Cherimoya "Custard Apples"

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Name: Cherimoya
Genre: Fruit
Nickname: Custard Apple, Bull's Heart

Admittedly, this recession has been tough. (Not helped by the fact that I left the US just as it was coming out of the worst of the recession and came to England just as it was entering the worst of the recession.) Mostly everyone has had to deal with cutbacks and exercise their frugality skills--it's been tedious and it's been demanding and like all of you, I'll be ecstatic when it's all over.

However, I would be remiss if I did not mention one of the benefits of the recession: it has opened up a whole new world for me in terms of fresh produce.

Cream Cheese and Herb Souffle

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Cream Cheese and Herb Souffle

Here in the UK, we have a few commercials from a butter company called Lurpak featuring a guy cooking a traditional meat pie. (How authentically British, right?)

Well, the guy (who by no means is a chef) is making a mess of the dish, the pastry dough is tattered, it's oozing over the sides. It looks horrendous and if placed before a true food snob, it would be a shoo-in for up-turned noses. The point, however, is that it doesn't matter what it looks like, it just matters that you make it.