Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreamy

I find Morning Glories very dreamy.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

There are many signs in the world.

Signs to satisfy hunger.
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Obvious signs for those that need them.

Obvious signs for those that need them.

Signs of celebration.
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Signs of protest!

Signssignsays Signs of the end times?


Po’ Girl’s Applesauce Spice Cake

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Po’ Girl’s Applesauce Spice Cake

1/2 C Butter
3/4 C Dark Brown Sugar
1 Egg
1/2 tsp Vanilla

Sift together following dry ingredients:
1 3/4 C Whole Wheat Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Cardamom
1/4 tsp Cloves
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Ginger

1 C Applesauce
1/2 to 1 C Raisins, Currents & or Craisins
1 C Chopped Nuts if desired

Slowly cream together the first four ingredients, then add the dry ingredients till well combined. Incorporate the apple sauce and remaining ingredients into the batter and bake in a greased bundt or tube pan at 350° for 45-50 minutes.  Please feel free to adjust the spices as well as adding any of the fruit.  You could try chopped plums, apples or leave the fruit and nuts out altogether and it will still be delicious!

Daily Prompt: Howl at the Moon and Other Stuff

I have eaten healthy most of my life. Thankfully they did not have fast food when I was young and we were too poor to over indulge in anything, thank God!

Love the local farmers market at harvest time!

Had to start sticking to a very low sodium diet lately in hopes of keeping my blood pressure at a more normal level. I’m so jealous of people who can eat anything and they’re fine. That’s amazing to me. I recently decided to change-up the usual pasta and sauce by baking it. Used an odd larger pasta called Gigli, made my own sauce with a tomato paste base and very low salt, mostly herbs and spices and layered it with some cheese I mixed up with low-fat sour cream, which is naturally low in sodium compared to cheese. Made for a nice creamy base. Recipe to come later on the Recipe page I’m working on.

Low sodium organic canned beans and fresh/frozen green bean salad with vinaigrette dressing.

Low sodium organic canned beans and fresh/frozen green bean salad with vinaigrette dressing.

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First Touch of Autumn

Sharing part of my garden on this first full day of Fall.  Each year more Chinese Lanterns appear from the original few.  Now I find out “they spread rampantly!”


Weekly Photo Challenge: Endurance

Found an old barn and silo going to see family in Howell last month.  Per the historical sign in front of the barn, it’s a Michigan Centennial Farm which means it’s been owned by the same family for over 100 years.  Living in a city for the last 10 years, I really miss these small towns that still have farmland on them.  The Endurance of the American Farmer cannot be over-stated.  They have always been the back bone of this country and will hopefully stay that way no matter what stunts our government tries to pull.



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