Saturday, September 3, 2011

Flower bed in September

I bought Johnny Jump Ups (violas) and pansies for the flower bed.  The roots should get a nice start in the warmth of fall and then explode with color and growth in the spring.  That's the plan anyway.


In the vegetable/herb garden I'm still raking in tomatoes.  I'll make another batch of sauce tomorrow.  I think the pumpkins are ready to harvest as well.


Jonagold apples are ripe in the orchard.  Wasps and the dogs have wiped out about half of the crop but I managed to collect enough to make a pie.  The dogs seem to think apple trees are fetch balls on trees.  They don't pick up the ones on the ground.  Oh, no.  They have to pick new ones everyday.

I found a recipe for baking apple pie in a brown paper bag that looked intriguing so I gave that a try.  You can find the recipe here at Bakers Banter
 It's an apple pie with streusel topping that bakes inside a big paper bag - like you get from the grocery store.


It browned up nicely and the paper bag soaked up all the juice that overflowed the pan.  Sweet!


5 comments:

  1. laughing at your dogs plucking new fresh apples for their play! :)

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  2. The pie looks Yummy!

    And my gosh that is a huge pumpkin!

    I hope you have a great weekend
    Leontien

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  3. What I would give for a piece of that pie.

    The garden is our best ever. We have frozen over 40 bags of sauce and have tons of tomatoes, peppers and onions in waiting. I envy your apple tree.

    I'm not handling our hot streak well at all! IT'S DOING ME IN...talk about humidity.

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  4. Really nice photos! Can't wait for apples to ripen around here. Have a great holiday weekend!

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  5. I always say that life is full of coincidences. Today I spent a long time searching for a perfect pumpkin picture and here it was all along!

    When you visit France I will bake a tarte tatin, it is one of my favourite deserts...

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