Posts made in June, 2013

Plum & Coconut Cream Tart

»Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Food, SRQ Blogs | 2 comments

Plum & Coconut Cream Tart

About three years ago my wife came home with three fruit trees and gave me the look that means “the rest is up to you.” One was a peach tree, the second was a pear tree, and the third tree was a plum tree. I planted the peach and pear in the back and the plum tree on the side of the house. I am happy to report that today they are all healthy and growing. However, pear tree only produces one or two pears per “season” and those have split open before ripening. The peach tree has never produced a single fruit (though I check and re-check the tag every once in a while and it always says self-pollinating). The plum tree produced a handful of plums on each bloom for the first couple years, but this year, it went nuts. Or fruity, I guess. My kids are eating a couple of...

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Food Porn for the Game of Thrones Season 3 Finale

»Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Food, SRQ Blogs | 1 comment

Food Porn for the Game of Thrones Season 3 Finale

And then we come to the Wintercakes (Elizabethan style). I’ve never tasted anything like them, and holy crap are they good! Ginger, pine nuts, currants, dried cherries, marsala… not a combination of flavors I would have come up with. They smell great and taste even better, and are so filling that just one these hockey pucks of joy, quartered, was enough to satisfy four people after that feast.

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