Saturday, October 11, 2008

Fall Is Here

Our landlords have an apple tree and a plum tree in their backyard. Both of them have the most delicious fruit on them. I have eaten a bunch of sweet plums and made apple crisp and baked pork chops with apple slices! It has been great!

It is definitely fall and going to be winter soon. Today the weather is quite cold. It is like 40 degrees and we have seen a few snow flakes on our travels today to get groceries. Among out travels today we got a pumpkin from the Provo Farmers Market. It is the biggest pumpkin. It probably weighs 20 pounds and we only paid $5 for it! Look at it. Isn't it going to be a great jack'o lantern!


We bought a big box of peaches from Costco so I decided to make my first peach pie. Here is the recipe I used:

Fresh Peach Pie
  • Dough for 9" Double Crust Pie Crust
  • 5 cups peach slices, peeled and pitted (or frozen, see above)
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 - 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons cold butter, cut in small pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon milk or cream for brushing the top crust
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon for dusting the crust


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Roll out the pie crust bottom and tops according to directions leaving enough overhang to fold underneath. Place the bottom pie crust evenly in a 9" pie pan or ceramic pie dish and set aside. Fold the top crust in half and place a towel over it so it doesn't dry out.
  3. Toss together gently in a large bowl; peaches, sugar, flour, spices if desired and lemon juice.
  4. Fold into prepared pie crust and dot with cold butter.
  5. Choose either double crust or lattice crust and follow directions below.
  6. Bake for 45-60 minutes or until crust is golden brown and juices are bubbling from vent holes. If the edges start to brown too quickly, place a piece of aluminum foil around the rim.
  7. Remove to cooling rack and let cool for 30-60 minutes.
  8. Serve Peach Pie à la mode with ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.
  9. Refrigerate leftovers if there are any!
  10. Makes 1 double crusted pie. Serves 8.
It turned out great, except that when I make it again, I would use one more peach than the recipe calls for.

End of Summer


On August 25, 2008 we hiked Stuart Falls with Nate and Alisa. We ended up running the last quarter of the way and on our run, we heard a moose! We never saw the moose, but it was cool to hear it! Here are the pictures we took on our hike.


We found this on our handrail outside of our apartment one evening. It was huge!


Damien and I decided to go for a hike one Sunday towards the end of August. Silver Lake was a lot smaller than we thought it would be.

The weather started out nice, but then the clouds rolled in and it started lightening. We just happened to be on top of the mountain on a hike at this time and we had to run down the hill in the rain.