Thursday, October 8, 2015

Autumn food and blooms

Hello Friends,
Can someone tell me where September went??? What happened?? Was I in a deep sleep and miss it?!
It was one of the busiest "Back to School" seasons I can remember... every night there was meetings...Karate. I was also involved in a bunch of "Swaps" which I will get to on my next post. In the meantime there was this going on as usual recipes below.
Lots of food a blooms...first up my Zucchini Chocolate Chip cake. If you follow me on Instagram I posted the recipe there as well but here it is.
Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cake
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded zuchinni 
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 3/4 cup safflower oil ....Mix these together in a bowl 
Next bowl
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg 
Sift together and add to the Zucchini mix then stir in
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup semi sweet chips
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes in a 9x13 baking pan.
This is not a super sweet or spice version just something light to go with tea or coffee. You could up the sugar and the spices. The crumb was very nice and moisture was good.

Next up... Baked Acorn Squash with Sage and Maple Syrup
  •  2 Acorn squash sliced
  • handful of sage
  • Irish butter...I used Kerrygold  
  • Good quality Maple syrup ...mine is form my in- laws property in Upstate NY <3
  • S&P
Bake at 450 till tender about 35 min.

The Blooms ...Echinacea,Chamomile and Straw Flower have become fast favorites...YES...we got a new puppy named Oakley and Australian Shepard...I adore him,sweetest thing ever...the crocheted shawl is for a swap...I'm going to be very sad to part with it but the pattern is made up by me and I will be sharing it with all of you as soon as it gets to its owner... who I might add is completely adorable and I cant wait to see her wear it!
Ohh...the biscuits...I used this recipe here..cut the cooking time a bit...they were great!

And how is your Autumn coming along?
Be Well,