I was looking through mom's old cookbooks and discovered Apple Pie in a Bag and it was pretty much the same pie that Monique made from Kim's mom's recipe. I crossed my fingers while it was baking in the paper bag, and it was like unwrapping a surprise gift once it came out of the oven. I was almost afraid to open the bag :-) It came out great, and next time I will make a smaller pie using parchment cooking bags. I have a three cup pie dish that I use when making pie for two. It fits perfect in the parchment cooking bags! Tonight I will be testing rhubarb crumb pie in the parchment bag.
Our "fish truck" is back until December, so I go every Thursday before work to get fish. Last week the fish man (John) had some beautiful Alaskan salmon, so I picked up some local shitake mushrooms (amazing) and made a maple, soy and ginger marinade. Put everything in the bag, and baked it. Easy and five stars ;-)
There is nothing like the aroma of lilacs for me. I look forward to lilacs every spring, and they are just perfect this year. My potting bench was looking worn and stained on the top (hey at least I use it). I am in the process of spiffing it up, and doing a bee theme. I used modge podge and MacKenzie-Childs tissue paper on the top. Then put a protective coating on top.
Some little cuties from my garden.
And finally, I would be remiss to not show some Red Trillium blooms from a recent hike. Our unseasonably warm temperatures at the onset of May caused everything to explode out of the ground. Leaves also came out almost overnight and transformed naked winter-like tree tops into a shady canopy. The photos were taken near our camp while we were summer-izing for the season ;o)