Fun at Southworks Antiques
Friday, January 06, 2017
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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...
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!