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Washington Cherry Upside-Down Cake

Oh my. Cher­ry Upside-Down Cake. You real­ly must taste it.

Peo­ple often ask me — “why ‘Food for a Year’? Do you make meal plans? Do you show peo­ple how to store up enough food for a year?”.…  I think this recipe a good way to answer that ques­tion. Our years are filled with tra­di­tions, sea­sons, cel­e­bra­tions, trav­el, sched­ules, work, monot­o­ny and once-in-a-life­time moments. And this Cher­ry Upside-Down Cake blends sev­er­al of these into one gor­geous, mem­o­rable dessert.

While on our recent stay in Wash­ing­ton State (Orcas Island to be exact), my friend, Ang­ie, joined us for sev­er­al days. It just so hap­pened that her stay was dur­ing our shared birth­day week — which can only mean one thing :: cake. Con­tin­ue read­ing

Fresh Washington Apple Crisp w/ Cinnamon Streusel Biscuit Crust

While in Wash­ing­ton, it didn’t take me long to notice we arrived right in the mid­dle of apple sea­son. At almost every turn, I saw apple trees with branch­es bow­ing at the weight of large, bright­ly col­ored apples. I had to force myself not to pull over and pick a pie’s worth of apples. I did pull over and knock on a few doors, hop­ing the home own­er would give me per­mis­sion to buy some of their apples ((no one came to the door — and I know they were home)). Thank­ful­ly, I even­tu­al­ly came across a road­side stand with fresh­ly picked apples for sale, and with that — I was well on my way to mak­ing the best apple crisp of my life. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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