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My man fixed the oven and they came out so yummy!

I was in such a hurry to nom-nom-nom on one with a cup of tea, that the pics are kind of crappy

Fig and Vanilla Bean Muffins

(eta: there's a drizzle of honey on the individual one)
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My man fixed the oven and they came out so yummy!

I was in such a hurry to nom-nom-nom on one with a cup of tea, that the pics are kind of crappy

Fig and Vanilla Bean Muffins

(eta: there's a drizzle of honey on the individual one)
Originally Posted by Rubber Biscuit
Yummmm
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
Alright, so here is the breakdown on the market trip and possibilities:

You know summer is practically over when grapes show up. Now, I adore Concord grapes as you all know, but I just couldn't bring myself to get them. They're such a mark of fall, and I wanted summer! I thought maybe some nectarines, but I unlike the peaches I just didn't get any real scent from them. Same with the plums. No currants or gooseberries anymore.
Then I saw them, the melons. Yes, it's peak melon season. I remembered reading about a Japanese sponge with nothing but whipped cream and slices of fresh melon, and I knew what I wanted.
I also picked up blackberries and raspberries. So, the breakdown:

Sponge cake with orange blossom and honey Chantilly, cantaloupe, and basil
Summer berry pudding
Cantaloupe Charlotte Russe or Charlotte Royale
Cantaloupe semifreddo
Berry Charlotte Russe

Those are what I feel like making and just need to decide.
Of course, in addition to plans to bake black sesame financiers, bagels, and maybe make black sesame panna cotta depending on whether I have leftover cream!
Oh, and some pasties!
Yummmmm is right!

I'll take one, please. It would go perfect with my cup of coffee.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Ok, and I'll also take a bagel and a pastie from saria. I'm on carb overload today.

Saria, I wish I could give you some of the cantaloupe I have because in my veggie delivery I got what has to be the biggest one I've ever seen. Mr. Spring doesn't like cantaloupe at all and now I've got a ton of it to eat! I'm hoping my neighbors like it so I can share with them, otherwise I don't know how it won't go to waste.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Make cantaloupe granita. It's easy and surely he can like it in that form. Or sorbet. Or semifreddo.
Or agua fresca, lemonade, smoothies, etc.
Key with cantaloupe is a bit of salt since some can be bland. When you get a great one it's pretty perfect as is though.
Cantaloupe is also great with sparkling wine. So something like a mousse with moscato gelee is nice.
Or you can always do the classic melon and ham combo. It's so good with prosciutto/jamon serrano/Iberico/speck/etc.

Or a savory chilled soup with some cucumber, mint, and yogurt. Ultra refreshing and light.

Or chilled dessert soup with a scoop of ice cream or sorbet.

Here is an example of melon gelee with wine gelee:

http://www.cannellevanille.com/2008/07/gewurtzeminer-and-watermelon-gelee-and.html?m=1
Allrecipes is the internet equivalent of women trading their recipes. I have an old Betty Crocker cookbook stuffed with scraps of paper with handwritten recipes my mother and grandmother traded with other people. That's the way it was done. I don't know why everything has to be so gourmet and proper now. Takes some of the homecooking in the kitchen away from making dinner.

Chill out and whip up a good old Shepherds pie!


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Thanks for the suggestions!

Anything cold makes me shiver right now, I've been freezing all day because it's so chilly here today and I just can't get warm. I even skipped my afternoon iced coffee for a hot one...the horror!

Wish I had some ham or prosciutto because I could go for some of that with it. It's really tasty just as is, but there's just such a massive amount. I had no idea a cantaloupe could get so darn big.

Allrecipes is where I started out getting recipes when we first got married so it has a special place in my heart. And now I want shepherd's pie.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Ha, it's 91 degrees here, springy.

Not even going to bother.
I don't know much about yelp or allrecipes, but I do know when I typed "serious eats pot roast" into google, Pioneer Woman's recipe came up. It is delicious.

ETA: Other than that, I don't know much about Pioneer Woman. I clearly have some new sites to check out.

Last edited by ruralcurls; 08-31-2012 at 06:00 PM.
Oh, and happy birthday, Nej! I will prepare myself for the drunken late night posting.
Melon and prosciutto yummmmm to infinity.
Central Massachusetts

One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
Yelp is complete ****. It allows every idiot who doesn't have the first clue about food to unfairly trash or undeservedly hype restaurants. My favorite review is still the one from the woman complaining that Peter Luger steakhouse had inadequate vegan options and being surprised that even mashed potatoes weren't vegan (because clearly this person has never made mashed potatoes in her life).
And still loving the whole thing about the melon pan being good even though it didn't actually taste like melon.

Or reviews of places I've worked that had basic things like what the actual dish was wrong!
Not to mention the number of reviews that are written with an agenda (ahem, competing businesses).
I trust Chowhound and local blogs for restaurant recs.

Yelp and the blight known as Allrecipes.com can die in a fire. PW, too.
Originally Posted by Saria
LOL!!!
Now I'm seriously considering going across town to Trader Joe's to get a few things AND prosciutto just to have with the melon. I've never had it, but it sure sounds like it will be good. I'm already envisioning Mr. Spring and his turned up nose and scrunchy 'gross' face.

We went out earlier to get dog food but came on back home instead of running a few other errands because he wanted to get homework done. What is he doing now, you ask? He's fallen asleep in his recliner! That's some major studying he's getting done on how snoring is made.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I don't think Mr. Spring will be up for melon and prosciutto.
I like a drizzle of balsamic and some cracked black pepper on that.
You can get him to try it by making a salad with mixed greens, tomatoes, melon, and prosciutto, maybe.
I think he'd at least try it, he's usually pretty good about giving things at least one chance. Sometimes even multiple chances like when he re-tried olives and mushrooms.

He might be ok with it in a salad.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I am so hungry and I could SO go for that little sandwich right now. I'm not so sure about the soup, I'm not big on cold fruit soup. I like to chew my fruit.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
Dear Clint,

Ive never seen the level of disrespect shown to any president as what you and others from your party have shown Barack Obama. Granted, I probably shouldnt expect you to be respectful. You disrespected your own wife and children for over 20 years by flaunting an affair with Sondra Locke. Then you disrespected your mistress with physical abuse, after which you left her. Why wouldnt you act at least as low-class toward the president? But I was still shocked to hear you imply - while talking to a now-infamous empty chair - that the president should eff himself. How tacky. How crass. Even Bush didnt endure such treatment, despite the shoe-wielding Iraqi journalist, although Bush's actions have resulted in the deaths of thousands, the bankruptcy or impoverishment of thousands more, and the man is simply dim-witted. And people STILL say racism is dead. smh...
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