Red Currant Sage Jam

The other night I was goofing off on the internet and came across an article about hidden treasures in different Chicago neighborhoods. I immediately looked up the one for my neighborhood, Logan Square, and read about a Polish grocery store called Wally’s Market. I love going to ethnic grocery stores to stock up on ingredients that would be 5x the price at Whole Foods, but haven’t done so at a Polish grocery store considering most of their food is not exactly vegetarian-friendly. But, after reading that it contains “two dozen types of mustard and a 20-foot-long pickle aisle” I had to check it out. So, the next day, I hopped on the bus in the rain and rode off to Wally’s. That’s what normal people do in their free time, right?

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Pie Photos RECOVERED!

Happy February! and Friday!

So remember when I mentioned that my hard drive crashed right before Christmas? Well I had it taken out of my old computer and finally got around to buying a case for it with a USB so I could transfer over any files that made it onto my new computer. As it turns out, most everything was still there! I recovered all of my music, work from college (that I’ll probably never use again), and best of all, photos! I know it’s way past the holidays and everything, but without further adieu, here are some pictures of the pies I made over Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Here are the links to the Pumpkin Cream (see last photo, bottom right) and the Chocolate Pecan, which were created by the ever-talented Martha Stewart. The rest are my recipes. I will post soon with full on how-to’s. Until then–food porn!

Rosemary Crust

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