sâmbătă, 24 septembrie 2011

The Taste of Summer

As mentioned before (and as testified by the date of this post) summer is over. However, because I was a busy bee throughout August and most of September, I accumulated quite a bit of material to be posted here at a later, less hectic date. I've also concocted a new format (to better match the new Blogger). Without further ado, here is the first of (hopefully) many such blog posts.

This summer's obsession (food-wise) has been the delicious Coconut Cream Pie (last summer, it was buttermilk pancakes - to be featured in a later post). I think I made this pie just about a dozen times since June (whenever we ran out of it, I'd whip up a new one, which drove my friends and family crazy). 
This pie reminds me of C, the wonderful friend who introduced me to it. It's been five years (to the date) since I last saw him and almost two since I last heard from him. I can only hope he's doing well, wherever he may be. 
I think I started making the pie out of nostalgia for a time and a place that appear to be lost forever. It stuck with me and the more I ate, the more I wanted to eat. On top of that, it is very easy to make and the perfect summer-treat because it's best served cold. This is the recipe I use and (above) the music I listen to while baking.


vineri, 23 septembrie 2011

First of Autumn

Summer's been over for a while, but the weather is still warm. Finally, we're having an Indian Summer after quite a few years of chilly autumns. This here is a photographic journal of the things I did/smelled/arranged/gazed upon during the past month or so.
Mutant pigeon, or most likely, just a really young one. Notice his/her irregular, aquiline beak.

 My mom received lots of flowers.

The things we made for my mom's fifth graders.