lundi, février 28, 2011


The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along. - Jalal ad-Din Rumi

samedi, février 19, 2011

apple bread

I made this bread for the first time this morning. It was a hit with us and with our breakfast guests. Although the dough seems very thick, do not add additional liquid. The resulting cake is moist and light.

Prep Time: 20 Min | Cook Time: 40 Min


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup applesauce (unsweetened)
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups apples - peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside. In large mixing bowl, combine oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and apples. Fold dry ingredients into wet ingredients, stir until just moist. Note: dough will be thick, but do not add any more liquid.
  3. Divide mixture between two greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans.
  4. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until bread is done. Cool for 10 minutes on wire rack before removing from pan.
Adapted from Apple Bread by Phyllis Herlocker

samedi, février 05, 2011


"Being who you are is one of the bravest and most rewarding experiences. So start immediately - as you can't imagine how much fun you'll have, until you do." -- , Eamonn, on the Born this Way blog

mardi, février 01, 2011


"Yes, some man will love you, child, because it's your nature. And I hope it will be somebody who loves you for who you are, and not for what he wants of you. We have a right to what we want." - DH Lawrence