Sour Cherry Brown Butter Tart

I’m obsessed with sour cherries. So obsessed, in fact, that I bought two buckets of them last year when I went to Door County. Initially the second bucket was for my mom, but, um, sorry mom… I kept them for myself.

I’m finally about half-way through with the second bucket, mostly due to this tart. The original recipe calls for raspberries, but thanks to my favorite blog in the whole wide world, Smitten Kitchen, the idea to use cherries was introduced to me. I made it for my dad’s birthday (in September–yeah, I’m behind), and it was so good I ended up making it again for a family party a few days later.

Still not convinced? On my dad’s birthday I brought it with me to my brother’s bar, Rootstock, and after sending a few slices to the kitchen, the sous chef came over to our table just to tell me how amazingly delicious it was. Score. Continue reading

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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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Curried Vegetable Galette

A lot of people think that all vegetarians eat are straight up vegetables, tofu, and french fries. I can’t tell you how many times people have asked me what kind of meals I cook for myself because they just don’t understand how I can make a hardy meal and have it be vegetarian. I’m not writing this so I can stand on my soap box and run my mouth about vegetarianism, but I do want to highlight the fact that this meal is a perfect example of a hardy meal made with all natural ingredients and no meat substitutes that also happens to be vegetarian. It’s the perfect combination of healthy, yet substantial. So, with great pride, I introduce to you my Curried Vegetable Galette.

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