apple dumplins

hi all,
one of our planners thought you may like to try your hand at making her apple dumplings! here’s the recipe below…
dumpling pastry:
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!!!!!

sabine Brandt -Oct 12, 2009, 9:16AM
· { oh I really like your blog, many good inspirations ... do you send your catalogues to copenhagen ;-) .... TAKE CARE } ·
Ellie -Oct 11, 2009, 11:56AM
at first glance it lookes alot like an apple gallete, which is uber good! at first glance it lookes alot like an apple gallete, which is uber good! <3 but if it were me i'd brush some apricot preserve juice over the pastry to give it a little kick of sweetness!

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did a scavenger hunt of sorts around the office recently, trying to find hot pink things. it wasn’t really all that hard, but…maybe a fun project for you? just pick a random color/object, and spend a day trying to find it.

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:)

Caroline -Oct 11, 2009, 12:20PM
how-was-that-painting-done? its-supppeerrrr-cool
Caroline -Oct 11, 2009, 12:20PM
how-was-that-painting-done? its-supppeerrrr-cute

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if you live in jersey, and you’re a student of some sort, come out and visit our short hills store!

come out this saturday, from 5 to 8pm, and with a valid student id you receive 10% off your entire purchase! snacks and refreshments, too…how can you pass it up?
p.s. this is not a pic of short hills… :)

killer joss

one of our ny showroom ladies told us that joss stone was wearing the dreaming in paradise dress on regis & kelly this morning…

thanks, joss!

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sorry so few posts today… :(
just a view from the blue ridge mountains in north carolina for your viewing pleasure…

be well. show a little love this weekend. :)

jd -Oct 09, 2009, 4:19PM
love it!
tina -Oct 09, 2009, 3:42PM
have a great weekend!

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the leaves are changing here…

and becoming very colorful…

via ffffound…and flickr.
***i wasn’t aware of the artist who created the leaf circle…his name is andy goldsworthy…thank you guys for calling him out.

robherr -Feb 11, 2010, 11:51AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/robherr/777305970/
robherr -Feb 11, 2010, 11:46AM
This is not Andy Goldsworthy.

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prague-nosis

just a quick pic of our image team as they were leaving the office last week…they’re currently shooting a book in prague! it’s gonna be pretty sweet, i bet…

natalie -Oct 09, 2009, 2:39AM
How exciting! Can't wait to see the pics from the shoot. I posted a f ew pics from the current catalog on my blog! check it out :) xoxo natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

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hey hey hey hey hey,
we’re getting intimate in this week’s poll…which of our croptops do you like the most?
the scoured cropped cami

the encinitas ruffle cropped cami

or the cropped placket henley
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ok, time for you to vote!

oh, and last week. the winner of last week’s poll was…the flirty organza dress! i liked that one, too… :)

Jadam -Oct 09, 2009, 2:52AM
That zip up is a great touch. And the lines give it a more interesting shape than the others.
Maria -Oct 08, 2009, 4:56PM
My first time voting! Love polls, adore the cropped placket henley, and absolutely cherish Free People!

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another beautiful collection of images and ideas via tumblr – i’m floating, weightless.

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lovely lovely lovely.

olivier zahm photographs for purple magazine’s blog. i love seeing what he sees, but today i also realized how rad i think his little girl is.

g! -Oct 08, 2009, 1:42PM
she looks like a more stylish suri cruise!

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bike-loving designs

marc hummel, a philadelphia native and founder of b minus designs, makes these really cool bike-loving products that i thought you would enjoy. all b minus designs are screenprinted by hand. check them out below, along with a short interview with marc.

interview with marc:
where are you from?
philadelphia! south philly, to be precise.
when did you create b minus designs?
in the fall of 2004.
why did you start b minus designs?
my friend leah and i came up with the idea for the “bicycles are for lovers” design while goofing around in our dorm rooms our freshman year of college. our school was in a fairly rural part of new jersey, and we both thought tandem bicycles were the coolest things on the planet. we decided to use our design to launch a t-shirt company that would eventually buy us our very own tandem!
we eventually got our wish, when a fellow student saw our web site and offered us (free!), a red tandem bicycle he had taking up space in his shed. the bike still needs a lot of work, but we’re siked our plot was successful!
what was your inspiration? (this may be a bit off topic, but I’d like to mention it…):
in the summer of 2009, we decided to make b minus designs a 100% non-profit company. the proceeds of every sale go toward my fundraising goal for the 2010 “climate ride,” a charity bicycle trip from new york to washington, d.c.
check out more info. about b minus designs.

claudia -Dec 13, 2009, 5:22PM
i was just looking through and i saw this bike and i looked down and it was on my t-shirt too. it's my favourite t-shirt xx
John1321 -Nov 25, 2009, 7:12AM
Very nice site!

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our october catalog, which dropped yesterday, was shot in maine this year. here are some polaroids from the shoot that we thought you’d enjoy…

and here is our crew working and enjoying some food together.

kittykate -Oct 12, 2009, 1:18PM
is that models name etta? i beleive i met her at hugs in williamsburg and shes gorg!! loved the pics in the oct catalouge.
fpcarrie -Oct 09, 2009, 5:42PM
hey there, the book comes out sometime in mid- to late-november!!!

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