Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday Favorites



one: encircle by DreamsandJewelry
two: Apples by elmstudios
three: Cassandra dress by annafabo
four: Clara loves a fruity fragrance, by kwilson544

A fairly low-key Friday. I'm not quite twiddling my thumbs, but things are coming in at a pace I feel like I can enjoy the day. Tomorrow we go apple picking! It's time for MacIntosh apples, my ultimate favorite. And I'm determined to get some good baking apples for my umpteenth time trying to bake an apple pie. I'm sure I've mentioned this in the past, but my apple pies end up looking lovely but tasting soggy. Yeah, applesauce pies are my specialty. Any advice?

16 comments:

Melissa said...

No advice for you on the soggy apples. Sorry. I have never made an apple pie. I have done apple crisp though.

Art Kitten said...

Jewels, if you don't want to have saucy apple pies (which I actually think are much better than the alternative) don't use macintosh apples, use something like granny smith, that is a crisper apple, cut your apple slices larger and do not bake for as long. Hope this helps and am looking forward to tomorrow!

please sir said...

Hectic Friday here, but your images have stopped me and said "slow down!" Love these - oh that necklace!

wunderbug said...

these are such gorgeous picks this friday, jewels! (and i love that font.. what is it?)

and pie-making! i plan on making pies in the near future too.. and jam!

picciolo said...

have fun apple picking! Do you bake your pastry blind first? That usually helps as the pastry is crisper when you add the filling.
Love your favourites today, especially kwilsons bird illustrations
: )

Karen said...

I am in love with that necklace...so pretty!!

I'm not much of a baker, but yeah, I think certain apples are better for pies...granny smith are best, I think.

And if that doesn't work...you could try to make your own applesauce! :)

Callie Grayson said...

julia,
use granny smith apples for the pie. they are the best for pies. the reason your apples are getting soggy, too much moisture in the apple (McIntosh are my favorite too, they're juice and sweeter! were the granny is more tart) hence the soggy. so make sure you use the recommended amount of sugar for the tartness.
i am not good at making pies myself, i am still practicing. I called my mum who makes the best apple pie in the world:)
loving your favorites today! and also thanks for the info on bliss shop opening! i love her work.
if you need any other pie advise, let me know and i call call my mum again, she loves teaching people to bake!

{this is glamorous} said...

No baking advice, since I'm a menace in the kitchen, but wanted to wish you a happy weekend :)

xo

littlebyRD said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!!! I have never even attempted a pie...I want to but I am intimidated.

Jaimee said...

Another set of sweet items. I adore anything smocked...just brings me back to my childhood. My mother used to make my sister and I matching smocked outfits.

cindy : quaint said...

i love everything, but really wish i could shrink so i could wear that gorgeous dress! for the pie, i don't think macinstosh apples are the best choice as art kitten said, bu they sure are pretty and tasty. happy weekend jewels!

Catherine at Design Editor said...

Love these picks. Great blog!

april said...

Lovin your pic and your entire blog. We must become friends.

Laura B said...

I love this selection, a very subtle and gental feel :)

Mrs.French said...

pies terrify me...I love eating them, but have yet to make one. Oh and lovely picks, yet again.

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

I love these favorites! Yum! Apple pie! Sorry, I don't have any advice for you. Applesauce pie actually sounds like it would be good! haha! :)