Monday, July 25, 2011

Stone Fruit Pie

I've yet to have time this summer for making jam or pickles or any canning of anything, so to make myself feel better about the situation, I've been making pies instead.  This one turned out so pretty, I decided to be vain about it and put pictures on the internet.

I got the recipe from the August issue of Bon Appetit, and I basically followed the whole thing.  What's awesome about this recipe is that you can use any assortment of stone fruits, so whatever you can pick or buy that's in season will work.  For my part I'll try to plan ahead better next time and use fruit that's absolutely ripe instead of just questionably so...but i was determined to have pie the same day I thought of it.  In the end it was a little too tart to call a masterpiece, but the fruit was beautiful and I loved the colors of the different fruits together.

Stone Fruit:  Peach, Black Plum, Cherry

The mini pie my son made from the leftover filling and pie dough scraps while I was turned around putting the finishing touches on mine.  I was all telling him over my shoulder how one day he too might be genius enough to make a pie by himself, blah blah blah, and then turn around to see this tiny, perfect version sitting there.  Sigh.  I'm an idiot.  At least he was nice enough not to point this out.  

Stone Fruit Lattice Pies

Super delicious sugared lattice crust

The full recipe for Stone Fruit Lattice Pie after the jump!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Quite Strong

I know, I'm horrible.  It's been way too long.  But you know, summer = crazy busy.  I have been:  filling custom orders, going to bike races, sewing, cleaning out the basement, driving to Wisconsin, camping, going to the lake, building forts in the backyard, filling a CorAzon order, and having bonfires.  See?  So busy.

But.  In way more interesting news, let's talk Quite Strong.

The Quite Strong Home Page:

Quite Strong--"creatives of the female variety"--is an awesome site put together by smart ladies that's part resource page, part support group.  The site's founders are based in Chicago, but the creative women profiled there are all over the map.  And as of last week, you can find me representing Mpls (girl!) at the top of the "B" listings (Bekah Worley).  Each profile shows samples of the artist's work, bio and contact info, plus a little wisdom on working in the creative field.  Definitely worth a look if you're a creative, or a woman, or just like creative women.

My Profile on Quite Strong's Lust List