"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sweet!



















A bag of Fuji apples, washed, sliced, sprinkled with a tablespoon of cinnamon, and a dash of cloves, drizzled with a little raw local honey, doused and stirred with twelve ounces water, and simmered for ten plus hours in our crockpot, became a bit of yummy honey apple butter.  Sweet!  Then a surprise arrived in the mail!  The winner of my first blog give away, Meredith, sent me a package from Florida. In it I found a box of citrus treats for the whole family to enjoy,  and Meredith used some of the yarn I sent her to create a beautiful bouquet of flower coasters for me! Sooooo sweet!  Thank you, Meredith.  What sweetness is in your life these days?

16 comments:

  1. Ahhhh the little cup coaster is adorable. How lovely to be thanked with citrus !!!! What do you use your little silver cup for in the picture. I have one from my son's baby days....

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  2. Oh I bet your house smelled delicious with those simmering apples and cinnamon! What a sweet return gift from Meredith, she is just a doll. The sweetness in our life is a visit from our son Travis and Kristi today, they bought our lunch and brought us a chocolate cake for Dayle's birthday. I am so happy that they came to visit us in our caravan. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  3. I made applesauce the other day too! So yummy!!
    Good photos! And what a sweetheart that Meredith is!!!!
    XO kris

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  4. How nice Gracie...that was so nice of Meredith. She is a sweet heart . Love that apple butter. I bet it tastes sooo good :)

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  5. What a wonderful surprise you received, is so great having friends in blog land!

    I do like the sound of that apple butter, I might just have to try making some!

    Helenxx

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  6. PERFECT weather for making apple butter...I was just thinking of making something apple this week:)
    Stay warm!
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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  7. Mmmmmm the apple butter recipe sounds delicious - I am definitely going to have to make that! Your parcel looks lovely too :) The flowers are gorgeous x x x

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  8. Your apples sound good, I love to use my crock pot, especially in the cooler weather. What pretty coasters and I like how you've used them to decorate your window. Hope you have a great day. Heather

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  9. I love the sound of your apple butter, Gracie! The little coasters are so pretty, and look lovely decorating your window too.
    Have a happy week!
    Helen x

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  10. I am so happy you have the flowers in the window and you are using one for your tea. Glad you liked your surprise, and again thanks so much for your wonderful gift.
    I bet your house smells amazing!
    Hugs to you sweet Gracie,
    Meredith

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  11. What wonderful friends you've made in blog land Gracie. But then, you show your sweet spirit to everyone who know you. Your apple butter recipe sounds delicious.

    I'm leaving Portland tomorrow, BUT, we're returning next weekend because hubby is having Piper withdrawals. I can tell you that this is one Grandma that will be crying her eyes out when she leaves tomorrow. I've seen this little girl everyday since she was born and I can't imagine going even a day without seeing her. :-)

    Have a wonderful day Gracie.

    Blessings,
    Betsy
    Http://Betsy-thesimplelifeofaqueen.blogspot.com

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  12. I've always wondered how to make apple butter - thanks for the recipe! Those coasters are darling, what fun friends you've made in bloggerville.

    Best,
    Jenny

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  13. What lovely presents from Meredith! And I must say you have a very pretty colander. What's sweet with us? Chocolate at the moment! My husband found some American sweeties: Reese's Peanut Butter cups. We have eaten three and are saving three.

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  14. Such a sweet post Gracie - such loveliness. Life at the moment is quite 'sweet' Love Anne x

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  15. This blog. It's one of the sweetest that I visit! Thanks for showing me how to make apple butter. Mmmm... :)

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  16. Like the little crocheted flowers on the window frame

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