Friday, 25 January 2013

Apple Pie, Cutie Pie and Holidays

Sometimes you have to follow your instant wishes. Like I did yesterday. I came from office with a big big urge to make something tasty, homely. It's easy when you have all the ingredients, lying on the shelves and waiting for you to pick them up and start preparing... an apple pie for example :)

This pie is my Mum's favorite recipe, and this is the first bakery I learned from her. Why I give such importance to it is because it was my fourth attempt of making cakes in the electric oven here in India. All the three cakes made before were tasty, ok, but I couldn't make them fluffy and the process used to take me up to an hour and a half! Yesterday was different, and manipulating with the oven temperature, I finally got it right! You know, it was an achievement for me and was the most happy person in the house, after my  husband, who was also happy to have this dessert with evening tea.
Today is 25th of January, Tatyana's Day (Tatyanin den') which is a Christian holiday named after St. Tatyana. She is considered to be a patron of all students. The Moscow State University, my Alma Mater, has a chapel dedicated to this saint, so the tradition has been created that this day is also called a day of our MSU.
Among other small news is that I was awarded...*blushing*, with the Premio Cutie Pie (there was some prophecy in baking yesterday) award this time by Ljubinka from Made By Ljubinka blog :) Thank you so much! It's an interesting award, as it is given to those using nice colors. Actually, all of us use colors, so may better to call this award a Colorful Blog award or something like this. Now I have to nominate 5 more blogs for the same, and this cute child will be on your blog's page :) It's difficult to choose, as everyone has loads of beauty and color in their blogs. But, I nominated these:
Ali from Random Wooliness
Unn from TinsRose
Jenn from Color'n Cream
Such a cutie pie! :)
The post appeared to be quite informative, isn't it? I had one more thing to share but will tell about it next time.  Tomorrow's is the Day of The Republic of India, and most probably I'll be going with my D to celebrate it at his workplace.
Have a lovely weekend, dear friends, and thank you for your praising comments about my small projects!:) It means a lot to me.

26 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the award and thank you for passing it on to me! I appreciate it! :D The pie looks soooo good! I have an electric oven too and have had a hard time with baking too. I don't think the temperature is true. I should probably get an oven thermometer.

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    1. Thanks, Jojo! I'm glad to know I"m not alone in that electric oven trouble. hehe

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  2. hiya, thanks for checking out my phone nails, glad you liked them! I have learned something here it's the first time I've heard of St. Tatyanas day, very interesting tnx for sharing x have fun tommorrow!

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    1. Thanks to you too, Bonita! Yes, I'm very impressed by your telephone nail series :) Well done!

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  3. Yum! My husband loves apple pie. I like it warm while he wants his cold! Congrats on the award. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I also like apple pies, cold or hot, I fresh is the best!and usually, there is nothing left after I bake it in half an hour.
      Have a nice day too!

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  4. The holiday sounds interesting. The cake looks wonderful!

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  5. Congratulations on your award Anna! That apple pie looks delicious! Have a nice weekend :)

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    1. Elisabeth, thank you!
      Have a nice week!

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  6. Oh YUM that looks delicious! I love apple pie :) Congratulations on the award - you're blog is one of the most colourful I've seen! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. It's very yumm and easy peasy recipe too.
      Thanks, I didn't expect this award :)we of course, very happy to get it.

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  7. Congratulations on your award, and that's a lovely image for your blog. You deserve it, there's always something sweet and colourful going on here. And congratulations on making an apple pie! That recipe does look really wonderful!
    Thank you for your sweet comment on my Marie doll.

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    1. Thanks, Rhisanna!:) I'm touched.
      I really liked Marie very much, so no thanks for praising her looks :)

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  8. Congrats on the award.

    And whenever you have the urge to bake something yummy, feel free to jump on a plane and come to my house ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Magaly! And..is this an invitation? see, I will do this some day and then who knows..:)

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  9. Mmmmm what a tasty looking apple pie Anna!
    Congratulations on your award - and many thanks for passing it on!
    Your blog really is a splash of colour!
    Ali x

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    1. Thanks, Ali and I hope you liked to get it as well, as your blog has always such wonderful colors!

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  10. The apple cake looks delicious! It's 9:11 p.m. here and I shouldn't be thinking about food so close to bedtime but I am feeling the need to eat something. :) Best wishes to you, Tammy

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    1. Thanks, Tammy!
      The thing is that here we have food very late, but I wish we changed our timings.
      Best wishes to you too!

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  11. That apple cake made my mouth water, I could just imagine eating a piece with a dollop of cinnamon cream!

    Congrats on the award Anne :)

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  12. Thank you for thinking of me...
    your blog is lovely.

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