Monday, September 23, 2013

FABBY: Apples for Two

Hello sweet friends!

        I just got back from our very long weekend at our daughter's house for grand Victoria's First Communion, which was last Saturday the 21 of Sept., 2013. Everything turned out fabulous and our young Victoria was extremely happy!

I will be posting about the First Communion after this post with the 'Apple Theme,' which I had ready for "Kathleen's new challenge, for Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen." I did a small table for the two of us with everything APPLE...right in our kitchen nook. I hope you like it!  Here goes...

My contribution to the challenge for 'Let's Dish at Cuisine Kathleen with the 'Apple Theme' has been by using green apples, green plates and green goblets. The table topper has some apples as well, although not green as I tried to incorporate specially the Green color in this tablescape. 

The dishes in green were all made back at our past Factory, including the Apple-green ones.

The tablecloth has a Fall look to it and some red apples in the print as well.

Rattan charger, white dinner plate, green and white entree plate.

Apple napkins on top of apple-green salad plates.

The bowl at your right, standing on leaves is for the soup.

I liked this tablecloth I had for the kitchen table, as it has a Fall look to the print, what with leaves, pumpkins and apples.

Late afternoon colors and I have lighted the stained glass sky light, here in the kitchen.

I love how the sky has streaks in blue shades and even a pink one; as it's 6:30 pm as I finished this tablescape before I went to my Victoria's First Communion.

Now, the following day I grabbed two apples and made this delicious 'Apple Pancake' Alejandro loves and for our lunch I've mentioned before that we have a heavier lunch and a lighter dinner.

The Apple Pancake recipe follows:




  1. In a large bowl, blend eggs, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Gradually mix in milk, stirring constantly. Add vanilla, melted butter and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Let batter stand for 30 minutes or overnight. (When I'm doing a dinner party I let it stand so it's ready from the day before, otherwise I don't)
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  3. Melt butter in a 10 inch oven proof skillet, (I use a cast-iron skillet) brushing butter up on the sides of the pan. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. Sprinkle mixture over the butter. Line the pan with apple slices. (I use 2 small apples instead of just one).  Sprinkle remaining sugar over apples. Place pan over medium-high heat until the mixture bubbles, then gently pour the batter mixture over the apples.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and bake for 10 minutes. Slide pancake onto serving platter and cut into wedges.
PS: This is great with vanilla ice cream too, on a hot day, or always, lol!

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Between Naps On the Porch I will be participating in Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch.

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Sarah said...

Fabby, congratulations to Victoria. Thanks for sharing all the apple goodness and that beautiful view again.

Ricki Treleaven said...

What a special time for Victoria. My youngest is in tenth grade, and it's the year our church has confirmation class for kids.

I love how you totally rocked the apple challenge. I love Granny Smith apples! I love the green of them. Cute plates, too!

I want to try your recipe. I need to bake for a family soon, so I might try it!

Ricki Jill

Vel Criste said...

I really must try this Apple Pancake FabbY!! Looks super yummy! Love your apple table Fabby, I'm sure that pancake will taste extra special here! BTW, I love your skylight!!!! It has always been my dream to have one in the kitchen but we could not put one in this house since we have a second story, but yours look absolutely stunning !!!!

martinealison said...

Bonjour ma très chère Fabby,

Je suis certaine que la communion de Victoria fut extraordinaire. Cette journée restera mémorable... j'ai hâte de lire ton prochain billet.

En attendant afin de ne pas tomber dans les pommes, je m'accroche aux merveilleuses photos que tu nous montres avec cette dernière publication sur le thème de la pomme dans tout ses états !

Une très jolie table automnale qui fait honneur à cette Dame qui vient de détrôner notre Dame Eté avec tristesse en ce qui me concerne.
Cette période de l'année me rend nostalgique... je n'aime pas trop ! Ma satisfaction est cette année que mes deux filles attendent un heureux événement ! L'une pour le 7 novembre prochain et l'autre le 29 décembre...

Pour en revenir à nos pommes !... j'aime tes cloches qui mettent en valeur la star du moment. J'apprécie également tout ke raffinement qui tourne autour d'elle.

Je te fais de gros bisous.

Bernideen said...

That apple pancake looks delicious! Lovely table as always Fabby!

Terri said...

Hello Fabby,
What a great theme! And you did it so well! Every bit, every choice you made was brilliant. The entire table shows so well.
I am so glad your granddaughter's communion went so well. I am sure you had a wonderful time.

xinex said...

Your apple pancake looks yummy, Fabby? See, we think alike again, both made our apple green tablescape in the kitchen nook., lol. I love your various cloches. You even managed to find a tablecloth with apples on it....Christine

NanaDiana said...

