October 27, 2007
Market Day/Cooking Day
Today was just one of those drizzly fall days where I couldn't be more content to stay inside and
This is a butternut squash and caramelized onion galette which I based on the recipe found here. I made quite a few changes/skipped a few steps. I didn't pre-refridgerate the flour and the butter, because a) I'm impatient and b) I've made pastry dough a thousand times and have never come across the merits of doing it! I didn't use lemon juice in the dough, and I added yogurt instead of sour cream. I rolled oregano and thyme into the dough. I didn't have fresh sage - so I used ground - about 1 1/4 tablespoons - and I find the finished products slightly too sage-y for my taste, but very tasty nonetheless.
I brought so many lovely things home from the farmers market today - including this gorgeous garlic braid. I always do a walk around before I purchase anything. I was searching for a braid, such as this, but I must have missed it on my initial visual sweep. Consequently, I went a little garlic crazy because I had already purchased four heads of garlic before I picked the braid up. I think I'm pretty much set for winter in the garlic department! Maybe I should make garlic soup?
I also brought home a squash, for the galette, two shallots, thirteen (yes THIRTEEN) turnips, (they were pretty...I couldn't resist), a bunch of carrots, popcorn on the cob from Wake Robin Farm, four scones; mixed berry, raspberry, orange and orange chocolate and Italian style sausage from Kellie Brook Farm. Kellie Brook Farm makes breakfast sandwiches at their stand with croissants, cheese, farm fresh eggs and their own sausage...and let me tell you, it was the best breakfast sandwich of ALL TIME! So tasty.
I got a little soaked in the rain at the market, so it was nice to come home and have a relaxing day of visiting with one of my old dance students, cooking, a little more Christmas knitting (I'm on wrist warmer #2), and computer time! I've been thoroughly obsessed with classical music in the past week - and I love the live broadcast from WCRB. I never knew this, but on Saturday nights they broadcast live from Symphony Hall in Boston - so neat!
Tomorrow I have a super fun day planned...but I'll save that for tomorrow.
P.S. Hi to anyone popping over via 52 Projects, Glimmer and Supernaturale!
Posted by Geek+Nerd at 10:18 PM