If a blog could collect dust, my blog would have loads of dust covering it by now. My apologies for missing in action, my creative levels have been low and if you follow me on Instagram you will see that I am still alive and cooking […]
I am very blessed to have such an amazing tribe of friends here in Washington. When we first moved here in May, I was so worried that I wouldn’t find any great friends, but I was so wrong. Every week is always fulled with fun […]
By the time I post this it will already be the beginning of fall! The other day I was thinking about why this time of the year is mostly everyones favorite, I think some parents are happy to have a routine with their children going to school. Others may love that there is no longer any hot weather and they can wear their oversized granny sweaters. For me, it is all about the food, the slow and low stews, slow cooked short ribs in the oven, & butternut squash soup. Running to the bulk spice bins to collect grounding spices like cinnamon, ground ginger, cumin and tons of whole peppercorn. Late summer and early fall hands down has some of the best produce! I love getting that last bit of tomatoes and making homemade spaghetti sauce and getting crisp kale that I boil in a large pot water, transfer to an ice bath and lightly sauté with TONS of garlic. In addition, the fall is time for me to think of all the ways I can SLOW DOWN. The days are short and the nights are longer, so I try my best to make sure my days are chill yet full of fun. I want to wake up to fresh sourdough bread with some homemade jam, preserved from the past summers fruits. And have dinner surrounded by winter squash and crisp wintery collards, that are sweet from the falls coolness. Lastly, one of my favorite things to do in the fall is BAKE. Although, I am that person who will turn their oven on in the middle of the summer without AC, the fall gives me every reason to have it on to roasted long trays of root veggies and mostly importantly bake delicious cakes.
When I came across Deb’s (from SmittenKitchen) Mom’s Apple Cake recipe, I had to try it. In Washington, during September is apple season, so I had to make sure I got the freshest apples I could possibly find and bake a cake. I took this cake to my friends going away party and everyone loved it. Below is the recipe and some photos I took while making it. I hope this recipe inspires you to try something classic yet new and get you into the kitchen and bake this week.