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Another Apple Pie

This post has two geneses: as Fall rolls around to Northern Colorado (37 degrees yesterday, what?!), TC requested an apple pie, after I made Key Lime Pie a few weeks ago.

One of the two things I didn’t do before I left DC was to make VGF pie with my friend Andi. This is for you, Andi, since it’s unlikely I’ll be back in DC to bake pie with you anytime soon.

 

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Out and About & Homework Muffins

I really frickin’ like muffins. I’m sure there’s a double entendre in there, but I care not. When I first printed the recipe for these muffins, I picked it up at the printer in the Loughlin Hall basement and then sat by the laundry room to do my Biblical Hebrew homework. A dorm denizen was listening to some alternative rock over his compy speakers. After a few minutes, I raised my voice to get his attention and asked who was the artist. Surprised at being interrupted, he responded it was Arcade Fire. Being a Luddite or a traditionalist, I didn’t have my compy for BH homework, and I scribbled the band name on the top of the recipe. Confession: I used most of my print quota for recipes since I printed two pages per sheet and double sided for most readings.

 


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Falling Hard Cider Apple Muffins/Muffbars

Avast! Happy International Talk like a Pirate Day! 

 

 

Throwback Thursday, circa 2007, when I began celebrating ITLAPD by wearing my pirate shirt to school. I raise a mug of tea, stolen off a British schooner, to ye.
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Shut Up and Listen: Raw Apple Pie

I am very American in the fact that I like my car. Today my car was the instrument through which I received another wakeup call.
 Black Cat Society | This recipe picture is lost | Vegan Gluten-free | Gothic Granola

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Disconnected | Applesauce Apple Spice Cake

 
You’ll receive what you give
And this is like nothing
I feel like shit
But at least I feel something


“Disconnected” by In Flames

Artistically and technically, the above song isn’t hot stuff, but I appreciate the directness of the lyrics.
applesauce apple spice cake vegan gluten-free | gothic granola
For a rainy Monday, I made this spiced cake to warm up the space, to edge out the creeping voidness, the damp, cold snot of springtime. More specifically, the limp, clammy grip of another spring spent alone. I used to look with scorn on the coupled people I’d see holding hands around town and on Princeton’s campus. Now I see I was jealous. Still jealous! A little self-care can go a long way to putting me in the right place to alleviate said loneliness, even while still alone. Read more →

Da Cats and their Pie

I am my mother’s child; when she was in her teens, she reportedly made many a baked supper. According to Uncle Jimmy, it was usually something in a crust.

sausage apple cheeze pie | vegan gluten-free | gothic granola

 

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Travelling for Dessert II: Stovetop Apple Crisp

When I arrived in Alexandria on Monday to cat-sit for my aunt and uncle, I arrived to a hot house and freaked-out cats: no power since Friday’s storms. The apple crisp recipe below is modified from Jon and Robin Robertson’s Vegan Unplugged: A Pantry Cuisine Cookbook and Survival Guide. I purchased the book in March and was saving it to read for a special occasion. Well, cat-sitting without power was special enough!

 
After two and a half days in an 87-degree house, the apples I brought to my aunt and uncle’s house in Alexandria were going south.  That I dropped them on the basement floor while making a pit stop at my grandparents’ house didn’t help their overripe situation either.  Once the power returned midday on Independence Day, on Thursday I used the apples in a crisp.
 
skillet apple crisp vegan gluten-free Gothic Granola
(While not the original picture, this Brown Betty is a similar dish.)

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