First off- I can't wait to hear/see the granddaughter's first communion.
Secondly, I don't think anyone in blogland has the dishes/china available like you do. Good thing you owned a factory for those otherwise you would be paying off huge loans to own all of them!;>) You have such a marvelous collection. I am just sighing over the view you have there. It must be just magical at night when the lights are all on as you look out.
I am saving your recipe, Fabby. It looks delicious.
Glad to see a post from you- xo Diana

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Fabby,
Indeed, congratulations to your sweet Victoria on such an important day. So glad it all went smooth!
Your apple settings are like a painting so pretty.
Have a great week.

PS thanks so much for that video link; very useful for sharing at times with others!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I love your wonderful apple tablescape, almost as much as I love that view from your window, wow it is so beautiful and then the apple dessert, wow I am so jealous of the dessert and the view to see while eatting

rebecca said...

This is certainly a blue-ribbbon setting--and at my favorite spot in your home, too!

I shall look forward to hearing more about your granddaughter's first communion, Fabby.

Best wishes for a pleasant day today! We are enjoying such lovely weather here in northeast Indiana, USA...

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Hi Fabby, thank you for sharing your talent in creating an inspiring tablescape. You are full of ideas and your choice of colours is sublime. Love the green, so relaxing and inviting.

Have a good week my friend.



Pamela Gordon said...

I just love the apple green theme of your table, Fabby. It looks so pretty and cheerful. The dishes are very pretty and I love rattan chargers. The apple pancake looks delicious and we enjoy ice cream on our apple desserts all year around here. :) Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Pamela

HouseTropical said...

What a lovely table setting as usual Fabby! That green just pops! I can't wait to hear about your grand daughter's first communion.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos!

Snap said...

apples -- just in time for Fall! i love apple green and what a treat to see your kitchen. thanks for the recipe -- i can see why it is a favorite! Congratulations to Victoria -- a very special day.


Maria A. said...

Hi Fabby,
The apple theme turned out beautifully in this post. Lovely tablescape and delicious looking pie!
Have a great week, dear friend!

Jolene said...

Oh! I love the apple theme you did. I think you knocked it out of the park. The Apple Pancake looks divine. I think I will try making it for Taj, he loves apples.

Your stain glass skylight is so perfect for your beautiful home and the view from your window... oh how heavenly. I just love coming to your blog home.

Ginger Knox said...

Fabby, I love the green apples with the lovely green dishes. The dishes with the vining leaves are special.
Thanks for sharing with us. Now, I am going to eat a Granny Smith apple.
love to all, ginger

Dianne said...

Fabby, you did such a great job keeping to the theme, but not overdoing it with apples. I love it! I agree with Sarah, that view is to die for! Dianne

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Dearest Fabby,

I just love all the use of green - it is soooooooooo my favorite colour!

What I can't believe is your amazing VIEW- that is absolutely stunning.

Happy Tea Day! Big hugs!!

Barbara F. said...

First, I just love your apartment there, Fabby. Beautiful table as always, and the pancake sounds so delicious. Congratulations on your grand daughter's First Communion. xo

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Fabby this looks great! Love the green dishes from your factory. I don't remember seeing those before. I like the tablecloth and the pretty green glasses.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Fabby, your table looks wonderful and I love the green! The apples in the green and white dish under the cloche look so pretty. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Blessings,

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Sweet! I love the idea of the apples in the bell jars, and the apple pancake looks delicious. Blessings!

My Cozy Casita said...

Hi Fabby, My congratulations for Victoria on her communion.
beautiful tablescape your apple
pancake look delicious.
Happy Fall

Candy S said...

I am so happy that Victoria's first communion was such a happy and successful occasion. Your apple table came out so pretty. I love the green glasses and the gorgeous entree plates. The apple napkins finished the tablescape off perfectly. Great job Fabby!

janice15 said...

That apple pancake looks really great! I love all your table things they look perfect for Autumn.. Happy Autumn..with love Janice

Karen said...

Hi Fabby,
I love your green apple décor. As a retired teacher, apples always remind me of back to school in September and decorating my classroom. Your kitchen tablesetting is so well coordinated and delightful. I must try your recipe too. Thank you for visiting me. Have a wonderful week.

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Fabby, you've done a wonderful job. Your table looks very happy and autumnal, and I love your kitchen stained glass. I did that in one house I had. This house had a terrible lowered ceiling with a huge rectangular light fixture and, as I was a new mother with very little money to renovate, the answer was to replace the perspex with a stained glass window. So I took a course and made one. I loved the way it looked and I still love the way stained glass looks.

Pat@BPM said...

Your apple table is wonderful, Fabby! I love the apple green, the cloth and of course, as always, the view from your kitchen!

