Stitching Times serves up stories, examples and tutorials about needlework related crafts, especially quilting and crochet. Almost all of the projects shown have been designed by Kay Stephenson

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

An Aside: Why I Should Blog About Food

As a blogger who writes mostly about quilts and occasionally about other crafty projects, I sometimes wish I blogged about food. I mean I don't find time to quilt every day, but I always eat. Most days I even cook. How great would it be to have something new to write about every day. Take today. My dog was feeling lazy so our walk was cut short. That gave me an extra hour in my morning. So zippity zip...

a few ingredients

rolled together

in about an hour and a half we have a pretty pie!

Write down the recipe just so...

Apple Pie Recipe 
6 large apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1/4 - 1/2 cup sugar (depending on the tartness of your apples)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening
4 tablespoons ice water

Combine flour and salt, then mix in the shortening with a pasty blender. Add just enough cold water to bring dough together, and divide into two sections. Roll out the bottom crust and gently place it in a pie plate. Peel, core, and slice apples and mix them in a bowl with cinnamon, sugar, and lemon juice. Pile fruit into the pie plate and mound up. Roll out top crust and place it on top of the pie. Trim excess crust from edges of pie plate leaving about an inch all the way around. Fold crust under and crimp to seal. Cut 3 - 5 vent holes in top of pie. Bake in a 450 degree oven for ten minutes then reduce heat to 350 and cook for an additional 35 - 40 minutes. 

Voila! Cooking I was going to do anyway and all I had to do was take a few pictures.

On those days when I don't cook, how easy is it to write a review of the yummy or not so yummy dishes I ate at the restaurant. Now I'm sure my food blogging friends will howl, but life would be simpler if I was a food blogger. 

Unfortunately, what this post misses is the real love of subject that I feel for quilting, apparel and home decor sewing, crochet, felting, and holiday ornaments. Guess I will just have to be satisfied with far less than a post a day.

Still, Bon Appetit!

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