26 March 2007

Friendly Rivalry

Dude, how do Oregon and Oregon State people co-exist in peace? One wonders.

15 March 2007

Greek Vest

This is what I did over Christmas break - studied Greek. Thanks Marie for the vest. It has been helping a lot - seriously. And even though it looks sunny in this picture, it was sort of cold.

That's all.

02 March 2007

Easy as Apple Pie

Preface: I should really change my blog title. Because I sort of think Martha Stewart is lame. She has a lot of creative people who work for her, and then she sits around and lives in her five homes and swims in her money bin, oh wait, that was Scrooge McDuck, I got confused.

Anyway, here is an anti-Martha recipe (that is, quick, easy and good). It's Easy Apple Pie from Margarete Dvorak. It's almost more like apple crisp... the sweetness is in the crust, not in the apples.

3-4 Granny Smith apples, thinly sliced (I don't bother to peel)
cinnamon and brown sugar (optional: dash each of nutmeg and cloves)
1 stick butter, softened
1 egg
1 c. flour
3/4 c. white sugar
capful of vanilla flavoring (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 375.

2. Spread half the apples in a pie plate. Sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar (and nutmeg and cloves if using). Repeat with other half apples. (Use enough apples to fill the pie plate up)

3. Mix butter, egg, flour, white sugar and vanilla. Drop dough on top of apples. Do not spread (it will spread as it bakes). Bake 45-50 minutes at 375.

Serving Suggestions:
- Ken enjoys his pie warmed up and topped with a dollop of plain yogurt, just like he likes his apple crisp.
- I like mine covered with slices of brie cheese.