I made pâté a few days ago and finally gathered my courage to test it tonight. I will be blogging about that in about a week or so. What a heavenly meal though! My homemade pâté and fresh mesculun greens from my very own garden. And that paired with my own lavash. I savoured every bite.
My good neighbour Verdella called just as I finished eating. I wanted to give her some of my pâté so I ran across the back lane with my little package of two different kinds. She had just made flat pie. I don't know if it is her own invention or if it is common out here among the farm and ranch families. It is a pie made flat in a jelly roll pan or baking sheet with sides. It is easy to pack out to the guys when they are working on the land.
She makes the best pastry I have ever tasted. I'll be hitting her up for her recipe and tips on pastry. I'm sure it is made with lard.
I just have to tell you that ever since I have been painting bedrooms, shovelling red shale, shovelling top soil and cutting flower beds, I have lost 10 pounds! I have been so busy with working on the house that I haven't been cooking so much but what I have made has been very satisfying. But tonight was over the top! Such a treat.