Mai had asked a few of us to bake a few items for her wedding reception. My intial reaction was "Pink! Hearts! Gliltter! More hearts!" and I scoured the web for anything and everything heart shaped, glittery, and edible. I had a feeling Martha Stewart's website might have something appropriate. About 45 minutes of drooling through all kinds of heart-shaped treats, I found some cookies that seemed perfect! Well, by some I mean pretty much every v-day cookie recipe. Okay but I had to narrow it down and I liked these ones best. Especially because I had just picked up some fresh jam from the farmer's market!
I had about 300 pounds of squash to use (from my CSA). The only squash I've really cooked with is butternut squash, so I wanted to find an easy recipe for my delicata squash. In doing a quick search on my Epicurious app, I found a recipe that seemed both yummy and easy to whip together.
Well, I think we all noticed summer ended this week. While summer is always fun (both in the city and out), fall is definitely my favorite season. I like having non-frizzy hair and wearing cute suede boots. I was touring the Union Square Farmer's Market, 10 reusable bags in tow, when I found a sample stand. It's nearly impossible to maneuver the market when you have 300 pounds of butternut squash hanging off your arm, but where there are samples, I find a way. The sample stand was handing out tastings of butternut squash soup with apples - and was a perfect way to kick of autumn.
Sidenote: I went to the market at around 9:45am on Saturday. HOW WERE THERE SO MANY PEOPLE AWAKE ALREADY? Apparently I miss out on most of Saturday morning by sleeping in until noon.
I hadn't seen Mai in over a month, so we thought it was long overdue for some cooking fun! We decided to make ravioli - from scratch. No, we do not have a press or ravioli molds. We decided to wing it and see where it took us...