It’s still not quite 10am here, so grab a cup of coffee and a muffin. If you’re lucky, you have one that’s as delicious as mine. But I’ll get to that later… I finally decided to change my photo in the sidebar. I started to […]
Here’s what I’ve learned during my brioche a tete saga: 1) I can actually make a cooking plan and stick to it when a party or special occasion isn’t involved; 2) I can make it completely through the second step; and 3) by the time […]
The local weather widget on my Mac’s dashboard says it’s 90 degrees outside right now, but I don’t believe it. Although it does seem to be quite a bit warmer than what the weather guy reported this morning, it’s still not that hot. I’ll believe 80. Maybe. I can feel a nice breeze — refreshingly cool, but the sun is scorching! No complaints, however. None at all. Actually I’m sort of amazed that when summer officially began a couple of days ago with the ending of school, the ever-present June Gloom we’re accustomed to has disappeared.
That means tonight will be perfect for an outside dinner, after I scrape the hard water deposits off the glass on the patio table. So much for Martha living here, right? I’ll light some little votive candles, throw a couple of logs in the chiminea, and hope the clouds don’t return so we can enjoy what promises to be a very warm evening.
This first truly summery night deserves an after dinner treat that I’ve had my eye on since the June issue of Gourmet surfaced in my mail stack. I couldn’t exactly get past the full page glossy photo and the homey looking aspect of the strawberry pie. Was that jello? Oh. My. It’s definitely what my idea of summer in a pie would be. Very berry!
Is it cheating that I added blueberries? I can’t resist the way they look with strawberries. Okay, and their crunch is quite lovely, too.
I’ll let you know how the dinner goes.
When I was growing up, we lived next door to a family that kept a small garden just on the other side of a small picket fence behind our house. I’m sure there was a variety of things growing in that garden, but I only […]
This past weekend, my local grocery store had strawberries on sale: buy one pint, get one free. I’m always a sucker for those deals even though I do take the time to look and see how much the “one” costs and whether it will be […]