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Ah, the Magic of Cookery

Well, I was feeling rather glum a little earlier today - quite momentarily, I assure you, but glum nonetheless. I started a post that was gazing drearily on humanity's apparently matchless ability to bring an end to the Anthropocene ... and then I remembered that I meant to make an Apple Harvest Cake today. It's a recipe of my mother's and grandmother's that involves apples and cinnamon and far too many eggs and a great deal of sugar and oil (it's a Second World War-era recipe, for all that it was profligate with the eggs, so oil it was, rather than the fats that were necessary for the war effort, or the dairy goods that were needed for Our Boys at the Front) ...

The result is that, while it baked, filling the house with a perfectly wonderful aroma, I exercised, and then we had an excellent supper of leftovers, and the cake came out just as we finished supper. We will have cake and ice cream after the first hour of anime watching.

And the idea of monologueing about the end of the Anthropocene just flew out the window. At least for now.

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Jul. 19th, 2015 06:04 am (UTC)
Oh yummmmmm... I love anything with cooked apple, and cinnamon just makes it even better :)
Jul. 19th, 2015 09:00 pm (UTC)
We have a saying in our house, that anything can be made better with cinnamon, even savory dishes.

(Of course, we also say every savory dish can be improved with garlic. And a lot of our sweet dishes get improved with orange rind or extract. So, hmmmm, yeah, we think a lot about what we cook with. And cinnamon is something we cook with a lot!)

And I grew up in a farming area where apples (and some peaches and pairs) were the major cash crop, so apples ... mmmmmmm.)

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