Monday, September 27, 2010

Simple Fruit Salad

This is probably the simplest fruit salad I've ever made. Only four ingredients: strawberries, blueberries, bananas and fresh mint. If I had orange juice on hand, I would have added a splash but the mint alone is enough to bring all of the flavors together. Mint is the perfect compliment to just about any fruit; it adds a refreshing lightness that makes it somehow feel even healthier than it already is.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Endless Cravings

Sweets, meats, produce, pasta and other enticing foods from various shops on Granville Island.

Basic Breakfast

Such a good breakfast: egg, bacon, buttery toast and yam.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Tangy Lemon Meringue Tart at Stuart's Bakery

I browsed the the rows of tarts, mousses and tiny cakes at Stuart's Bakery, one of the bakeries on Granville Island and finally decided on this "Tangy Lemon Meringue Tart". Everything looked pretty appealing so it took a while to accept that I could only pick one thing.

The lemon custard was surprisingly sour, definitely very "tangy" but buffered by the sweet, buttery crust. I have no idea how they got the meringue part to be so fluffy and bubbly at the same time - you can see all the bubbles in the photo - it was almost like a foam yet still maintained a solid form. I don't really know anything about baking but I'd love to be able to make amazing little pastries like this.