9.01.2009

Foodstuffs

I like the habit of taking a couple snapshots of kitchen projects. Every time the photo of the first pizza I ever made floats past on the screensaver, I get all nostalgic. Here are some recent foods worth photographing.

Cinnamon raisin scones I baked for book club (The Guernsey Literary & Potato Pie Pie Soceity), a la Orangette. Book: A+; Scones: solid B.

Figs and grapes. Mmmm. Ben arranged these, and they were beautiful and delicious.

And behold, the one pumpkin we harvested from our garden.

I seeded and steamed the pumpkin, and made a pie entirely from scratch. It wasn't nearly as good as I'd hoped it would be, but the homemade whipped cream managed to cover a handful of sins.
I didn't take a picture, but the muffins I made with the leftover filling ended up being tastier. I googled "leftover pumpkin pie filling," mixed in this and that, and succeeded in using every last bit of the pumpkin (the rind is in the compost bin).

It's probably not the best comment on my baking skills, but the oiled, salted, and roasted seeds were by far the most delicious of the pumpkin treats. Ah well. We'll get there.

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