I made this milk chocolate silk tart the other day thanks to a great recipe from Anna Olson's book Back to Baking. Very easy and very delicious! My goal is to try to make all of the recipes in this book by the end of summer. Rick is sitting here beside me saying that it is mathematically impossible. He is correct, so I amend my deadline to next summer!
Oh Jamie, how I love you. People under estimate Jamie Oliver. He’s a powerful force. Not only is he an amazing chef, but he is an ambassador for our children and we don’t give him nearly enough credit for it. Have you seen his show ‘Jamie Oliver’s School Dinners’? What about ‘Food Revolution’?? They’re both on my must watch list. Clearly, getting our kids to eat healthfully starts in the home with parents who are educated about food and Jamie seems to be working tirelessly to this end.
Before this gets too preachy, I am by no means a model eater, but I’m working on it. My daughter is pretty much a model eater, however. I don’t want her to struggle with sugar addiction, early physical development, learning disabilities, obesity – all the things that come along with poor eating habits and processed food. We practice farm to table eating for our family as much as possible, but we’re not perfect.
Anyway, back to Jamie. I’m in love with his enthusiasm and genuine caring nature. I hope that we get to see him succeed in his mission to make school lunches healthy and solve the childhood obesity epidemic. I love to watch him ‘waz’ this and that in his beloved food processor and plate his dishes in that wonderful rustic style of his.
Anyway, I’ve just got a love on for Jamie Oliver today and I wanted to share. Check out all of his many shows and beautiful books . I know you’ll be inspired too.
(Yes, we may’ve been a bit overly inspired...we did steal one of his daughters names for ours... and I do still have all of his Christmas specials PVR’d now 4 months later... and I may or may not keep the book jacket from his most recent book in my desk just so I can have a gander at his lovely face every so often...)