I altered the recipe just a bit, namely to cut down on the sugar. The recipe called for 1 1/2 cups of sugar, but I cut it down to 3/4 cup. I think you could even cut it back to 1/2 cup and it would be sweet enough. I baked it at 350 degrees, figuring that would be considered a "slow oven"! If you notice there is no oil or butter called for, so that would make this a low-fat loaf.
I also baked a banana bread for the kids lunches this week. I was about to reach for my Jean Pare book when I remembered that Grammie had a recipe for that too. I had to leave the nuts out because I'm sending it to school, but it still turned out well. It's quite dense, so next time I might add a bit of applesauce.
My David Austin rose is blooming wonderfully in her new garden. I am just in love with the way she looks and the way she smells.
My coral climber is doing well too. After I put the trellis up but before I secured it to the fence, a fat racoon or cat walked along the top of the fence and knocked one trellis over; breaking off a stem that had three lovely buds on it. Needless to say the trellis got secured the very next day!