First, a little peek into my thoughts behind this post (scary, huh?)....my article on Foodtv's blog - Food for Thought is up and and I want to mention it here....(it's all about our hunt for blueberries a couple of weeks ago - check it out). The obvious choice for this post would be something with blueberries - Duh! I've already used up most of the five pounds of blueberries we bought in Masstown - blueberry muffins, blueberry crisp, blueberry salsa and just plain blueberries in yoghurt with a swish of honey. But I also want to do something special for Sara, since I keep missing the opportunity to participate in her fun event.
Pathetic, no?! Alright, I've tortured you enough...
The cookbook I chose this time is the Inn on the Twenty Cookbook. The Inn is a romantic getaway set beside a little river in the heart of Niagara Wine Country. If you ever get the chance - Go! You will not be disappointed. We stayed there a couple of years ago and had some fantastic meals. Naturally I had to buy the book and by serendipity or fluke, the book opened to a recipe for Blueberry Minted Custard Tart. What else could I do but make it!
Not being the best baker, it was more complicated than I thought, although each step was quite simple. Simple for everyone but me... remember that I'm still not completely organized in my kitchen (my move??!!) so I had to run out and buy some beans to blind bake the pie shell and ...oh yeah - a rolling pin! Good thing the store was close enough for me to run out while the dough was chilling. Lots of pots and pans...okay one pot for the custard and no pan to wash because the pie is still sitting in it. It looks beautiful and tonight I think we'll have raise a glass of wine to the fond memory of Niagara Wine Country and the Inn on the Twenty. Cheers!
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