I was actually looking for something else at the fabric store when I spied these two fabrics--the brilliant blues and crimson red in the "Anemone" fabric and a companion small print in the same blue. As anyone born in September knows, sapphires are your birth stones and asters are your flowers, which has a beautiful periwinkle blue as one of it's colors. Unfortunately, I couldn't find "Aster" fabric, but I don't think you'll be disappointed with another "A" flower--Anemone.
Anemone's come in beautiful colors and gardeners also know them as "wind" flowers from the Greek word for wind, anemos. When Kelly and I were planning her cottage garden in Kentucky, I suggested adding anemones because of their brilliant colors and when they bloomed, she said, "Mom, I can't believe how much punch they add to the garden!" They are perennials and came back even this past year. This flower is one of my favorites, but then, for a gardener, it's like your children...aren't all of them your favorite : )?
Along with the apron, I came across a recipe in the latest Williams-Sonoma catalogue for Dried Fruit Granola Bars and thought they'd be perfect for breakfast or snack now that schools are back in session. Of course, I have a lot of gardening to do, getting ready for Fall, so a quick bar will sustain me while I'm outside.
As a special treat this month--every time you comment on a post, I will put your name in my flower pot to have a chance to win this beautiful apron. So, if you comment on every post, you could have 16-18+(my average posts for a month, but it could be more) chances to win--which is really good odds.
Dried Fruit Granola Bars with Peanut Butter Drizzle
--Just click on the title and follow the link and it will take you to the recipe!
Golden Flaxseed Meal.
After I mixed everything together, I dampened my fingers to easily press the mixture into the half-sheet pan. Bake as directed. Place a rack over the bars and turn the pan upside down. Remove the parchment paper, then, place a second rack on top and turn to the right side.