Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Criticism in the City.

On Saturday afternoon, some friends and I left a wine bottling event and decided to have lunch in the Mission District.  We were curious to try out Pig and Pie (and found it to be exactly what we hoped for: casual, delicious, and good ingredients.)  We all agreed it was what we were looking for on that autumn afternoon.  As we sat and talked, our sweet tooths got the best of us.  I pulled twitter up to see what flavors Humphrey Slocombe was offering.  I didn't find the flavors; I found they had duck fat pecan pies.  My southern gal was sold.  We headed around the corner to Humphrey Slocombe.  

Monday, September 24, 2012

Tomato Relish

Last Thursday, I pulled my tomato plants from their bed.  It was time, the plants were drying and dying and few green bulbs remained.  Two to three bowls of ripe tomatoes remained.

While I was in Portland in early August, I went to Grand Central Bakery for breakfast.   I ordered the Egg Sandwich: easy egg with tomato relish on a toasted bagel.  Heaven!  I asked for the recipe and modified it for fresh tomatoes, honey, and canning.  It turned out beautifully.  

The only disadvantage is as it cooks, hunger occurs. 

I don't think these will last long, but it's lovely to have a bit of summer kissed fruit safely canned.

(no photos of the process itself: was using the phone for audiobooks during the cooking)
...more tomato adventures later...

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Random shed discovery

While rummaging through the open air shed, I came across this nest.  I don't know who built it or if it was ever used. It's still back there. Random shed art!


After collecting wax for the last couple of years, the wax was cleaned and candles were made!