02 September 2013

apples + shepherd's pies

I can't believe it's already September and that the sunflowers are blooming in the garden. The summer went by way too fast. We made a quick trip up to the farm this weekend and saw our nieces. I picked some apples and gorged myself on my mom's apple bars.

I've never made shepherd's pie before, but we had some left-over leg of lamb and potatoes from Friday night, so we gave it a whirl and loved it. I like the way the mashed potatoes that you spread over the top become crispy and golden brown.

I'm working on another cowl, but I got hung up on the first round of lace and now it's sitting in the corner waiting to be torn out and started again. Perhaps a glass of wine and a Jane Austen dvd could serve as proper motivation to accomplish that task?

Back to work tomorrow. I'm ready to return to the swing of things.


  1. What a beautiful sunflower - do you know the name of it? Sounds as though you had a lovely weekend.

  2. Your little niece has the most piercing blue eyes! So beautiful :) Just like her Mama and her Aunty Jill! I'm actually trying to hunt down a good spot for apple picking around Philly.

    1. Apple picking sounds like a lot of fun with your little ones. I'm sure there are some beautiful orchards out there. I can't wait to see the pictures you take if you visit one. Thanks, Julia!


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