Cie

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Cie, by Jacqueline Cochran (Shulton 1976) is a woody, slightly spicy and very heady green chypre of the late 1970’s/early 80’s variety.  It’s sharp but also lovely, and becomes especially nice during the dry down. However, despite my ability to see the beauty of this vintage fragrance and how others could favor it, I can’t say that I actually like it all that much.  No, sadly, Cie is not me…  Candice Bergen, on the other hand, had a very different experience:  Cie Perfume Commercial from 1978

Of course, I didn’t mind wearing a fragrance I’m not crazy about last night, because the house was filled with the scent of cinnamon, apples and molasses.  We made Apple Pan Dowdy and it was quite pleasant.  I used a recipe I found on Pinterest from a website called, The English Kitchen, Debunking the myths of English Cookery one recipe at a time.  It turned out well.   If you’re interested in seeing the recipe click on the link to the blog below. I’m going to have to try other recipes since the blog’s author, Marie Alice Joan, clearly loves English food, and this was an excellent recipe…

The English Kitchen, Apple Pan Dowdy

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Good Ol’ Granny Smith apples

Apples ready for the sauce!

Apples ready for the sauce!

Next up, adding the topping...

Next up, adding the topping…

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Sifting the flour, salt and baking powder for the topping.

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Cold butter added next…

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Almost ready….

Warm Apple Pan Dowdy with vanilla ice cream.

…and, 40 minutes later – warm Apple Pan Dowdy with vanilla ice cream.

The place got messy, but it was decidedly worth it...

The place got messy, but it was decidedly worth it…

Until Sunday.  🙂