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Sep. 4th, 2011 12:15 am
eruthros: closeup on apples, text "fruit porn" (fruit porn - apples)
[personal profile] eruthros
things I accomplished today
1) walked the dog this morning (because t'wings was at work)

2) made two (2) pies - well, I made the fillings, and t'wings made the pastry:
a) Peach Blackberry! Made because we had bruised peaches and had just gone berry-picking yesterday. Largely handwavey on the measurements:

About 2 lbs peaches, sliced into quarter-inch slices (this juuust made a decent sized pie, largely because I had to cut bits off)
3.5 cups blackberries (because that was about half of what we picked; it's about a pound)
3/8 cup corn starch
1 cup cane sugar (I used 1.25 cup, which was a little too much for me, but I like my pies not so sweet, so ymmv.)
1 tsp cinnamon

Basically this recipe goes: put all that in a bowl, stir gently, put into pie crust, bake (450 for 15 minutes, 350 for 45 minutes), nom. I might add some ginger next time.

b) Apple! The first apples of fall, for us; there've been a couple at the farmers' market for a few weeks, but they've mostly been early varieties I don't like. These are some that we got yesterday at a local orchard (the same one with the berry picking).

8 cups apples, sliced into quarter-inch slices (we used early Jonamac, Akane, and Discovery apples)
Juice of a lemon (some people cut their apples into water to keep them from going brown; I squeeze some lemon juice on the bowl and toss after adding each cup; some people do the same thing with apple cider vinegar)
3/4 cup cane/turbinado/etc sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar (or maple sugar)
5 Tb flour

Same as above: put it all in a bowl, stir gently, put into a pie crust, bake (450 for 15 minutes, 350 for 45 minutes), nom.

I haven't tried the apple pie yet, but it looks and smells pretty tasty.

T'wings made a single recipe of her grandma's pastry dough which made both pie shells and lattice for the top. And she took pictures.

3) Wine tasting with [profile] livre_libre and [personal profile] thingswithwings! This is one of those great living in a wine region benefits, where you can just go "hey, want to check out what they have at the in town tasting place tomorrow?" We tried many wines; t'wings had some good rieslings, and [profile] livre_libre tried a great sparkling wine, but I mostly tried things that were supposed to be refreshing and summery but instead were one-note (that note was mostly citrus).

4) Big Grocery Store Errands. Blah blah pharmacy blah.

5) Short walk out to the coffee shop with the puppy, who needed an afternoon snuffle. And I needed a coffee.

6) Watched Doctor Who.

7) Ate extremely tasty tomato salad that t'wings made. (Also while she was picking the tomatoes I watered the plants.)

8) Watched K-20: Legend of the Mask, which made us all laugh and laugh. Hijinks! Acrobatics! Mistaken identities! Disguises! Sudden undercover heist! Kaneshiro Takeshi! Helicopter rescue! Alternate history! Yoko is seriously awesome! Other exclamation marks! I recommend it to anyone who likes heists and stealing from the rich and acrobatics and AUs and ladies being awesome.

9) Seven chapters of [project]. Yay for doing things on that project that I'd been ignoring!

Things I did not accomplish today:
1) Any dishes. Well, that's a lie, I washed the worst of the baking bowls. But it's basically true. (Too much baking! Too hot in the kitchen! Preheat to what in summery humid weather? But still, too many dishes.)

2) The other ten chapters of [project].

3) The fanwork stuff I meant to do today.

Things I plan to not do tomorrow if at all possible:
1) Walk and/or stand. My knees were already kind of cranky after going to the orchard and picking fruit yesterday, and now they have rebelled. Unfortunately, tomorrow is the farmers' market, which I want to go to. And also the dishes are sitting there taunting me. And if I don't do them the fruit flies will attack.

Date: 2011-09-04 05:10 am (UTC)
chagrined: DC comics fanart: cartoon Tim Drake saying "EWW, GROSS!" (ew gross)
From: [personal profile] chagrined
I h8 fruit flies. This reminds me that I should take out the garbage.

Date: 2011-09-04 05:31 am (UTC)
aris_tgd: Wheelchair Ballroom, text: "Dance" (dance)
From: [personal profile] aris_tgd
OMG, K-20! It's so awesome! I can't even decide what my favorite part of it is, it's just all so cute and sweet and action-y.

Date: 2011-09-04 05:44 am (UTC)
lilacsigil: 12 Apostles rocks, text "Rock On" (12 Apostles)
From: [personal profile] lilacsigil
This is one of those great living in a wine region benefits,

I live in a cheese and ice cream region! The benefits are similar!

Date: 2011-09-04 01:26 pm (UTC)
thingswithwings: troy and abed present themselves to a lovely librarian with hilarious poses (comm - troy and abed present troy and ab)
From: [personal profile] thingswithwings
you forgot the part where we suddenly discovered a tiny shack in the middle of nowhere where a Frenchman was making delicious port wines!

Date: 2011-09-04 04:40 pm (UTC)
toft: graphic design for the moon europa (Default)
From: [personal profile] toft
Mmmmmm pie and tomato salad. mmmmmmmmmmmmm. We went to the mall for four hours (FOUR. HOURS.) and then got take-out pizza because we couldn't bear to do anything else.

Date: 2011-09-07 01:22 am (UTC)
toft: graphic design for the moon europa (Default)
From: [personal profile] toft
J made a peach pie last night and it was SO DELICIOUS. I love how you don't need to put almost any sugar in peach pie when you have really good peaches, they're so good unadulterated.


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