So, I discovered a new blog this week. It’s called Heartbreak Pie and it is ‘life, love, and a food blog’.
The discovery came about in the twitter aftermath of Ignite Wellington. I tweeted that I would like to see more ladies taking the stage at Ignite (I would), @heartbreakpie responded, saying that my comment sounded like a challenge. I said that was exactly what it was. There was mutual following on Twitter, which involved me reading her Twitter description, clicking through to her blog. Before I knew it I was hooked.
As is occasionally my want when I discover something new, I obsess over it and consume it completely. Thus I have now read many of the entries and recipes contained within the Heartbreak Pie blog.
[Sidenote: Is that creepy? Does anyone else do this? It’s kind of like stalking. It’s a little creepy. I’m sorry. Seriously, does anyone else do this? If yes, does that even make it okay? I don’t know. Netiquette of the 21st century sometimes is beyond me. Somehow I feel like talking about my creepy behaviour openly online makes it less creepy. Is this true? Somebody help me in whatever way is appropriate for this situation.]
Here are some of my recipes I have tried. In bullet point form.
- Roasted broccoli. This is the best thing ever.
- This asparagus pasta dish. I added fresh dill and parsley. And roasted broccoli.
- I was going to make a rhubarb crumble anyway but this recipe provided me with the magical idea to add ginger, cinnamon and vanilla. Result!
- This caramelised onion and rosemary bread, which is hot out of the oven and is going to be packed up and taken over to Somes Island for tonight’s island adventure.
Here are some photos of today’s bread making process:
Caramelising the onions was fun. I got to use my new-old cast iron pan that I got from last week’s (otherwise overpriced) Wellesley Gala for $3. Cast iron 4 evs.
I deviated slightly from the recipe. We didn’t have any fennel for the dough, so I left it out. I also didn’t have any olives, so left those bad boys out as well. I did have a bounty of rosemary though, so I used heaps of that. Rosemary 4 evs.
I am looking forward to enjoying this with a few beverages on the Somes aka Te Matiu.
Thanks for all the inspiration Heartbreak Pie! Sorry for stalking you!