Archive for September, 2008
National Punctuation Day
Commas, and semi-colons, and explanation marks. Oh my!
A day to appreciate the lowly punctuation mark.
So in honor of the day vow never again to ignore the ” , ” or ” * ” or even the mighty ” . “!
Its time for apple picking and apple pie. For raking leaves and cool weather gear. For sweaters and hats and a nip in the air. For Halloween costume preparations and holiday baking plans.
Welcome Fall, my favorite time for the year!
And to our friends in the Southern Hemisphere – Happy Spring!
photo credit: Roger Lynn via flickr
“An Apple a day help keeps the doctor away”
Celebrating the coming of fall and its harvest of fruits, especially the apple.
And to help celebrate here is one of our favorite recipes; for what else but Mom’s Apple Pie. Straight from the kitchen of Holidaymom!
Holidaymom’s Apple Pie
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
5-7 tablespoons COLD water
Mix shortening, salt, flour with a fork until crumbly
Add 5 tablespoons water and mix well, adding more water if too dry
6-8 tart apples (Macintosh, Granny Smith)
Pare, core and thinly slice
3/4 – 1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
1/2-1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter (or margarine)