Gold - the 3rd

15 09 2011 DIY

What did I do with those yummy apples???

I filled my tummy with plenty of golden apple crumble! 

Here comes my very simple, all time favorite recipe: 

Wash, cut and core 450g/1lb apples into 1cm/½inch pieces. 

Put in a pot and steam to half soft with just a little bit of water (1-3 Tablespoons) on the bottom. 

Transfer to a greased baking dish and sprinkle with a breadcrumb like mixture of:

300g/10½oz sieved flour (I like spelt), pinch of salt

200g/7oz butter, cubed at room temperature

175g/6oz sugar and some cinnamon if you like

Bake at 180C/350F/Gas for 40-45 minutes until the crumble is golden brown and the fruit mixture is bubbling. Serve with golden vanilla custard, whipped cream or Vanilla ice cream.

Mmmmm - soooo GOOD!!!

More Gold

09 09 2011 Thinking About

Friends - everywhere I look, I can already see it...

Autumn's gold IS coming.

Slowly, subtile but persistent does it mingle with late summer's colors.

I watch nature's ever reliable rhythm with fascination and gratefulness.

When I lived in California, the change of the seasons always took me by surprise.

I would wake up in the morning and BOOM! it would be fall(ish) outside - without a glimpse of an announcement beforehand. Ok - those California trees, who participate in the whole changing thing, would show it  then - all others pretend anyway, that there is ALWAYS summer in California...

Very effective...

But back here in Germany there is a much slower pace which gives you plenty of time to settle into autumn flow.

I will be off to collect some apples.

There are many Apple trees planted alongside Germany's remoter roads. You can officially apply for some trees and then harvest the apples but nobody minds, if you just stop and fill your basket for your needs.

Next post, I will show you what i did with these yummy, juicy fruits...

For now, let's ENJOY the very first golden moments of fall and give thanks to natures bounty:

Sitting outside on a (golden) bench with a cozy warm blanket...

marveling about the beauty of just simple golden straw...

stocking up golden wood...

LOVE this golden life!