14 October 2012

Lemos Farm

This week we went to Lemos Farm with Finn, Lauren, and Steve. Lemos Farm is located on 92 on the way to Half Moon Bay. They have goats, pony rides, a hay ride, train, bounce houses, a jungle gym, and pumpkins at this time of year. We had great weather and a nice time with our friends.

I'll be honest, we didn't do much of anything there. Lyla didn't want anything to do with the goats, the hay ride, or the train (scared of them right now). She had interest in the bounce house but I couldn't go with her and I knew that'd end in an elbow in the face and tears. She enjoyed watching Finn ride a pony and she played a little on the jungle gym, but the biggest event for her was chasing this cat around for a while.

Lyla and Finn

13 October 2012

Chocolate Pie

 My book club had a purely social evening last night, and I brought dessert. It's me of course; given the choice why would I bring anything else? 

I decided to make something I've wanted to try for a while. Ever since I pinned this chocolate pie recipe I've wanted to try making the crust with my chocolate tofu pudding. The hazelnuts sounded just right for the chocolate filling and the tofu would keep it from being too heavy. This was my first time making a pie crust of this kind and it turned out really well~

The end result: I think everyone liked it! It was luscious and deeply chocolatey, but it was not heavy which is a side effect of the traditional chocolate pie. I served it without adornment, but some whipped cream would be good if there are men around next time.

My baking partner popped in and out

A blur!