A little late getting around to posting this week. Since it’s Mother’s Day weekend we’ve been busy. It’s also been a lovely week weather wise, with days getting above 20°C and consistently sunny. I already posted a picture of the pickled radishes but in honour of sunlight, here’s one more shot.
I tossed these fruit last week in a potent red wine and tea syrup. The syrup was super sweet with depth and an edge of tannin to compliment all those beautiful sweet berries and mango. I realize I don’t post about dessert nearly enough. Here’s a shot from two weeks ago that catches the motion of pouring dark chocolate ganache into a toasted kasha crust. Kasha or buckwheat toasts up to be pleasantly nutty and I would say almost a little “musty”, in a good way. After toasting we sweetened it, mixed it with butter, and pressed it into the tart shell before baking. Then comes the dark chocolate ganache: equal parts 70% dark chocolate to whipping cream, a handful of semi-sweet chips for a softer texture and a tablespoon or two of butter for shine. Fat equals flavour after all.
The other day as I took the garbage out I noticed stuff falling from the motor part of our hood system. I looked up and found a nest but we couldn’t figure out what animal was in it. A day or two ago this baby squirrel and it’s sibling were hanging out below the nest waiting for their mom to feed them. Too adorable not to share! Although I can’t understand why a mother squirrel would choose to nest next to a loud shaking motor and fan.