Farmer’s Market Cookbook by Ysanne Spevack

Cover of Farmer's Market Cookbook by Ysanne Spevack

If I am not mistaken, this is the last of the “seasonal” themed cookbooks I have to share. I believe that after this cookbook, we only have three more that we can link to via Amazon, and only six more cookbooks total to profile. I find that pretty exciting! Soon I will be caught up on one aspect of this blog.

I believe Bill and I bought this book at Powell’s book store, in Portland, Oregon. I’ve only been once, and I still dream about that store. It was an amazing number and variety of books; I was in heaven. Also, I purchased a lot of books. No surprise there, eh?

This cookbook makes me a little hungry. Like the last cookbook, there are a variety of recipes that call for ingredients I’d never think to put together.… Continue reading →

[71] Steak, Mushroom and Ale Pie

Cover of Farmer's Market Cookbook by Ysanne Spevack

I recently went to Elephant and Castle in Chicago with Grace.

Oh, wow. “Recently” wasn’t that recently at all. I just realized this would have been the week before Halloween. Huh.

Well, anyway, the point is that we went to Elephant and Castle after going to the farmers’ market. Grace wanted something that was not terribly expensive, but with plenty of space to sit down. I don’t know the area as well as I’d like, and the places that aren’t E&C I know down there are all basically fast food.

Once we got there, we settled in to order. What I got was clearly not very memorable, because I don’t remember it. Grace, however, got the steak and ale pie. When it came out, I couldn’t help but marvel at how pretty this miniature pie was, and how tasty it looked, especially with a nice green salad next to it.… Continue reading →