Tuesday, April 20, 2010

mmm... coffee love

I have taken a lot of flack for my caffeinated habits over the years, but this is my chance to make a public statement:

I am perfectly comfortable with my relationship with coffee. It is a thing of beauty, a perfectly drawn shot of espresso: the frothy top and rich brown heart, the velvety-smooth texture, and the sweet-caramelly finish. I guess what I'm trying to say is: Coffee, I love you, will you marry me?

And then I almost went on to say something about "having little coffee children", but then things got weird so I signed off instead...

Saturday, April 10, 2010

cook's kitchen: rustic rhubarb galette

i loved the flavours in this recipe: tart rhubarb, tangy orange, spicy ginger. yum!

in a bowl combine a bunch of rhubarb, the zest of one orange, some candied ginger, sugar and flour.

mix that, and let mingle while you work your rolling pin. pile onto some pastry and then gently fold the dough around the fruit.

bake in a hot oven until delicious. if you used a gluten-free crust like me your pie can be expected to come out looking particularly rustic.

full recipe here.

this was dessert at easter, but day jobs steal your blogging time/energy.