Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sweet Reward

Having unexpectedly come into a load of organic fruits and vegetables, I felt the need to utilize them before they went downhill.  In tougher times I find that I instinctively revert to my thrifty Yankee roots, and remember my Grandmother repeating that famous axiom "a penny saved is a penny earned." 

So, looking at the beautiful Fuji organic apples sitting in the bowl, and knowing Dear Husband has a sweet tooth the size of Manhattan, I decided to make a French apple tart.  After the usual internet recipe research, I settled on a recipe that sounded close to what I was looking for, and that I had the ingredients for.  The results are pictured below....

The ultimate reward of thrift + time + talent is that one need not pick up store-bought, preservative laden treats for dessert.  The wonder and flavor of creativity in the kitchen is that if you can envision it, you can make it. 

Today I am in that wonderful, Springtime hopeful mood.  I plan on a productive day, filled with freeing our lives of the things that may encumber us from our next goals, and firmly planting our feet in the future.  I try to treat myself especially well when our life situation is not optimal, so today for lunch I am thinking of making a healthy re-make of chilis rellenos. Photos and comments to follow (ok, that's IF it turns out well).  One must have something to look forward to, not just in the food department, but in life as well.  It's called hope, and without it, I am convinced our species would have been long gone.  Eat well, my friends.


  1. Love your blog and became a follower. Just can't get over what you create. WOW! Can't wait to see more.

  2. Thanks, Neat...stay tuned, more to come!