Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Garlic Scape Pesto


Eat this if you love pasta.  Eat this if you love pesto.  Eat this with people that love you.  The garlic in this is strong.  It's delicious.  It's easy.  Most importantly, keep some mints or gum around for after. 

I joined a CSA this year.  It's my first year joining so every week we get our box, it's a surprise to see what is inside.  I've never seen garlic scapes before so they puzzled me.  They have sat in my fridge for a while so that I could search the web for some recipes that peaked my interest.  The most common use for garlic scapes is pesto so I stuck with that this time around.   I'm glad I did.  It's an amazing pesto and I will make it again next year when I receive the CSA box that contains garlic scapes. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Creme Brulee

Hi!  Can you see me in the picture?!  It's hard to see but I am there!  Those tricky spoons!  Anyway, finally got to baking up something new!  I was planning on photographing my jarring experience with strawberry jam but it was my first time and I found it frightening and stressful and I didn't feel comfortable stopping to take pictures!  My next jarring experience shall be different!  Raspberry Jam anyone???  Onto the Creme Brulee.  This is a simple simple recipe.  I'm not sure if Creme Brulee is supposed to be easy but this particular recipe I found over at The Hill Country Cook is.

Obviously you can tell the lack of posting.  Summer is busy busy busy.  I'm gone nearly every day and home only a few hours to enjoy a simple dinner.  I love it though and I am not going to complain!  I hope you all understand!