Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Weekend wrap-up, part two

A gorgeous, all-natural sirloin steak from NoneSuch Farm Market. Seriously light years beyond anything you can get at a grocery store.

A big-ass, locally grown Granny Smith picked up at Tanner's. At $.49/lb a flippin' bargain in this neck of the woods. Of course, when you get big-ass apples you make:

Applesauce. Three pounds of chunked Grannies, 1 cup apple cider, simmer until soft, mash by hand with a potato masher. Yum.

You also make Gordon Ramsay's Caramelized Apple Tart. I don't believe this is the proper name; however, it's the tart recipe from his Three Star Cookbook, sans the homemade ice cream and puff pastry crust. I'm not a huge fan of the commercial puff pastry because of the greasiness of the shortening used to make it so I made my own all-butter pie crust. And, may I say, this is fan-freakin'-tastic.

Even better with Tanner's homemade vanilla ice cream.

All so full of yum.


Bridget said...

Yum - applesauce and apple tart! BTW, did Gordon find out that you made it with a pie crust? I mean, you more or less outright challenged him on both Twitter and Facebook ...

puffthemagicrabbit said...

i am sooooo hungry now.