Master’s Birthday is coming up and dievca is gathering her supplies, the plan is:
Classic Apple Crisp recipe with fresh sliced apples, topped with crisp and buttery cinnamon oats.
Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Skill Level: Easy
Servings: 10 people
For the Apple Crisp Filling:
4 lbs firm-crisp apples, 11-12 medium apples*
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3/4 cup granulated sugar, or to taste**
3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
For the Crumb Topping:
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt1 cup unsalted butter, (room temperature), plus more to butter pan
1 cup rolled oats, or old fashioned oats
Prep: Generously Butter a 9×13 casserole dish with 1/2 Tbsp butter. Preheat the oven to 375F.
Peel core and thinly slice apples to 1/4’ thickness. You should have 12 cups of sliced apples. Squeeze 2 Tbsp lemon juice over the apples and toss to coat.
In a separate bowl, stir together 3/4 cup sugar, 3 Tbsp flour, and 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon then sprinkle mixture over apples and toss to combine. Transfer apples into the buttered casserole dish.
Make the topping – in a large bowl, use your hands to stir together flour, oats, brown and granulated sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Add the diced butter and work it into the mixture with your hands until pea-sized crumbs form throughout. Spread topping over apples.
Bake at 375˚F for 45-50 minutes or until the topping is golden and crisp and apples are bubbling at the edges. The center should register above 175˚F.
No coffee this morning – Champagne it is!
The Blog turned 7 years, yesterday and dievca’s years will continue on this week.
As Master says, “Time ceases to exist with You.”
Thank you for coming on dievca’s ride.
The Tiffany Champagne Flutes she won on auction from Housing Works NYC are clean and ready for use:
They are beautiful, yet quite traditional…
dievca isn’t that traditional anymore ~
she might have to change it up with this Etsy offering in the future.
Or maybe a set of these from Julianna Glass
she doesn’t see a birthday cake in her future, but this submissive design made her laugh!
dievca does see Maryland crabs and crabcakes arriving tomorrow –
🤞 (cross fingers) that they are good.
she used to order from Annapolis Seafood, but they stopped shipping
so she’s trying a new place in Rockville, MD.
Big February Birthdays!
Dad, he’s still hanging on.
Brother? It’s a big one.
(But in all honesty…dievca is dreading the trip.)
But it makes for a slower Sunday Morning.
dievca sends love and coffee.
The May 1968 events in France refers to the volatile, two-month period of civil unrest throughout France punctuated by demonstrations, major general strikes, and occupations of universities and factories. At its height, the events brought the economy of France almost to a halt. The protests reached such a point that political leaders feared civil war or revolution; the national government itself briefly ceased to function after President Charles de Gaulle secretly fled France for a few hours. The protests spurred an artistic movement, with songs, imaginative graffiti, posters, and slogans. (more below)
Half a century after student protests gripped the Left Bank of the French capital, a crowd was drawn to the Sonia Rykiel store to celebrate a new handbag, the Pavé, or cobblestone, meant as a playful nod to an era when angry protesters lobbed the stones at riot police.
That period of rebellion also gave birth to the label, still famous decades later for its striped and colorful knitwear.
And dievca finally found something to buy honoring her age. It took a year :
The social unrest began with a series of student occupation protests against capitalism, consumerism, American imperialism, and traditional institutions, values, and order. It then spread to factories with strikes involving 11 million workers, more than 22% of the total population of France at the time, for two continuous weeks. The movement was characterized by its spontaneous and decentralized wildcat disposition; this created contrast and sometimes even conflict between itself and the establishment, trade unions and workers’ parties. It was the largest general strike ever attempted in France, and the first nationwide wildcat general strike.
“May 68” affected French society for decades afterward. It is considered to this day as a cultural, social and moral turning point in the history of the country. As Alain Geismar—one of the leaders of the time—later pointed out, the movement succeeded “as a social revolution, not as a political one”.
Thank you to Wikipedia, WWD, French Vogue
For 5 years (WordPress Anniversary – Thank You) and I have gotten a year older.
I was trying to think what piece of lingerie do I own that makes me feel absolutely fabulous on the lingerie Thursday~ and what I would wear for you, if we were celebrating together.
Mind you, I do enjoy corsets and latex, but if I am choosing for me and not Master – I go flowy or stretchy, curve-friendly, comfortable, quirky and easy.
What is your “go to” lingerie if its your choice, not your Sir or Madame?
And the lovely item that Master bought for my additional year of Life:
From Bona Drag. (click photo)
dievca celebrated her Birthday, this month, and those years are creeping up in number…
Master asked her what she thinks of Birthdays and of her Birthday.
It took her a moment to come up with her answer.
It was twofold:
1.) I am alive.
2.) Birthdays are an opportunity for people to connect. Phone, Cards, Emails, texts, Face-to-Face.
dievca really treasures the time that people take to connect. she knows it’s a World of busyness, chaos, time-stealers, deadlines, obligations. And if people take their precious time to connect. Wow!
Same goes here on WordPress — when someone takes the time to read, comment, say they stopped by~ How generous.
What does a dievca do for a Birthday in the City?
Send a text out to see if people can stop by for a drink at a local Watering Hole.
In this case, PORCHLIGHT on 11th between 27th and 28th. The new HUDSON YARD area.
What does a dievca wear with the heat (which broke this morning, btw)?
Curly hair growing out, wild…(not much else can be done and it was windy)
Grey/Blue eyeliner, mascara, nude lips and “Bond…James Bond” OPI nail polish on fingernails and toenails!
No, dievca didn’t meet up with Master on the Special Day. They met up earlier in the week when He returned from the West Coast. Master is still a quiet part of dievca’s Life. XO
“Monday’s child is fair of face…”
by Mother Goose
Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace;
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go;
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for its living;
But the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.
Seriously, if you were born on a Wednesday — this is not the verse to listen to~
dievca was born on a:
Early evening. Something about her Dad watching a College Football game at the neighbors and being annoyed that it was time…
Alberta Ferretti – Rainbow Week Sweaters and Hats click HERE
and sweaters all in black with colored writing click HERE
dievca got lucky with buying a dress on the OutNet for a very good price…it is super flattering. The dress is what dievca is planning to wear for her Birthday dinner this month. she’s not sure where Master is taking her, this year, but He likes to see His dievca dressed to be His Asset.
And for LATER, if dievca “Gets Lucky”: