12 August


inchworm, inchworm,
counting the marigolds
seems to me you'd stop and see
how beautiful they are

Yesterday was a very blustery day 

-as Winnie-the-Pooh would say-

it was gray, and rainy and windy

all over our rather tiny island

all day long

I had turkey in the crock pot

apple zucchini bread in the oven much of the afternoon

I roasted various vegetables that I picked up at the community gardens

 It certainly was a touch of autumn 

there are no words to describe the tantalizing aroma

of baked goods, turkey, and the ocean breeze blowing rain through the windows

I wish you all were here.....

 this recipe makes rather A LOT of bread....

there will be enough to gift


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
  • 1 cup shredded peeled apples
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In another bowl, beat eggs. Add oil, sugars and vanilla. Pour over dry ingredients; mix well. Stir in zucchini, apples and pecans (batter will be stiff). Spoon into three greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until done. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 3 loaves.

I omitted the pecans because I didn't have any,
 and also because the boys are not so crazy about nuts in their food




  1. Lovely thoughts and recipe, thanks for sharing!

  2. That recipe sounds amazing! I love getting veggies in everywhere! Thanks for sharing!

  3. This recipe sounds yummy. I have wanted to try to bake with Zucchini (we call them courgettes :) I'll have to give it a try :)

  4. Looks delicious! I will be trying this out! :) Thanks for linking at Women With Intention Wednesdays!


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