(Foodish) Odds and Ends
I'm (already) planning my pie submission to Sebastopol's Gravenstein Apple Fair. The contest takes place in August, but I like to think ahead, obviously. Luckily, by that time my parents will have a tree-full of organic, delicious Gravenstein apples just begging to be folded into a flaky pie crust. And if I get even more daring I might incorporate a few blackberries from the backyard bushes. There are definitely some perks to having a house in the country, and I intend to take full advantage.
Also on Saturday, I made my cauliflower soup recipe, but this time added a bag of farmer's market spinach to the pot when the cauliflower was nearly soft. I let it cook for a few minutes until it wilted quite prettily, and then pureed the lot. It turned a very nice, springy green -- perfect for a belated St. Pat's Day.