Anonymous said...

This table is wonderful. Love that tablecloth and especially the apples in the cloches...great!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Hi Fabby! Congratulations to Victoria! I love your apple tablescape and that wonderful view. I can't wait to see that MacKenzie-Childs table soon ;o) Hope you get it. xo said...

Your apple table setting is like an orchard Fabby! I love the napkins especially, they tie it all together. Your green and white plates are gorgeous and I love the bowl of apples under the dome. Your view at sundown is so beautiful, I would linger there for a while!

Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

I really like this. I am not much of a pumpkin decor person so this is such a great idea.

Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Fabby, I love your apple tablescape, so pretty and I always adore that view. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Linda Primmer said...

Fabby, what a perfectly happy and delightful table. The apple pancake looks so appetizing. You certainly met the apple challenge with full vigor. So lovely and colorful. makes me happy. xo Linda

Suzan Sweatman said...

Just beautiful as always Fabby - I must find some of those mini cloches you have - really - I MUST find some of those :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow FABBY! I love your apples and green theme. Everything looks so-o-o beautiful! I can just imagine how delicious that apple pancake was. Congratulations to Victoria on her First Communion. I look forward to seeing the pictures.

Mona said...

Hey Fabby,
I can't wait to read the post about Victoria. what a wonderful milestone in her life...
Your table is beautiful. I like that you used green apples and your green dishes are perfect with them..I love that shade of green...and the views from your windows..oh my..I would stand there and gave out all day long...Beautiful!
Love, Mona

Rosie M. said...

So, so pretty!! your table is happy and welcoming! I especially love the tablecloth and napkins and how well you incorporated a green theme. I love the view you have from your kitchen window, too! A job well done!
Rosie from The Magic Hutch

Deanna said...


Marigene said...

Oh, all the green...and those dishes are just gorgeous! Sure wish your pottery was available here in the states. Your kitchen view is amazing.
I always use Granny Smith apples for baking, probably has something to do with the color!
Have a wonderful week, Fabby...

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Fabby, I love those green swirly dishes and you have displayed them so nicely. Your apple pancake sounds like the type of dessert we would like too. Congratulations to Victoria! We will look forward to seeing your post. Linda

Melody Brown said...

What a Pretty table and that view! I love the ceiling light it is gorgeous.I hope you can come by and checkout my giveaway!

Diane said...

Fabby - what a great tablecloth and napkins! They really were a fantastic start to this cute table. Love all of that "apple" green and your accessories! So excited for Victoria - cannot wait to see some photos from the big event!

Diann said...

What a fun apple table. I love that you went with the granny green theme! Very pretty Fabby!

Melanie said...

Love the green dishes and the glassware, they are so pretty! That apple pancake looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty table setting Fabby. Love the skylight.. Recipe looks delish also. You must have a beautiful view from your windows. :)


Cindy said...

Hello my friend,
Your kitchen looks lovely in its green tablecloth and dishes. Your table is set so beautifully. You do everything so nicely.
Perfect fall table! And you must never tire of the view out your windows.
Hugs, Cindy

Entertaining Women said...

I love the clear colors that you have used in your
tablescape, and the vistas from your windows elevate everything to amazing. I love those green goblets...great color and size. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Melody Brown said...

Hi! I am so happy you join us at REdnesday! And, you're now entered for my giveaway8)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the pop of the green apples with the red! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

Laurie Ritchey said...

What a wonderful post, filled with such gorgeous photos. That stained glass skylight always makes me drop my jaw - gorgeous! The view from your window is so pretty, and oh my word, that pancake has me drooling. I'll have to try that recipe. Thank you for sharing it. Your table is so pretty. I've never seen a piece of your pottery that I didn't love. Those square, bright green plates and the soup bowls are fabulous. What great napkins for this table, and I'm loving the tall cupcake stands holding green apples. I don't know what that rectangular container is for, but it looks great with apples lined up in it. Congratulations on your granddaughter's first communion. laurie

Jann Olson said...

Fabby, I love this apple green color! You have put together a gorgeous tablescape for Fall. Your skylight is beautiful and so happy that you shared it with us. The apple pancake looks delicious also. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Leslie said...

Lovely fall table Fabby! .. and such gorgeous colors. The green apples are so pretty and the pancake.. I want that in my belly!!! Congratulations to your sweet granddaughter on her First Holy Communion. I remember mine as if it was yesterday:)


Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Love this apple themed post - the apples match the glassware wonderfully and the apple pancake looks delicous! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Fabby, Your table is so pretty and the apple pancake looks delicious!
Congrats to Victoria and I am glad her special day went well. Thanks for sharing this at the Open House party and I really appreciate all your support of my blog and party.
Take care, friend