Hope you all are enjoying an amazing Saturday! The weekend is here and that is time for Gastronome Musings. In case you missed it, here was what was featured this week on Gastronome Tart.
With the ending of July and the beginning of August, it was that time again. Your Best Recipe time over at Spicie Foodie. It is a roundup of food bloggers from around the world that Nancy over at Spicie Foodie compiles each month of their favorite postings from that month. Go on over and check out some tantalizing dishes!
With peach picking comes lot's of peaches. So, what better way to try something different with an abundance of peaches, than to make Bourbon Peach Barbecue Sauce! I paired mine with grilled chicken (marinated before as well) and also topped cream cheese topped crackers with it as well. I'm looking forward to adding it to a turkey burger with some of the sauce that I had canned.
With all the cupcakes, hand pies, and cake pops that are out there these days, sometimes I just want a good old cookie. Not just any cookie, but something that screams different while still being traditional. These Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies satisfied that craving. I'm starting to think that they may taste pretty good in a milk shake as well. Hmmmm.... will keep you updated on that one :)
Gastronome Tart's Web Musings for 8.6.2011
The minute I saw this crust over at A Bit of Bees Knees, I immediately had to know more. Hopped on over to her site and was immediately drawn to Brittany as she mentioned that her Dad makes the best pies. What do you know?! My dad makes great pie too! Remember my post for my Dad's recipe for Lemon Meringue Pie? And the fact that her Dad's best pie seems to be this lemon pie, well so is my Dad's. Maybe Dad's seem to like lemon pies. Who knows. I also noticed that her pie has a vodka crust. I remember how Ryan over at Ryan Bakes made a blueberry pie with vodka in the crust as well. She said it is a well kept secret for flaky pie crust. This is one secret that I must try and makes it a great excuse to have that martini while baking it right? ;)
No, no, no, Martha. Say it isn't so?! This article entitled The Comeback That Wasn't was featured recently in New York Magazine, seriously bummed me out a bit. Years have gone by where I have heard about how difficult Martha is to work for. I turned the other cheek and refused to acknowledge it. Difficult? Maybe. Fun? No doubt! This article shined a new light on the expenses of Martha and how the brand has changed as her tastes have become more extravagant. I must admit that there have been times where I have opened up Martha Stewart Living and seen her trips or her dinner parties that are so unattainable that you have to just balk at them and think you do have nothing in common with her. However, she is Martha. A one name powerhouse that although she may have mismanaged her business as the article insinuates, you can't mess with her. I adore the woman for her tenacity and also that although she is obviously not perfect, I love that she made a brand around the fact that so many people think she is. Kudos to you Martha!