Candied/caramel apples. I am obsessed right now. I am going to cover them in a zillion different things, photograph it, and post it here like it’s raining apples.
People who really know me know that sending me an email, link, story, etc with a recipe or a food/dessert is like a holiday to me. I love it. And when I get it in my head to try it, re-create it, tweak it, I can’t let it go (no one can say I have commitment issues, well with food anyway) So here is the first apple-just straight forward, caramel covered and with assorted candies to cover it in. But it’s going to get real crazy around this blog soon, so stay tuned.
I read cookbooks like most people read regular books. Page by page, recipe by recipe, folding down the pages of things I have to make. Let’s just say my “to make” pile is getting larger and larger. This recipe I found in a 6 dollar french cookbook at Barnes and Noble. Don’t knock the bargain section, especially if you are like me and only use a few recipes out of a cookbook which can you easily set you back $30. So I made apple tart, using store-bought puff pastry. Ever tried making it from scratch? It’s a royal pain. Even my baking teacher in culinary school said just buy it. Make a tart or tatin as the book calls it. It’s fancy and easy and tastes divine.
I have had some earth shattering, breaking news happen lately. And it’s blown me, and shaken me to my core. I keep thinking “when will I crumble under all this?” because it feels close. But I am going to keep on going, and see what lies behind the trenches, the valleys and hills, the broken hearts, and the distrusting souls. I am bone tired, and I want to bake my heart out this weekend. Not sure what or which is going to win.
I don’t much believe in magic, but I think a lot of things can be magical. A sunset, laughter, a baby smile. Usually my feet are planted firmly on the ground, but there are times when I wish for something a little dreamy and out of reach. This apple picture makes me think of those things, and that is one thing I hope I never lose-my ability to dream bigger than reality