I found the recipe for the Peppery Pistachio Brittle in a cookbook named 'Ovenly'. I have been wanting to try this since I bought the book in the spring, It did not look like something that you would really crave in the summer. So today was a rainy fall day and I decided that is was a good day to try this out. Truly amazing!
It is definitely a comfort type food. It is in the bar snacks section of the cookbook and is said to go well with wine after dinner.
Heard an interesting story from a friend of mine. A birthday cake was ordered from a friend of the mom. When it was picked she was told that the baker had tried a new recipe and wanted her feed back on how the cake was. The cake was stored in the refrigerator until it was time to cut the cake. The candles were blown out and then they went to slice the cake. They could hardly cut the cake, when they tasted it is was dry, crumbly and tasteless The mom was very upset and embarrassed, her friend has always made great cakes. So since this was a weekend event they carried on and the next day the cake was just sitting on the counter (out of the fridge) the mom decided to try another bit. The knife slid right through the cake, the cake was moist and tasted wonderful. She called everyone into the house and made them all taste it. They all had a good laugh because now instead of tossing the cake they were dividing it up and taking pieces home with them.
It was quite cold and wet at the market this passed weekend. I had four layers of clothing, a blanket as well as a hat and mitts. I drank a whole thermos of hot chocolate. The rustic tarts sold well for a slow day. Hopefully the weather is better on Sept. 26.
When I went blueberry picking last month I managed to buy too many blueberries, So I decided to try some new recipes. This is a rustic Nectarine and Blueberry tart. I am going to bring some of these and some apple ones to the market this week,
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