I'm a Washington girl so my apple love runs deep. Posts like this from my friend up north make me homesick. We're fortunate to have an excellent tree in our backyard that keeps me happy this time of year. It's a wonderful thing to open up the door and walk outside in the morning to pick a crisp cold apple for breakfast. I need to gather my repertoire of Fall apple recipes and start diving into the tree. But this weekend I started simple with apple pie from the Joy, one for us and one for a friend's house warming party (delivered warm).
I'm in the middle of reading My Life in France by Julia Child. I'm completely absorbed by her constant discovery of food and how she revels in the process of learning and exploring her surrounding with such gusto. To take simple ingredients and truly appreciate them is such a gift, not only for our individual sense but to be shared with company. Ah, if only I had the leisurely schedule to take cooking classes all day and test out recipes on my husband for fun.
Perhaps with that in mind, I made asparagus risotto last night, something I've always wanted to try. As it kept growing and growing with every addition of stock, a quick call to the neighbors needed to be made. Dinner for 6, full tummies and tired children... a good meal indeed.
Some of my favorite additions to pie crust are almond meal, lemon and coconut oil for a heartier more flavorful taste.
Raise your hand if you like pie for breakfast?