Friday, November 23, 2012

Leftovers

I baked a pumpkin pie yesterday without condensed milk.  I don't know why I found the idea of condensed milk to be wrong, but I found recipes for a heavy cream  replacement.

The pie is very rich and kind of fluffy.  It's really good, but I think I might prefer the condensed milk version for it's denseness.  I am a 'savory' type as opposed to 'sweet', and that is why I love pumpkin pie.  I'm looking forward to the cold version tonight and I might make a second pie on Sunday....with condensed milk.

We had peonies and Darcy Garden Roses left from Thanksgiving.  We were closed, but I had an anniversary arrangement to deliver that came in yesterday and a small wedding for tomorrow, so I worked alone happily and listened to NPR.


I treasure my Madderlake books.  I'd always had a vision of how flower arrangements should be and these guys described what I hadn't been able to articulate.  Sadly, they closed before I had a chance to visit their shop in NYC.

We're open on Sundays in December.  This weekend will be my last one off;  to the movies I think: Life of Pi or Lincoln?

There's going to be a shift at Bow Street Flowers starting in January.  The details are being worked out.




8 comments:

Jen said...

NPR, flowers and quiet sounds lovely.That arrangement is glorious.

I went to my garden to pick a centerpiece and had to make do with holly and pine branches. The weather was so mild I though I might find a flower somewhere.

I'm intrigued by your teaser...

Alicia said...

at my new job we work one Sunday of each three. Tomoerrow I have a Sunday free.
I miss working in a little flower shop. this one were I work now is a kind of self service of flowers, with all the bouquets ready to take them and go...

Amelia said...

Your flower arrangement is perfect. I try to duplicate arrangements I see in books; doesn't work very well, for one I'm missing half the flowers and probably some of the talent. Relax before the craziness comes!

flwrjane said...

I used evaporated milk in my pumpkin pie.
Was that wrong?

Love the colors, design and flowers in your arrangement.

Oh Madderlake, I thought they rocked the flower world way back when.

xo jane

Bow Street Flowers said...

Alicia - thanks for visiting. I worked once in a shop that had pre made bouquets. There's something good to be learned in each flower shop. Someday your dreams will come true! How are your roses doing?

Rubye Jack said...

Lincoln.
I had never heard of Madderlake before but after checking out their website find they have done some fascinating and simply beautiful architectural building.

Bow Street Flowers said...

Rubye Jack - yes, when Madderlake dissolved, one of the partners went to UPenn's Landscape Architecture program and is now doing amazing designs.

Madderlake said...

Thanks for your appreciation of our work and books! Although the Madderlake store closed in 1996, we continue to do private house accounts in NYC and occasional weddings. We have a small shop in Tokyo as well! The world of flowers was great and we are happy to maintain a small presence in that world. https://www.facebook.com/PureMadderlake Tom Pritchard has returned to his orignal vocation – Architect – and we are busy with projects from NY, to Montana, Aspen and California. Some can be seen at Madderlake.com