Saturday, May 18, 2019

Book Club - Sinner by Petra Hammesfahr


It must be nice in his watery world, where there were no tunes, and no dark dreams, where nothing could be heard but faint gurgles, and everything was a mysterious shade of green....

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

A tale of three mousses

Here's the thing.  I finally tried 2 dessert recipes I've been hauling around forever, and there were SO delicious.  My photos though were hideous, even by my low standards.  So, so bad.

I was going to not write about them because I have no accompanying photos and all the blawgs today say you have to have 400 photos of your dish, all from slightly different angles, before you can share anything. 

But here we go.  I'm such a rebel.

Here's a picture I took last Fall downtown at the farmers market.

The first dessert I made was Apple Mousse from a book called The World in my Kitchen.
I wrote this out back in my notebook heyday when we were in Calgary, so this one has been around a long time.

Apple Mousse
adapted from The World in my Kitchen

Peel 4 Granny Smith apples.  Core and cut into 1" pieces.
Melt 3 TB butter in a small pot or pan.  Add apples and a pinch of salt and cook over low heat until soft.  Removed from heat and puree in a food processor with 1/2 cup sugar and 2" piece of ginger.  Let cool.
Beat 1 cup whipping cream until stiff.  Fold in apples.  Chill.

Soooooo delicious!  I subbed out the ginger for some cinnamon but next time I will leave the ginger in.  This dessert is so light and airy and would be perfect for an after dinner treat on a warm day.


Up next is another moldy oldie that I've had since 2003- 2 0 0 3!  And still hadn't tried.  This one came from Martha Stewart from her Every Day Food magazines.  Loved those.

Here's a photo of my turkeys last month at the Oak Hills Trail.

I'm just going to link to the recipe here  - it is so easy and so decadent.  I didn't make the parfaits, but spooned the 2 mousses side by side in a bowl so everyone could have what they liked.  And boy did we like it.

This tasty and long overdue post is making me want to add on to my every growing list of project that will likely never be finished and cook through all the recipes I've been saving in my binder all these years, plus all the ones saved on my computer, and in Pinterest, and.......... 

Oh look!  Something shiny.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Something I Like - My Favorite Murder podcast

I go through a lot of phases of what to listen to during the work week - classical, nature sounds, yoga music, folk, and currently I'm in to podcasts.
I started listening to MFM last month I was hooked right away.
It's interesting and funny and I have a huge crush on Karen Kilgariff.
It's a bit of an odd choice for me, I think, since I have anxiety and spend a lot of time worrying about bad things happening, but somehow it doesn't send me into a spiral.
Check it out 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Book Club - Lightly by Francine Jay


"Possessions can be powerful psychological triggers; it's almost as if emotions get stuck to your stuff.  When you release physical clutter, mental clutter also gets swept away with it, giving you a jump start on your path to inner well-being."

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Grocery Shop May 6

goldfish crackers, eggs, cheese slices, french fries, croutons, coconut chips, grapes, cucumber, broccoli, lettuce, cauliflower, snap peas, strawberries, bacon, ground beef, chicken breast, bread - whole wheat and white (for meatloaf!), tortillas, deli ham.