dove!

Nancy LittleHomesteadinBoise said...

Thanks, yes I may use oat flour next time. It was really pretty!

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