Friday, January 06, 2017

Monday, January 02, 2017

Sunday, December 11, 2016

cookie time

I wouldn't use this recipe again—the dough is too hard to work with. They did turn out tasty, cute, and crunchy tho... :)

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Marché cosy time

Every year I look forward to the Le Marché St George winter pop-up shop which used to be held in the charming apartment above their café. It's now just part of their new shop in an industrial building, which of course they have transformed into a magical place. I gifted myself with a pillow made with wool fabric from Oaxaca. The earthy, wabi-sabi bubble world they create—filled with wrinkled linens, rustic pottery, chunky wools, dried foliage, and scented soaps and candles—is a salve against the plasticy consumer world, and aesthetically-wanting urban views...

Hand pies

The thing about tiny pies is, most of it is crust. Like 95%, since the fruit shrinks down in cooking. And folding that tiny circle of pastry over chunks of apple can raise irritability levels.

I used this recipe for the crust, and huge surprise, it looks nothing like the picture. Altho I have to admit, hers look pretty "rustic" too. The filling is 4 granny smiths with 1/4C brown sugar sautéd briefly in butter, with 1tsp of spices. Tiny pies!