Bliss can be said in a few words…
Last night as I was making supper a warm fall dessert sounded nice. Something with cinnamon and apples… maybe a pie, I decided to make something like that…
It also was my first gluten-free crust since getting married and moving out of my mom’s well stocked kitchen with massive amounts of all things good for baking gluten-free.
I learned yesterday, that I can substitute plain old (gluten-free) corn starch for the mecca xanthan gum. See gluten-free bakers… I am still learning.. and probably always will be. Though, Michael Pollan, says something about xanthan gum… was it rule #3? “Avoid food products containing ingredients that no ordinary human would keep in the pantry” –gluten free bakers must not be ordinary.. but maybe I am, because I used plain old corn starch? I digress …
For my filling:
I peeled a Japanese pear and Gala apple I got from the farmer’s market, sprinkled some organic brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, a little vanilla, and a splash of apple juice.
My Pie crust consisted of: Brown rice flour, potato starch, corn starch, salt, a little apple cider vinegar, a fresh egg, and butter. I really liked the taste of the crust!
I topped the crust with butter and a brown sugar rub…it’s possible I throw some cinnamon on too, sounds like me.
If I had read Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrus_pyrifolia, I would have known the Japanese pear is more of a delicacy, and also has a lot of water content and rarely cooked in pies, let alone served with sugar, but good thing is I hadn’t read Wikipedia before I baked my sugary savory dessert..
A Japanese Pear Apple Pie Crisp:
Planting fall flowers, when I went to Lowes the other day I learned the pansies bloom in the fall, winter and spring.
My favorite time of year…
Last evening I cooked an heirloom acorn squash, deer burger, and turnip greens. I was delicious! I love fall, the nights are beginning to have a slight crisp, the trees are beginning to push out the green and show the beautiful reds and oranges beneath, pie baking, and Thanksgiving.
I find Fall to be a very special time in my life…
Last weekend we went camping and upon our return we had an ample supply of fresh eggs from our birds.
Quiche was on my mind and being gluten-free I went about looking up a few recipes; I was inspired by someone using a potato crust.
As I put the deer sausage into brown…it smelt so good, though had a hint of green bell pepper, though after it cooked a little I noticed it was red pepper flakes, it turned out delicious.
Enjoy my inclination towards food:
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All photos were taken by… me*
Where I found the potatoes crust: http://www.notthecrazyone.com/
Hello Blogging World,
Just a quick update – my computer took a dive to a blotchy blue screen world all because of some virus I picked up, probably from some site or forum involving surveys. Taking survey’s for cash is a whole other subject, but in short, it’s not worth it. I tried doing it for a few weeks awhile back, and really, I feel like ones time can be spent more wisely then trying to earn 15 to 75 cents every twenty minutes. Oh well, enough about that, just wanted to let you know I am back, and it was one of my friend’s techy husband and my brilliant husband who got things working again. Lots has also happened this past month.. but I’ll fill you all in later, right now I have some black beans cooking and I am trying to materialize a yummy supper in my head. Until Next time…