Fall means apple season. I spent a few years of my childhood living in England, my parents' native country, and fall there (actually, autumn there) was so beautiful and, well, appley (yes, I made that word up). We lived three of our years in England in Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Southwell is known for being the home of the Bramley apple, which is THE apple to use when baking pies/cobblers/crumbles/crisps/cakes (there's a lot of yummy things you can bake with apples). Well, today I am reliving my childhood with this delicious and oh-so-seasonal apple walnut cake recipe.
Raise your hand if you know lots about stevia. If you don't know anything, keep your hand down. Mine would be somewhere in the middle. Then the lovely people at NuNaturals sent me an email asking me to review some of their products. I figured this was as good a time as any to increase my stevia IQ. I knew that stevia was a great natural sweetener that I could cook with to avoid getting the gross sugar highs and energy crashes I experience when I eat sugar. But when I have cooked with stevia in the past I've struggled to get past the slightly bitter aftertaste.