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Apple Pie Secrets Revealed!

Recipe!  And apple pie secrets!! 

Who doesn't swoon over the heady fragrance of an apple pie baking in the oven?

And since we are right in the middle of apple season (in the Northern hemisphere),  what better way is there to welcome fall than by baking an apple pie! 

Making the filling is very easy - remove the skin and core, slice thinly, stir together with a few simple ingredients, place the mixture in a pie shell and bake!  If you haven't yet learned to make pie crust, there are  ready-made pie crusts on your supermarket shelves.

Playing with Gourds, Dried Leaves and Mod Podge

I love playing with gourds!  Absolutely love it!  And, apparently, I am not alone.  So - I have planned a few posts to share crafty gourd goodness!

Since it is now officially Fall, I have chosen to decorate my gourd with dried fall leaves; but just so you know, dried flowers work just as well. 

I have these flowers drying right now. I just picked them from my fall garden - rudbeckia, delphinium, hydrangea, pansies, asters and lobelia - to create a fall flower gourd.

Fall Leaves and Mod Podge Magic!

Use Mod Podge to save those beautiful red, yellow, orange and purple fall leaves for this year and the next and the next.

Toss a few newspapers in the back of the car.  Anywhere you find gorgeous leaves, gather them and place them between pages of the newspaper.  Place another group of papers on top to provide just enough weight to flatten the leaves gently and prevent them from curling.

Wheat Harvest - Make House Blessings

For centuries it has been traditional, during the wheat harvest, to bring a bit of the harvest into the home and fashion simple or intricate wheat weavings  as  "house blessings"  in the hope they will bring prosperity and good fortune to the family.  In the spring, the wheat buds were scattered over the newly planted fields to ensure a bountiful harvest.

Correcting a mistake! There still is a Pendleton Woolen Mill Store in Portland!

Last spring, I created a post to celebrate the 100th birthday of  Pendleton Woolen Mills . At the time I posted, I was under the mistaken impression that the Portland Pendleton Woolen Mill Store was no longer open.

A very nice reader left a comment letting me know the Woolen Mill Store is very much still open!  To rectify my mistake, Diane and I recently spent a whole morning finding treasures and recording the visit.

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