Take a wee bit of time for yourself,
go lay in the grass before it all disappears into autumn's halo,
dip your toes into the lake,
and make something exquisitely tasty,
like these little vanilla cream blueberry tartlettes.
For the crusts, use any pie crust recipe that suits your fancy, I used a traditional one but rolled the dough in cinnamon before baking (extra nom-factor) Also be sure to snatch any last summer fruits you can find for toppings!
To make the vanilla cream: Place the milk in a medium sauce pan set over medium high heat. In a bowl, whisk the egg and egg yolks together. Once they are well blended, sprinkle the sugar over the top and whisk it into the eggs until smooth. Next, do the same with the flour, whisking until combined and slightly thickened. Once the milk reaches a low simmer, remove it from the heat. Add about one cup of the hot milk to the egg mixture in a slow, steady stream while whisking constantly. Once the milk is blended into the egg mixture, pour the eggs into the saucepan and whisk until combined. Set the mixture over medium high heat, whisking constantly while it comes to a boil. Continue to cook for one more minute (still whisking constantly) until the mixture is very thick. Once thickened, remove from heat and stir in the butter and vanilla. Cover with a layer of plastic wrap on the surface of the cream and allow to cool to room temperature. Once cooled, chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour (I let mine sit overnight).
also, if you enjoy recipes & the like, my very good friend Hattie has a beautiful, delectable food blog, Edibles, that you should take a peek at. Her images and recipes are astounding. Feel free to share any more earthly delights you enjoy!
A bit ago I was lucky enough to travel to north Africa,
and in a backpack filled with an array of strange fruits,
bits of sand, and a few necessities,
I brought a couple of disposable cameras.
People dismiss the power of these little fellows,
but I think they're quite lovely,
especially when capturing the brisk, unpausing differences you encounter while travelling.
They are quick, and thoughtless,
and their subtle beauty is a whole art form all in itself, one that I encourage you to explore.
anyway, here are some day moments, (night shots another time).