We went out to dinner with friends tonight - to Nina's - where I ate a spinach salad with grilled shrimp, bacon bits, dried cranberries and an excellent dressing, along with eggplant saltimbocca - my usual fare there.
I asked mr. k to take my picture, since you haven't seen me with longer hair (but it sure doesn't look very long here.)
I set the table for dessert and coffee before we left, and added a centerpiece of two gardenias and some candles after this photo was taken.
I baked an apple pie and decided to throw in a handful of blackberries. I think there were about twenty in it. It turned the apples a pinkish red and gave the whole pie an added taste and texture. It was pretty good, if I do say so myself!!
I'm not the best pie crust finisher; in fact, I'm mediocre at it, but I thought this one turned out fairly well. For someone who is pretty good with her hands, I can't model clay and I can't crimp pie dough either. But since taste is more important than looks (in all but wedding cakes) I do okay.
(And yes, I do know that wedding cakes ought to taste good too - but appearance is most important!)
A close-up of the pie. Don't you want to dive in through that hole? I sure do!!