Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Friday, February 24, 2012
The base/crust of this pie is from my Nanaimo bar recipe. I love nanaimo bars, but only because the crust is so damn tasty! I've been dreaming lately of making it the base for a pie. Nourishing Traditions has a delicious recipe for fresh berry pie that I love. I used that for the filling. Good quality vanilla ice cream tops it, and of course, some fine dark chocolate chucks for good measure. Mmm.
1/2 c unsalted butter
scant 1/4 c sugar
generous 1/4 c cocoa powder
1 egg, beaten
1 1/4 c graham wafer crumbs
1/2 c finely ground almonds
1 c unsweetened coconut
Melt first 3 ingredients together in a double boiler. Remove from heat, add egg quickly and mix to incorporate, mixture will thicken. Stir in crumbs, almonds and coconut. Press firmly into a 10" ungreased pie plate. Refrigerate to cool and harden.
2 12 ounce packages frozen berries mostly thawed or 1 1/4 pounds fresh berries
1/2 c water or melted berry juice
1/4 c maple syrup
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp gelatin dissolved in 3 Tbsp water over low heat
Place less than half the berries in the pie crust. Place remaining berries in the food processor with water and maple syrup. Process until berries are liquified. Add lemon juice and gelatin mixture while motor is running. Pour gelatin mixture over berries and pie crust. Refrigerate several hours before serving.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Sunday, February 05, 2012
I love table cloths and table runners. So I thought : why not combine it? The fabric is from one of Joann Fabrics great online 50% off sales. My fingers were crossed that the online colours would be a match and thankfully they were true to what I wanted.
Aleida, for the first time, has set up her babies around the table and is preparing food for them. Pretty cute.
P.s. I downloaded an app onto my phone that allows me to update this blog on my phone, hence the more frequent postings as of late.
Saturday, February 04, 2012
Upon seeing this photo, Owen just asked my why there are cheerios all over the floor. I had to laugh; it's just the setting I had on my camera that apparently makes my floor look very dirty. There aren't cheerios all over the floor and on Owen. I promise. (i will add that living in our new apartment with a new floor, I notice dirt a lot more and I happily clean my floor more frequently than I ever have in the past)