Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!

We didn't take any pictures of our costumes this weekend (Picasso and the NYTimes crossword on Friday, a Freudian Slip and Dangling Participle Saturday) but here's one from 2009.   It's old, but appropriate as in 4 days I'm going to visit my cousin Sharon (aka the pink Powerpuff girl) in Los Angeles!  

Hopefully I'll be caught up on my sleep by then.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Signs in fingerlings

When slicing fingerling potatoes the other day I was struck by the symbolism.

Before you guys flag this for inappropriateness, pause to compare the potatoes to the first image I saw in my first art history class.

The Venus von Willendorf, Vienna

Art historians, back me up on this?  Someone needs to write a dissertation on the similarities between prehistoric art and potatoes.

Monday, October 24, 2011

First Pie of the Season!

First homemade pie of the season!  Used Thomas Keller's butter crust from Ad Hoc at Home and a caramel & granny smith apple filling from the Edible Selby article in the Times Magazine a few weeks ago.

This is the first pie we've made but definitely not the first one we've eaten.

blackberry pie at Greenwood's on Green St (Roswell, GA)

Chocolate cream pie, Greenwood's on Green St.

icebox lemon pie, the Silver Skillet, Atlanta, GA

Pumpkin pie at Greenwood's on Green St (again)

not pictured, the Chess pie at Abbatoir in Atlanta.

Fall has been good to us.

Friday, October 21, 2011

New Orleans

Worst blogger ever.  A week and a half later, some New Orleans highlights.  We'll probably hopefully do some posts about some of the specific places we went to in the future.  For now, know that we LOVED it and are already planning our return!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

more Ad Hoc at Home

super-rich, super-delicious.  Clam Chowder

diced & sauteed baby asparagus with parsley water and other stuff.

worn out after a great weekend in New Orleans!  Hopefully I'll find time to post on that soon.