Since our return from Kauai we essentially hit the ground running. I had fun hurriedly preparing my pies for the Saturday market, determined to carry out all the lofty goals I'd dreamed up in Hawaii. And with a nearly sleepless night - I pulled it together!
The pies I made for this market are definitely my favorite by far - despite all the creative freedom that the apple pies allow me for decoration, I'm really more of a custard pie person. I love rich creamy custards, so for this market I made two. First was an elderflower clementine. A light custard pie that basically tastes like an orange creamsicle with a nice floral aftertaste. It's definitely my new favorite alongside the other custard I made for this market - a Black Bottom Cedar pie. This one was an experiment and I was so excited with the results. The pie had a dark chocolate layer underneath a rich, creamy buttermilk custard I infused with cedar boughs growing just outside. It essentially tasted like Christmas.
And then the boy and I stayed up late and woke up early to make and decorate these fun spice cookies -- most of which we ended up eating...
Oh and also... we may or may not have gotten a dog! More photos to come, but she's a sweet shelter pup, 5 years old Keeshond/Border Collie Mix. And we've named her Penelope Rose, Penny for short.
Wishing you and yours safe travels and a warm holiday times wherever you may be.