Friday, May 21, 2010

A few more pictures

Apparently, I neglected to post a few pictures from the Tuesday night dinner party. I whipped up some cashew cream with fiddleheads early in the day and kind of forgot that I had it. It meant that we just used it to dip some raw carrots in, which was fine but far less dramatic then I had originally imagined. Jamie was slightly afraid of the fiddleheads.

I have struggled with pies for a long time. In fact, I struggle as baker regularly. Recently, at Cosmo's Vegan Shoppe, Laura of Abracapocus fame, and I conversed about my inability to follow directions and its connection to baking. In an attempt to think outside of the box, I made a deconstructed strawberry rhubarb pie. I used my nana 's pie recipe to make a flat crust. Then I made a thick "jam" with the strawberries and rhubarb and spooned it out over the top. It came out really well and I was happy with it. Not quite as good as an actual pie but sometimes you have to know your limits.


kmouse said...

yum! I love strawberries and rhubarb!

Millie said...

Your dessert looks great and I imagine it was delicious. Nice job.

laura said...



now that's funny. ;-)

also, i had the same conversation about a week ago. someone else having the same problem. one thing that helps me is using recipes that give ingredients by weight. i have a little scale, measure everything with that. then you don't have to worry about whether or not the brown sugar is supposed to be packed, etc.

miss v said...

dang you and all your fiddlehead posts! i really want to try some of these, but alas, i cannot find ANY here in kansas city. so sad. i guess i have to live vicariously through your recipes and pictures. :)