Saturday, December 27, 2014

Apple cranberry experiment

This cast iron dish includes the remaining apple cranberry mix covered with pie crust stars. I had made the stars to decorate the top of the fruit pie. However the recipe I later chose included a brown sugar pecan crumble topping and the stars were not necessary. As I was filling the pie I realized I had way too many apples and cranberries - even though the recipe called for five apples and I only had four. Perhaps my apples were larger than what is normally used? I have no idea. I put the pie in the oven and thought about what I should do with the extra filling. Here's my decision:

Cranberry apple pie

This is the first apple pie I've made in many years. I do not remember the apples being piled so high. I didn't even put all of them in there. I have a small bowl of apples and cranberries that I guess I will bake in another dish - sans crust!

Friday, December 26, 2014

More Christmas happy mail!

Arrived the 26th and it is so fun to keep getting happy mail. A few cards arrived today too!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Another Ice Dye experiment - table cover 2

This time I used mostly light colors. There is a little violet and dark green. No black or dark blue. I think I might have some unintentional browns from the dyes blending a little.

This piece also has heart ties throughout. I'm curious to see how they look when done. Tomorrow!