Monday, March 29, 2021

Dutch Appeltaart!

    Ever since I picked up the March/April 2020 edition of Bake from Scratch magazine,  I've been wanting to try their Appeltaart recipe. I've never tried making one before—I haven't even tasted one! As usual, the instructions were very well written. I ran out of time while preparing the appeltaart, so rather than serve it for Saturday evening dessert, we had a slice on Sunday afternoon. And evening!  

I was afraid that when I removed the sides of the springform pan 
the appeltaart would collapse. Happily, it did not!

I should have added a dollop of whipped cream on the plate because, well,
 everything tastes better with whipped cream!

                                                                It was a lovely treat!

                                                                  Have a sweet day,

                                                                       Judy Ann


Monday, March 8, 2021

A Chat with Deanne Fitzpatrick!

    A few months ago, I had the great pleasure and privilege of being interviewed by one of the most creative, inspiring, generous, curious, accomplished, and beautiful women I have ever met, Deanne Fitzpatrick. Her mantra, Create Beauty Everyday, is perfect for reminding me, and anyone else who strives to live a creative life, to get busy. The beauty we create can be as simple as a loaf of bread, an embroidered flower, a photo, a line in a story, a quilt block or, in Deanne's world, gorgeous hooked rugs. Check out her rug hooking website where you can see Deanne's amazing original rugs, her wonderful books, get instructions on rug hooking, and that's where you'll find the podcast of her interview with me! We talked about writing books, one of my favourite topics. Of course, I slipped mention of my grandkids in there, too, as often as possible! If you happen to listen to it, you'll hear me say that I don't yet know who is illustrating my next book. Since then, we have our terrific artist, √Člodie Duhameau. She is doing a fantastic job of illustrating Waiting, which will be out about one year from now. Can't wait!

Have you created any beauty today? I baked cookies and buns, certainly not perfectly beautiful, but still delicious!

                                                                          Enjoy your day,

                                                                                Judy Ann