one of our planners thought you may like to try your hand at making her apple dumplings! here’s the recipe below…
4 cups flour
2 cups shortening
1 cup ice cold water
1 teaspoon salt
4 large apples, peeled and cored
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon **NOTE: she indicates in her recipe that it says to spoon in 1 tbsp brown sugar and 1 tsp of cinnamon – yet the total cinnamon amount in the ingredients list is 2 tsp. so she only put in 1/2 tsp for each of the apples to equal 2 tsp…
preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
lightly grease a cake pan.
prepare dumpling pastry. roll the pastry into a rectangle, 10 by 8 inches. cut into 4 (4-inch squares) with pastry cutter or knife. place apple on each square. spoon 1 tablespoon brown sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon into the center of each apple. moisten corners, pinching edges of pastry to seal. brush with slightly beaten egg and sprinkle with additional sugar. bake 30 minutes or until crust is golden and apples are tender.
i missed out when she brought them into work, but the consensus is/was they were delicious!!!!!
before my friends’ and my spiritual reading (!), we decided to get some breakfast…i haven’t been to morning glory in a long, long time. but it’s just as good every time i go. this was our server…kind of a character, but super nice.
close-up of my southern frittata – incredible. full of sausage and okra and goodness knows what…
and look at – even a straight-up scrambled egg looks delicous. (the biscuits are killer)
sam’s morning glory diner. 10th and fitzwater. get there early…
kris chau has been on our blog many times, but she and fellow illustrator hawk krall were featured in philly’s local city paper…wanted to share it with y’all. they collaborate on a blog – drawing for food – that is awesome and if you want to know about what’s good eats in philly it is even more awesome.
eat, drink and be merry. it’s sunday!
our assistant stylist anna shared some treats with the home office, courtesy of her mom (who sent them from memphis)…
russian tea cakes, lemon squares, peanut butter and sugar cookies…
kevin loves them.
thank you, mrs. brugge!! you made our day.
our president meg shared some of her famous zucchini bread with the folks here at the home office and left copies of the recipe for all of us, too.
this one was made with zucchinis from her husband’s garden. look at those things…
make one at home for your friends and fam!
don’t worry…it’s transcribed for you below. :)
zucchini (nut bread)
1 cup shredded zucchini
1 cup sugar
mix in: 1/2 cup vegetable oil
mix together all dry ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp grated lemon rind
mix all wet and dry ingredients together.
place in greased loaf pan.
bake in 325-degree oven for 55-60 min.
cool in pan 10 min. remove from pan, cool thoroughly.
wrap in foil.
note: tastes better after sitting a day. may be frozen for later consumption.
from our marketing manager, kathryn… :)
my brother and his partner, who live one of my many dream lives, spend 3 months out of the year here in philadelphia with family and the rest of the year in their home in hawaii. they, among other things, are local beekeepers. before they left this year, they harvested the hives and left me with a jar of local, organic honey. you can see the difference between the smaller jar of honey that was harvested here, and the darker honey from hawaii. apparently, when done organically, the color depends on the flowers the bees choose to collect pollen. check out their website to learn more about organic, biodynamic honey. i’d like to learn how to keep bees eventually when I have some space, but for now i’ll enjoy these gifts from them. wanted to give them some love for the cool things they are doing. xo.
a few interesting notes about honey and beekeeping…
1. it is said that eating local honey can help prevent and tame outside allergies.
2. there are said to be 212,000 beekeepers in the US, and about 95% of them are hobbyists.
3. the white house vegetable garden is home to a hive.
there’s an awesome restaurant in center city, philly – the noble american cookery.
which i’ve heard nothing but good things about. rooftop herb garden, all local/seasonal foods…
our knits designer chau went there shortly after they opened…read about her experience at her cool blog, drawingforfood.blogspot.com.
How pretty is the birthday cake Tai Shan got for his birthday?! It’s that lovely pink color because one of the main ingredients in it is shredded beets! The only other ingredients were ice, beet juice, and bamboo. What a cake!
Images via Getty.
These little cupcakes that The Alexanders made for a friend’s baby shower are so adorable! I love them! Yum!
Via Brown Button.
These colorful eclairs are from the super-fancy Parisian shop Fauchon! I would be interested to eat one with frosting looking like peas and carrots, though it might be a shame to destroy such a carefully made confection!
Via here and here.
How delicious do these chocolate banana pops look?! I’m getting ready to try and make some! Katie Goodman has a really simple recipe for them Craftzine that I’m going to use! Hooray for cold chocolate banana treats!
These little brownie burgers and sugar cookie fries are so adorable! And tasty looking! Bakerella has a fantastic tutorial that you should definitely check out if you’re in a baking mood! She even has templates to create the tray and french fry holder! I can’t wait to try it out, maybe this weekend!