The Country of Marriage

I give you what is unbounded, passing from dark to dark,
containing darkness: a night of rain, an early morning.
I give you the life I have let live for the love of you:
a clump of orange-blooming weeds beside the road,
the young orchard waiting in the snow, our own life
that we have planted in the ground, as I have planted mine in you. I give you my love...

Wendell Berry

Friday, May 27, 2011

our little foodie hobby...

Jesse and I have developed a hobby, how fun is that? To be perfectly honest, I think that this little hobby hasn't just developed for me, I have loved making food for a long time, and everything that goes with it!

Recently, we have made a few things that I LOVE and wanted to share.

1. Affogato-
            This is some scoops of ice cream - supposed to be gelato, but any kind will do ( I recommend chocolate or vanilla). Scoop that ice cream into a bowl, and pour a shot or two of hot hot espresso over it. (Strong coffee works too!) Amazing... if you love coffee and sweets, this is for you.  (PS- not my picture)

2. Lemon Poppyseed Cake with Blueberry Compote
           This dessert TASTES like summer. Its amazing. If it is a really hot day, this is the perfect dessert. Make a lemon poppyseed cake... I imagine any lemon poppyseed muffin recipe would do, I can post the one I used sometime if you want. I made it in a 8 inch cake round. When done, pop it out of the pan and put it on something. I put mine on a cake stand with powered sugar on top of it. Then you make the blueberry compote... name is a bit misleading, it involves other fruit as well. The compote is half a cup of sugar, two teaspoons lemon juice and... I think half a cup of water. Boil that little combination and then, when all of the sugar is disolved, add 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Add 2 1/2 cups blueberries, 1 cup quartered strawberries, 2 large nectarines cut into slivers. Stir it all up, put in a bowl and chill it. Serve cake in slices with 1/4 cup of the compote. Tasty tasty tasty.

That's all for now, I just love those so much I had to share them!