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Autumn Apple Cake

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We’ve had a bumper crop of small but serviceable Gala apples this year, but this is not a variety that stores for very long. That means we have to make a whole lot of applesauce and find other ways to eat them up before they become a fruit fly infested mess.

Enter the apple cake:


Last weekend Kirk made this cake courtesy of his friend Tressa’s recipe, and it is delicious. It’s like a nice, dense pound cake with layers of lightly spiced apples throughout:

The photo above is of my breakfast leftover portion, but the original was also served with some vanilla custard poured over the top. It’s the perfect fall treat! 
Tressa’s Apple Cake
Ingredients: 2 tsp. cinnamon5 Tbsp. sugar3 cups flour1 3/4 cups sugar3/4 cup vegetable oil3 large eggs2 1/2 tsp. vanilla3 tsp. baking powder1/2 cup orange juice4-5 large apples, peeled, cored and sliced Directions: Stir together cinnamon and 5 Tbsp. sugar. Sprinkle mixture over sliced apples and toss together in a large bowl.In a large mixing bowl, stir tog…

And Now for Something Completely Different...

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In non-gardening news, I wrote a book. And it has a cover:


This book has nothing to do with gardening. Instead it’s a collections of short stories that I actually wrote quite a while ago as part of my master’s thesis. It’s due out from Annorlunda Books in December. 
I’ll keep you posted on where you can pre-order (should you be so inclined) starting in November!