I’m not usually a sucker for miniature desserts but I make an exception for hand pies. It’s really their practicality that gets me, the miniature cuteness is just a bonus. It’s pie in a completely portable, perfectly portioned little package that’s perfect for potlucks, barbecues and picnics. Oh and the crust to filling ratio is high, so pie crust lovers rejoice, these cute little pies are made just for you.
I totally failed at getting a CSA update out last week. These are the biweekly posts I’m planning to send out on what I’m doing with the produce that arrives from a local farm.
There is a good excuse, last week I flew 2000 miles in 24 hours and surprisingly enough I just was not that excited about arugula at the end of it. Funerals have a way of doing that. They make you appreciate the simple, little moments, reflect on what and who is now missing from the world, and, for me, I crave the comfort of home and family and the comfort of food.
Last week I made spaghetti and meatballs (modified from this recipe) and a version of mejadra and used the CSA delivery for the simplest of side salad (lettuce, olive oil, lemon, salt). Both were comforting and just what I was craving. And then this weekend…I baked. Sometimes our mood influences what we cook as much as the seasons and this week I was all comfort, comfort, comfort.