Tag: dessert

The Wayback Machine: Pie in the Sky for the Fourth of July

The Wayback Machine: Pie in the Sky for the Fourth of July
Remember when I said we had an obsession with all things hand-pie?  Well, this project, which honestly I’m posting from last year, was what ignited that passion into an obsession, and was the grandfather of our peaches-and-lavender-cream pie.  It’s a terrific seasonal pie – both in theme and ingredients. So, the Fourth was kind of... Read more »

The Food Desert Project: Apple Butter Almond Tart

The Food Desert Project: Apple Butter Almond Tart
When I first saw this post on Smitten Kitchen (via David Lebovitz, another blogger I follow, who got his inspiration from the Wednesday Chef, who got it…you get the idea) I immediately thought of my Food Desert project.  After all, any food desert is going to have jam or jelly, and I really liked the easy,... Read more »

The Wayback Machine: Ginger Milk Curd

The Wayback Machine: Ginger Milk Curd
You never know where inspiration will strike you: on a recent car trip, we cruised through a part of the country endowed with excellent Public Radio.  Flipping the radio dial, I was fortunate to happen upon Francis Lam discussing Cantonese Ginger Milk Curd, jiāng zhī zhuàng nǎi, for the culinary radio show Splendid Table. Since we’d just... Read more »
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Rare Blueberry Cheesecake for Watertown, Massachusetts

Rare Blueberry Cheesecake for Watertown, Massachusetts
When I was a little girl, we spent summers with my father’s family in Watertown, Massachusetts – which was brutally jerked into the national news this week. I didn’t often get freedom at home…but on vacation with my cousins and grandparents in sleepy New England, things were different. I was allowed outside on my own, and... Read more »

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch...

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch...
“….you must first create the universe.” Carl Sagan The following is a reprinting of our very first Pi Day pie project.  Please enjoy it, and Don’t forget to click through, vote, favorite and share this year’s pie on Instructables.com! It’s Pi day, heralded all over town with various pie-related celebrations, several years worth of dedications on... Read more »

Department of Redundancy Department: Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pie

Department of Redundancy Department: Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pie
  Folks, if you like this post – help me win the Serious Eats Pi Day Challenge by clicking here, finding my pie, and voting!   Pi, is, of course, a useful tool in math – but a Raspberry Pi is a useful tool in all kinds of ways. We are delighted to own a... Read more »
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The Food Desert Project: Far Breton (Dried Fruit in Custard)

The Food Desert Project: Far Breton (Dried Fruit in Custard)
Originally posted here.  My very first food desert recipe was an attempt to make one of our Sunday-breakfast standards: Clafoutis.  Unfortunately, neither sour nor sweet cherries are available regularly in the food desert even in canned form, so at the time, I tried a version with canned pears and rehydrated dried fruit.  The custardy base... Read more »