Thursday, October 30, 2008

Playing Catch Up


We went to Ontario for Canadian Thanksgiving (Oct 13th) and spent a relaxing week with family. I couldn't find my copy of Eat, Pray, Love so I bought another one at the airport. I figured I would pass it on to a friend when I'm done reading it. Also picked up Water for Elephants which I totally devoured. Odd for me, as I'm usually reading some sort of reference book. Perhaps I enjoyed it so much because it is an historical novel. The author is a tech writer from Ontario - something I didn't know until I got to the end of the book. Very good read!


My mother-in-law's insanely delicious Canadian Butter Tarts made with pecans from my father's orchard in Alabama! Mmmmm...I'd have to say that these are better than pecan pie because of the sweet to flaky crust ratio. Speaking of that, I learned a trick from my father-in-law on how to maximize the pumpkin pie eating experience. He puts a hole in the top of the piece of pumpkin pie and then fills it with Canadian maple syrup before covering with freshly whipped cream. *Smack!*



4 comments:

Lilly Rose Chen said...

so that's where you've been! totally missed your blogging! Those tarts look so delicious!! might have to take some.

Southern Girl said...

Glad to have you back! Let's get together! (:

Candace said...

I feel like Lilly... where you been? Great great photos (what artist is not a reader of some sort?) and I am *totally* stealing that recipe!

ginny said...

Oh, I loved Water..Elephants, too and exactly because it was so full of historical references that were new to me. Learning new things is always enjoyable.