Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fall Caramel Apples and Walks In France

  Yum yums never get old. And I am so easy to please--the other day the family and I made caramel apples, and they turned out so yummy...and beautiful! Don't they just look gobble-worthy?

fall candy caramel apples

I was so excited to eat mine. We were watching It's The Great Pumpkin Charlile Brown, and The Wizard of Oz. We had a great time. These autumn activities are always so fun! Especially with kids--especially when it's something you can eat. I love the holidays. ;D
  For these apples all we did was melt the caramel cubes with a little bit of water over med-high heat I think, and have plates of the toffee bits, M&Ms, and choco chips set by it. We had the apples scrubbed and ready with their forks piercing their insides already. We had a length of wax paper ready too. So when the caramel was melted, we amply rolled the apples in, and rolled it in the candy we wanted--then just let the apples sit on the wax paper for awhile. They were so good.... Wish I could have another one. 

  My work on my poetry collection and M&M novel is going well. Struggling with the novel, with certain details--but that's nothing new. It's requiring a good deal of research. Travel tales. Things I think I can take inspiration from. Sometimes it's a bit overwhelming, but I know it will be worth it! And I'm loving how the story is turning out--although of course moaning and groaning on the extra work it's causing me--and I'm still wondering how on earth I'm going to manage to finish by next spring with me realizing how so much needs to be changed.

  Yesterday I caught sight of a monach in my garden, so I ran and got my camera. I got an amazing shot. It's showing proper love to my zinnia. (My zinnias are doing so well! I'm going to have to grow more next year)!

monarch butterfly on flower

  Isn't it a great shot? I was so happy about it. I took a lot of other pictures--waiting to let the monarch get used to be being close--and this was my reward. Then my sister barged out the door and scared it away. Figures.

  Anyway. I hope y'all are having a beautiful season! I'd love to hear what you're doing!

Oh, almost forgot. Just finished reading The Most Beautiful Walk by John Baxter. It was a very enjoyable read! It had a bit of sexual references/stories, (not unexpected when reading about French culture) but I felt that it wasn't so much as to take away from the rest of the story. There were many interesting stories about artists, personal experiences, people visiting France, and food. I just really enjoyed it. And there are tips at the end that I am definitely going to remember if I manage to get to Paris someday!

Well, that's all for now. Until later!

~Miss Cocoa Latte


  1. I want the apple with the mass of M&Ms! They look yummy :)

    1. They were. Maybe we can have them again.... ;D


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