Immersion blender smoothed it out. All those apples cooked down to four jars.
One of my favorite photos.
Anna’s birthday weekend. Apple picking. In October 2008. Anna turned 5.
In this photo at the apple orchard, Erika is expecting Maura (12 next month) and Jack was home napping. Michael and Anna are helping pick apples
Today’s post is from nine years ago-
“Photo from the archives. V suggested posting an occasional favorite photograph from before I started the blog. She requested this one.”
Anna, Erika and Michael walking in the apple orchard. Jack was home napping with Mark. Maura was born Nov 2008 the month after this photo was taken
More Effects of Elements and Time
WEATHERED appeals to me cause I’m finding a lot of photos in the archives to post.
Vintage Toy Garbage Truck from the 1950’s
Larimer School, Pittsburgh PA-
Okanogan, Washington and surrounding area-
orchard heaters no longer used, and apple boxes, an abandoned school house with an updated roof and a No Hunting sign posted on the building with the old vinyl couch out front.
Your Handwriting Reveals your Character sign in Coney Island-
-Bakery, Drug Store and the Lunchbox Diner* (see below for how it used to look) in Manhattan– New York City-
Quinwood, West Virginia-
Conneaut Amusement Park- Pennsylvania-
Roller Skating Rink- McKeesport PA-
Train in Alaska
It’s been a fun week of colorful collages.
Once I got started it was hard to stop.
A lot of response was generated by the different colors and it’s made me see the trend in my photography, color wise, what I’m drawn to….besides the human element. The clothes we choose, our dishes, the bed linens and artwork which surround us in our lives. Many have commented on which color is their favorite.
Right now everywhere I look it is green green green We’ve had a lot of rain.
Two years later- Looks Like Art to Me Deux
Same generous former colleague had beautiful and delicious apples shipped to Steve, and oh the color of the packing foam this year! 2014 Looked Like Art blogpost
I made fresh cranberry relish for Thanksgiving in New York City then realized I wanted to eat it again. This recipe makes about 6 cups.
A pound of cranberries,rinsed and drained
two Granny Smiths, quartered and cored
two navel oranges cut up
1 cup of sugar
pulse ingredients, one at a time not to mush or purée -chopped up, coarsely
mix together in large bowl. Add sugar
My wish is you get to Anchorage Alaska and taste Wildflour Bakery pies. Although I am back in the lower 48 today I have some more Alaska posts.
When visiting friends in Homer Alaska, we met some very nice people in their interesting home that our host had helped build.
The first thing they did was offer us pie and coffee. Who could resist?
Three types of apple pie. As we sampled a sliver of each type, we talked about the excellent flavor and crust (one gluten- free) and then I learned about the pie creator, Wildflour Bakery Owner Olivia Allen of Anchorage. Although I took a few photos of the pie (see below) I wanted to know more.
Meet bakery owner Olivia Allen- photograph by Julia Bevins, I asked Julia if she would like to be guest blogger! What a great photo.
Then I called Olivia. She returned my call just as we were entering our departing flight but emailed me more photos and information about Wildflour Bakery. Here is her blog link Look into the World See Olivia’s watercolor illustrations and follow her on Instagram Wildflour Bakery Handcrafted pies and galettes made with foraged wild berries, organic ingredients and lots of love 🌸
Wildflour Bakery uses locally sourced and foraged wild berries, herbs, flowers and backyard honey to craft beautiful and sweet treats with creative flair.
Each pie or galette is handcrafted with the intention of highlighting the Alaskan spirit of our wild spaces, near and far.
Beautifully photographed by Julia Bevins.
Gallery of photos below , sent to me by Olivia
Here are my pie photos so you see why I needed Olivia to send me some more.
And here is her artwork. I love the part about “serve generous slices.” Yes!!
We fairly well decimated the pies! You can see why I needed more photos to create this blog post as you look at my three photos I took at the kitchen table.
A few years ago I featured friend and pie judge Rob Bard.on National Pie Day. I know he would have enjoyed the pies.