I've been going through a bit of a crafting slump, but have found a lot of motivation in the kitchen. I've been baking, cooking or something-ing in the kitchen everyday. I've hit a few bad recipes, but have also enjoyed plenty of awesome ones too. The photo above is a homemade toaster pastry/tart that Donovan and I made on Saturday. The recipe is from Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It, a book that has the seal of a approval from all three grannies. The recipe says it would make 10-12 tarts, but we were only able to roll out 8 from each batch. Good thing we made a double batch so we could split a good amount.* I filled mine with raspberry jam while Donovan filled hers with lemon curd she made herself (from the Alton Brown recipe). Even with the low quantity yielded from the recipe we have dubbed the pastries excellent and will surely be doing them again.
I've been so busy in the kitchen that I totally forgot to mention that Donovan and I were interviewed for Pinball Publishing's CoinOp. Donovan and I love Pinball. We've been printing our stuff with them for years; they are always our go-to press. We actually just got our new business cards printed from them and absolutely love them. Double-sided, full bleed cards with trasnparency - so well done! Enough press geekery from me, I'll be posting some recipes that I've made and approved later this week. Have a lovely Monday.
* While eating a toaster pastry for breakfast this morning I realized that the reason we got only 8 from the batch is because we made them largr than suggested. This makes for a filling tart, which is awesome, but unfortunately they are too long for my toaster. Oh, why did my toast-r-oven have fry out last year?