i've been holding onto this picture since we took our trip to London last month. we ate at Giraffe in the airport and i just loved their menus and wanted to share. this restaurant is also where i discovered HP Sauce! yum-my! which i did finally find in our local grocery in the specialty foods section.
p.s. thank you all for your sweet encouraging comments on our giveaway! (not ending till Nov.18) i wish you ALL could win!!!
cook butter, sugar, corn syrup on low until sugar is dissolved. then boil to 220º, add vanilla. pour over popcorn and mix well. note: as syrup and popcorn cool, they handle & form easier, so don't give up.
one of our new money banks we introduced at the gift show in NY. (available end of Sept.) i just love him!
okay, i'm finally back to the blogging world. i've been wallowing in self pity long enough.
about what? oh, about not being able to run-mainly. i've been having some trouble in my hamstring/knee for the past month. this weekend i was supposed to be running Hood to Coast but had to bail. i'm beside myself bummed!
but, on the "thankful" side of things... i can still ride my bicycle!
since i haven't been able to run... i've had more time for eating! haha! every time i go to NY, a burger from 5NapkinBurger off 9th is a must. yum!!!
while looking for 5Napkin's site i found the recipe for their burger on MarthaStewart.com!!! this might have to be on our menu for tomorrow!
if you're interested in attending Artfest this coming spring, registration is open! you'll probably want to register quick as a lot of things fill up right away. here are direct links to my classes.
oh wait, i must get you a close up of the one there on the right.
oh yes, that there my friends are 1000 Year-Eggs! still wishing i would have waited for you? haha!!
okay, they're not really 1000 years old but that is one of the names for these delicacies. one myth is that they were once prepared by soaking them in horse urine. admit it, they're sounding better all the time!
i had to try just a nibble, they looked so delicious. ha! let me just say... not my fave!!! i think the ammonia/sulfur odor and the creamy rotten green center threw me off a bit.
right now i'm missing me some of this yum bread made by my oldest ditter!
all food aside, at least being here i have a bit more time to blog! my days here are spent giving direction, making revisions, waiting for those changes to be made (they hate when i'm in the way) and eating. sounds pretty exciting doesn't it? not really.
this is Katy! fun, vibrant, sincere, energetic, newly married (just a few weeks ago!!) and unlike these granny smith's - sweet as can be! and i am blessed to have her working with us at Allen Designs. she does our graphics, newsletters, advertising, etsy communications and postings, catalog and much more.
she loves to cook and offered to document this recipe handed down from my grandma. she says it's a definite winner!
brought to you by Katy:
Cut and peel 6-8 apples. I usually use 6 apples. It may seem like a lot of apples, but once cooked, the mound of apples decreases quite a bit.
Cut butter into flour until crumbly using pastry cutter or a knife. Add milk/egg mixture. Form dough into a ball. Even though it's messy, using your hands works best.
Roll out HALF of the dough on a floured surface/floured roller until thin.
Spread the crushed cornflakes onto the dough.
Add apples, then sprinkle with flour, cinnamon and sugar.
Roll out other half of dough like the first, cover apples, lightly pinch or fold the ends.
Place into oven until golden brown, drizzle with glaze, cut into bars, and bon appétit! Serve by itself or with ice cream!
Grandma's Apple Slices
2 ½c. + 1 Tbsp. Flour 1c. solid shortening (I use butter) 1 egg yolk + milk to make 2/3c. 1/2tsp. salt 1 ½c, crushed cornflakes 8 large apples, peeled and sliced ( I use 6-7apples) 2tsp. Cinnamon 1c. sugar (I don't use the whole cup)
Directions: Mix shortening, salt and 2½c. flour like pie crust; add milk/egg mixture. Form ball of dough. Divide dough in half; roll out one half on floured surface and put on cooke sheet with sides, putting dough up the sides.* Spread crushed cornflakes on bottom of pan and add apples on top of cornflakes. Sprinkle 1Tbsp flour, cinnamon and sugar over apples. Roll out other half of dough large enough to cover apples; fold sides over dough and press down lightly. Bake about 45min. at 350°F or until nice and brown. Make a glaze frosting by mixing powdered sugar(about 1/2c+) and lemon juice(about 2tsp) until smooth and drizzle over top. Cut into bars and serve!
Alterations: try different glazes: 3/4c. powdered sugar 1 tbsp. milk(or water or fruit juice) 1/2 tsp. vanilla, optional
hi and welcome!!! i'm so glad you're here! my name is michelle. i'm blessed to be a wife (to gary) of 18 years and a mom of two girls; alexis(16) & jess(11). i've been a full time artist for 15 years. i made my start at Portland Sat. Mkt. and art fairs around the country, and then headed into wholesale shows when our oldest began school. i love ART-ing, art journaling, running, cycling and downing junk food!