This week I made an organic apple pie with organic apples and whole wheat crust made from the Bronze Chief brand of flour. Since I am a vegan I made an apple pie loosely following a recipe my mom used frequently. For the dough I mixed together:
2 1/2 cups Bronze Chief flour
1/2 coconut milk
1/2 cup of Canola oil
I sometimes use other kinds of oil and non-dairy milk, but what I happened to have in the pantry this time around were the above ingredients, so I these went into the pie. For future pies, plan to continue using the Bronze Chief flour because this red wheat flour is less processed than white flour that is traditionally used in baking. Also, this whole wheat flour adds more of a rustic taste to a homemade apple pie with this theme.
For the apple pie filling, I used:
7 cups chopped organic apples
1/4 cup sugar in the Raw
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon arrowroot powder
I cut up the homegrown organic apples and mixed these with the sugar and cinnamon. Since this is a vegan apple pie, I decided to experiment by using arrowroot powder as a thickening agent mixed into the filling.
The video illustrates how I created the pie for people who prefer watching videos over reading blog posts.
I felt like after yesterday I might not do any more long hair videos for awhile, but I just decided I wanted to do more of the kinds I like. In today’s video, I demonstrate how I create a simple ponytail braid. I have been washing my hair only two or three times a week, and I find that ponytails hold better the second day after washing. I am also interested some of the talk around the web about how some people only wash their hair with conditioner, which I might try, but I think I will still always want to use shampoo. Pro-conditioner people swear their hair is far more manageable only washing with this toiletries.
Here is a slideshow illustrating the completed braid. This day I wore a black sweater and a pencil skirt along with the plait.
Today I am starting to read the historical text Last Hope Island, which is about how Britain hosted the European governments in exile from Nazi Germany. If you are a World War II history buff like myself, you might want to check out this volume.