Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bits & Pieces

I'm in the midst of writing about the latest project, but in case you were wondering...


A wedding cake (and many cupcakes) were made last weekend!!


Luckily I've eaten more than just sugar the past week ;)  In search of a mushroom-filled dinner that wouldn't require me to turn on the oven (anyone want to gift me an air conditioner for my kitchen?), Rebecca pointed me to Deb's Mushroom Crepe Cake.  One look and I knew I'd be making it the next night!


A first for making crepes, it didn't seem so bad (next time will probably not go as easy ;)).  There were definitely extra crepes, which made me wish I had more mushroom filling, but it was delicious!!  I don't think I made enough changes to Deb's recipe to post it here, but I did cut back on the butter in filling (used 1T butter +1T olive oil), used cave-aged gruyere and almond milk in the filling, added ~1t chopped fresh thyme and didn't measure my cheese (so was probably short).  The only change to the crepe batter was to use white whole wheat flour and omit the butter needed for the pan as my pan didn't require any.  Highly recommended, whether it be for a brunch or dinner spread!


I also got the first share from Marshall's Farmstand CSA and I couldn't be more excited for the summer :)  Check out the goods...




What should I make from my share??

14 comments:

Jess said...

Oooh good stuff in the CSA! Huge tomatoes. My fave is the asparagus though, so you should hog that to yourself.

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

oh those cupcakes??? YUM!! And I love that bunch of asparagus!

vanillasugar said...

gazpacho!!! a kicked up veggie gazpacho. i will help you eat it.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

You sound like you've been super busy!

Jen said...

Wow you got lots of goodies in your CSA! Congrats on the cupcakes, can't wait to hear more about them.

Joanne said...

Woot woot for pulling it off! I'm so proud of you! And I still can't really believe you made SOOOO many cupcakes. That's kinda my dream come true.

Megan said...

The cake and cupcakes look beautiful, and I'm so jealous of your CSA. I'm dying to go to my farmers market but I keep being away on weekends!

Cara said...

I still have some lamb filling in my freezer - would have been perfect for your crepes!

So jealous of your CSA, I can never seem to find one convenient for me.

Lauren @ Healthy Food For Living said...

I had a feeling it was a wedding cake... you sure had your hands full! What a fun baking project - I can't wait to read more about it.

When it cools down (hopefully by next week), I'm planning to make veggie enchiladas (from Annie's Eats blog) with summer squash. I love roasted asparagus and broccoli, but again... that requires cooler temperatures! Looks like you have some kale too - how about a massaged kale salad? I'm not big into beets, so you're on your own there ;). I typically eat carrots and tomatoes (with a bit of kosher salt & black pepper) raw.

Enjoy your CSA bounty!

Erin said...

Shannon, did you hear this story? http://www.npr.org/2011/06/08/137034621/oh-the-things-you-can-do-with-a-farm-share-box

Elizabeth said...

You made wedding cake?? That is awesome.

Esi said...

So incredibly awesome that you got to do that cake. Um, with that asparagus I would roast it..just like I do every day!

Kerstin said...

Yay for your CSA - what a haul, how exciting!! Can't wait to see what you make with everything :)

Natalie said...

ahhh I've been wanting to try the crepe cake but am intimidated. So it wasn't all that hard??

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