September 28, 2016

Ginger Pear Puff Pastry Tart

Ginger Pear Puff Pastry Tart from forkknifeswoon.com

A slice of this ginger pear puff pastry may have been my breakfast this morning…

The nearly translucent, thin layers of fresh pear brushed with a sweet, spiced ginger sauce nestled seductively atop flaky, golden puff-pastry was just too much to resist. My own morning impulses aside, this lovely little pastry is a beautiful, autumnal dessert and fantastically simple to boot.

It comes together quickly to create an impressive and elegant tart, prime for entertaining… or early-morning snacking.
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September 26, 2016

Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls & Apple Picking

Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls from forkknifeswoon.com

Pumpkin spice seems to have taken over once again as we usher in the official start of Autumn, but I’m over here pointedly obsessing over all things apple.

(It won’t be long now, pumpkin, before I come for you, too…)

One morning last week, I took a trip to our local community apple orchard, a quiet, happy place nestled unassumingly between neighborhood cul-de-sacs.

Most of the trees had already been picked over, so with the exception of the small army of spiders nestled in the delicate, expansive webs stretching from tree to tree, I had the place to myself, the early sunlight shining soft and dappled through the branches, the fruit dotted with dew.

I came away with a handful of apples, and a bevy of apple-themed inspiration.
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September 15, 2016

Roasted Broccoli Burrito Bowls

Quick Roasted Broccoli Burrito Bowls | via forkknifeswoon.com @forkknifeswoon

We grew broccoli for the first time this year, well, broccolini, actually, broccoli’s tender, milder cousin. I’d thought we already ate a decent amount of broccoli, but our newest Summer bumper crop forced me to get more creative with the bounty of vibrant green stalks we were harvesting.

One of my favorite ways to cook broccoli (and most veggies for that matter) is to roast it. Tossed with a splash of olive oil and a good bit of salt and pepper, the broccoli florets cook quickly, and in about ten minutes are tender and flavorful, their edges just beginning to caramelize.

Those tasty quick-roasted broccoli florets make a delicious addition to many of my favorite recipes, and are especially great mixed into my beloved burrito bowls.
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