Showing posts from August 11, 2008

After the Dentist Comes the Police

My dentist visit went well... I was offered Nitrous Oxide and GLADLY accepted. I had my earphones\MP3 player cranked up and I was out of it. You really do think about the weirdest things when you are a bit high. I think i solved all life's major crisis... now if i could just remember the solutions??? I have to go back in a month to get a crown on bad tooth, but this was such a positive experience, i don't mind going back.
Oh and guess who showed up at my door after the dentist? The police! Marius decided to wander far far away again. Although this time he was such a criminal the police picked him up and handcuffed him in the back seat. Ok no handcuffs, but he was in the back seat. Silly Cat.
Lady cop was nice and didn't give me any lectures about not having my cat licenced. What is this shame free week? No shaming dentists, no shaming police. This is great!
Well Marius is back home safe and sound, good thing for ID tags... Now i must go rest, I still feel funny funny funny.

Pie Time!

I enjoy making pie... and i love having reasons to make pies, like the birth of a new baby. So i went to my dessert bible: Baking by Dorie Greenspan. She had this recipe for Creamiest Lime Cream Meringue Pie. Sounded summer delicious! I took the "bones" of her recipe and then tweaked it a bit... I had a sampling of the cream filling with a hunk of mango, and let me tell you, not too shabby.

Mango Gingered-Lime Cream Pie-
makes 8 servings - adapted from Dorie Greenspan's recipe
For the Filling1 9-inch graham cracker crust, fully baked and cooled, or a single crust pie dough.
1 cup sugar
Grated zest of 3 limes
4 large eggs, preferably at room temperature
3/4 cup fresh lime juice (from about 6 limes)
A 1-inch chunk of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into tablespoon-size pieces, at room temperature. (you could even use less butter... her recipe called for 2.5 sticks of butter!)
1 Mango, chopped into big chunks, driz…