Wednesday, September 17, 2014

trench coat

As the fall weather comes on, I'm reminded that every girl can use a good trench coat, isn't this one from Banana Republic so pretty on my friend Kaity.  Vintage dress and accessories.  See more photos from this shoot here and here.  Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

plum crumble

Fruits of my labor yesterday harvesting a ton of plums from my backyard tree, made this yummy plum crumble today and still have more plums to use!  I adapted this recipe from a few different ones I found online.  I halfed, pitted, and sliced enough plums to fill this pie plate to heaping with raw fruit.  Then mixed that fruit with juice from one squeezed lemon, couple sprinkles of cinnamon, couple sprinkles of raw brown sugar, and a couple tablespoons of flour.  Arrange coated fruit in pie plate.  Next make your topping....this one is about 1 1/2 cups of flour, some raw brown sugar (I never use very much), couple sprinkles of cinnamon, teaspoon of baking powder, one egg.  Mix that all up until crumbly and evenly ladle onto your fruit.  Last, drizzle about 1/2 cup of melted butter over the top, place in 375 degree oven for about an hour or until brown and overflowing.  I served mine with ice cream :)

plum harvest

Had some fun harvesting a bunch of plums from my back yard plum tree, barely got all of them, but at least some.  I dragged this old wooden platform out from behind an old building on my property, scrubbed it all down with soap and water, and adapted it for a photo backdrop....always trying to use what I have available :).  Coming up, maybe some more stills with plum recipes.....