Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Pies

These sweet and tart individual pies are baked right into mini cocottes, making them perfect for serving.

Recently I worked with rhubarb for the first time, and I’m in love. From the pink/red hue, to the unique tart flavor. I had some leftover strawberries and rhubarb, so I thought I’d bake a few mini pies for Mr. P.

I decided to bake them right into my mini cocottes, making them easy to serve, re-heat, and store. …Continue reading

Eating My Food

Apparently even when you’re married, you might have to hide or label food with “do not touch.” I normally don’t care what food Mr. P takes. After all, we are married and we do share almost everything. But lately he’s been eating specific items he isn’t supposed to: fancy crackers I bought for our housewarming party, sample snacks I was sent to try and review for my blog, etc. I specifically kept these items separate from the general snacks/food area, but he managed to get to them anyway. It looks like I will have to resort to hiding stuff again.

Pastry Party

We just returned from a trip to Europe! Another indication of aging was how long it took us to get over jet lag. We used to be able to bounce back in a day, but this time we never quite fully adjusted during our trip, and once we got back, I was exhausted for over a week. This is a scene from our first day in Paris. I really miss those 1 euro croissants! In my defense, most of those half eaten croissants were scattered over the floor, not on the bed I was sleeping in when Mr. P came back.  …Continue reading