Throughout my journey of estate sales and thrift shops, I found this 1960's/1970's A line dress that reminded me of fall foliage. Although its not autumn now, and I am posting this way late, the dress features vibrant shades of orange, yellow and red, mixed with blue like the sky.
The mix of warm and cool hues, inspired me to research a citrus and seasonal recipe.
Behind my apartment is a beautiful ivy wall, that foliates in patches like this dress's patterns. The variety of colors reminded me of this dress, which planted the seed to make something that is warm and hearty, but also refreshing.
I found this vintage "Honey Baked Apple" recipe that seemed easy to make and is also budget friendly. Those two concepts, accessibility and affordability is important to me. Cooking has become so sophisticated that it can either break the bank, or become a nightmare trying to find all these rare ingredients.
This vintage recipe inspired me to recreate this with agave to make it vegan. Old fashion recipes are great because they are affordable and most are not difficult to make.
The beauty of color. The beauty of nature. The beauty of Whole Foods as a sweet treat. From me to you, I hope you enjoy a modern twist to this old fashion recipe inspired by this 1970's dress.
This 1970's dress is now available my Etsy Account at, The Elizabethan Closet.
A 1960 Orange Baked Apple Recipe Made Vegan
Bake Time: 40-50 minutes
2 large honey crisp apples (or 4 small apples like gala)
1 large orange, juiced
1 tbsp agave nectar
Pinch of nutmeg, cinnamon + sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Faranheit. Core the apples but do not core all the way through, leave the bottom. Set the apples in a baking dish.
Juice the orange and mix with the agave together. Pour the orange-agave in the center of the apples. If there is extra you can keep it to pour on after the apples cooked. Sprinkle the top of the apples with cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. Pour water in the baking dish.
Bake for 40-50 minutes. (If smaller apples they'll cook quicker. When finished, sprinkle with more cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar. Eat immediately. Keep an eye on the apples near 30 minutes to make sure the skins aren't wilting.
Recipe adapted from clickamericana.
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com