It's nice to hear that I am indeed wrong and that New Zealand does have dramatic seasonal changes, they just don't happen in Auckland, where i live. Maybe next this time year I will have to plan a trip to the South Island to get my dose of changing leaves. thanks guys :)
So I guess it is no secret that I was feeling nostalgic yesterday. Further proof; I gave in and made pie.
Not just any pie, but festive pumpkin pie. We always ate this after Thanksgiving dinner and it remains my one of my favorites because of it's rich, spiced taste. If anyone would like the recipe, it's all up here (tapping temple with forefinger). Just ask and I will email it to you.
Some of you may think the above photo reminds you of the lemon meringue pie incident? In my defense, we had help this time. so no we did not eat the whole thing by ourselves in less than 24 hours..... like last time (see below).
I have been bored with cooking lately so I basically haven't done much of it. Normally I love putting healthy fresh and (hopefully) delicious things on the table but illustration has taken priority over domestic responsibilities and I am okay with that. Also there's something totally freeing in saying, "stuff it, lets just have grilled cheese again"
My last major food project was these homemade chocolates which I made for an art opening Luke organised a few weeks ago. I've been meaning to show off this family recipe here but its been a little off topic until now.
Again this is a very American recipe as it combines chocolate and peanut butter. And if you don't think that's a match made in heaven, come over and have one of these.
Recently I have been discovering some pretty great blogs so I wanted to introduce our newest blog friends and finds.
Mrs. French who is teaching me to heart mondays
Elsie Marley who has made an amazing house mobile
Armas designs who is a designer planning her own wedding
domestically blissed who is has some great ideas about education and childrearing
and my final link is for those of you who live in new zealand and would like NOT to be marketed to, thankyouverymuch.
Go here to be added to the "don't call me" list.
I hope you all had a better sleep last night than I did. Someone needs to remind my neighbor that he lives in a society with other people who might like to sleep between 2 and 4 am.
I'm off to attempt a nap!