Thursday, October 13, 2022

October Daily 13:

 


This morning I wished for gloves on my hands when I walked. I tucked them up as far as I could into my coat sleeves. When I got home a mug of hot chocolate seemed like just the thing. Roses continue to bloom, although these Secret roses are paler than earlier in the season, and looking a little tattered around the edges. They still smell heavenly. 


I'm keeping a close watch on the weather reports, to ensure that I bring in all the tomatoes before it freezes. We've been down to 5 or 6 thus far (Celsius), so there is a bit of time yet. The little grape and cherry tomatoes get eaten up quickly. For my solitary lunches I like to cut a handful in half, along with cucumber and red bell pepper chunks and eat them with cottage cheese, all drizzled with a bit of balsamic vinegar. 


This afternoon I picked a few apples and made an Apple Cake. It's a favourite recipe around here, given to me many years ago by a friend in Ecuador. It's equally good with whipped cream, ice cream, or caramel sauce, but I prefer my cakes plain. 

Our apples have quite a few worms in them this year, in spite of spraying them early on, before the apples formed. But there is plenty of good flesh on them, too. I hope to make more applesauce soon. 


10 comments:

  1. We have flirted with frost a couple of nights here, although the days are often unseasonably warm. Your tomatoes look fabulous. I think my wife would eat fresh tomatoes every day of the year if she could.

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  2. I will be missing out on my apple sauce in the freezer this year. Hopefully a better apple harvest next year. I can almost smell those roses and apple cake from here :) B x

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  3. Anonymous5:05 AM

    That apple cake sounds delicious!

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  4. We prefer cakes without frosting around here. Your apple cake looks delish. It is getting colder in the mornings. We'll have to disconnect our water hoses soon! Have a lovely weekend.

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  5. We picked tomatoes before Fiona and I just peeled some for marinara sauce. Yours look yummy too.

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  6. Our mornings are showing hints of frost. It's time to get my geraniums in for the winter.

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  7. I sort of love the ragged edges of the beautiful roses. Oh, apple cake sounds delicious. My suitcase came home loaded with apples from my sister's apple tree. I have enjoyed having them this week and just so pretty. Tonight I will make apple tartlets for a tea party coming soon. We have also had apple salad with pecans and dried cranberries.

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  8. Your Apple cake looks delicious and I'm planning on making it tomorrow. Thanks for your great recipes. They always turn out for me. ( unless I don't follow the recipe. I wonder if I could decrease the sugar a bit in the apple cake.)

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  9. Hi Lorrie~ Apple cake is my favorite dessert for autumn. I'm looking forward to trying your recipe! Have a great week-end. Hugs, Barb

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  10. Still picking tomatoes over here daily as well. And now I think I need to bake an apple cake tomorrow!

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