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.