1. Happy Canada Day…and coffee table decisions.
  3. Friday’s Four (on Saturday).
  4. Blue Black, Pink, Brass & Wood.
  5. In other exciting news, I bought a bed frame.
  6. Lady Abroad / Meet Oneika of Oneika The Traveller
  7. Perfectly lovely.
  8. The design Gods are on my side.
  9. Kilkenny, Ireland | Mount Juliet.
  10. A few things I’m coveting.
  11. It was charming.
  12. Fear, the voice, and getting personal.
  13. The return of Heisenberg.
  14. Happy Me Day
  15. Birthday Wish List
  16. A testament to how I’ve grown?
  17. Friday’s Four
  18. The Fifth One.
  19. A new plant.
  20. Functional and well designed | The little things.
  21. Just 1 Hour.
  22. Friday’s Four
  23. Framed feathers. A simple DIY project.
  30. Randomness. And a few questions for you.
  31. Being sick, listening to your body, and a lesson from Howard.
  32. Flashback: Aswan & Luxor
  33. For Rinah.
  34. Frequent Flyer : Brenna of This Battered Suitcase
  35. Juice.
  36. Whoa. It’s Been How Long?
  37. New Routines.
  38. Full Steam Ahead
  39. Before the sky goes dark.
  40. A day at a castle.
  41. The Weekend. 85 Percent.
  42. All things enamel.
  43. It’s Just Fabric Now…
  44. Frequent Flyer: Kylie of Spencer and Kylie
  45. All That Glitters
  46. Frequent Flyer : Nicole Gibbons of SoHaute
  47. Craving Indian Food.
  48. Just run.
  49. 2018 Travel Plans.
  50. The best damn apple pie.
  51. READ THIS: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
  52. Six random things I have my eyes on.
  53. Galway, Ireland | A day and a half in Galway.
  54. Inspired by candles.
  55. Cork, Ireland | Two days and a lot of walking.
  56. Souvenir At Home: With Gemma of Line x Shape x Colour
  57. The perfect scarf for winter.

Here’s the thing. Sometimes, sometimes, I say things without thinking. In these instances it’s usually about going somewhere to do something or to cook/bake something and it’s usually said to my younger brothers. And here’s the thing about saying you’ll go somewhere or do something to kids – they don’t forget. They will remind you and ask you about it constantly until you follow through. So when I went apple picking with my loved ones earlier this Fall I should have thought twice when I proudly proclaimed to my brothers that for Thanksgiving Day (celebrated this year in Canada on Oct.8) we were going to make an apple pie. An apple crumb pie to be specific. From scratch. And we’d be making the crust from scratch too. Whoops! I mean, who do I think I am? Martha Stewart? I’ve never baked a pie from scratch. I’ve never made a crust. What did I get myself into?

Alls I can say is thank goodness for the Martha Stewart recipe archive. On Thanksgiving Day, with our ingredients ready to go, we got down to business. And since Thanksgiving Day for my friends south of the border is just a few days away, I thought I’d share my success just in case any of you are wondering what to prepare for your upcoming meal.

You know what? Despite my trepidation, in the end it ended up being the best damn apple pie I’ve ever had. And my brothers agreed. Served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream it was the perfect way to end Thanksgiving dinner. I’ve already told several people that this will be my new go to recipe for apple pie. Invite me over for dinner and I’m brining this apple pie. It was so so good.

And just in case you’re wondering, after having his customary Thanksgiving dinner of a smoked turkey leg and vanilla ice cream for dessert Howard promptly passed out on the couch. I tell you, he totally fits in with my family.

// I thought I had bookmarked the recipes but I didn’t. I’m fairly certain these are the recipes I used: Apple Crumb Pie (without the raisins) and Pie Crust

// I pretty much followed the recipe exactly except for a few things. (1) I used more lemon juice than called for – I used an entire lemon. (2) I didn’t chill the pastry for as long as the recipe calls. At most it chilled for an hour. (3) I baked it at a slightly higher time than recommended so it’d bake faster…I just kept an eye on it. (4) The serving directions says to “let it sit for 6 hours” – I don’t know if that’s a mistake because I can’t imagine who’d let this deliciousness sit for 6 hours and get cold. I let it sit for about 20-30 minutes.

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SUE @ SIMONSSISTASAW December 21, 2017 at 22:29

That looks really tasty and now I want apple crumb pie. I’ve never had it like that before – only crumble or pie but really, why choose! And yes, sans raisins, always (I really think if the grapes weren’t good enough for wine, they’re not good enough for me – I just don’t like grapes, raisins or sultanas).

EMERGINGAMIDWIFE December 25, 2017 at 11:38

That looks amazing!!

ANDI OF MY BEAUTIFUL ADVENTURES December 28, 2017 at 09:16

OMG yuuuuuuuuummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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