So I am a VERY creative individual. Growing up everyone told me I should be an artist. Drawing was my thing. In high school, if something needed designed, I was the go-to-girl. Backdrop for the Homecoming float? I’m all about it. Run-through for the basketball game? Count me in! As I’ve grown into adulthood, though, I’ve found my time to sit down and draw has rapidly diminished (minus a 30 day sketch challenge with my granny two-years ago). Although, it has evolved in other directions. My creativity has spilled out into other arenas of my life. Into my fashion and wardrobe. My make-up. My hair. My apartment and interior design. Into my booth at the Farmer’s Market. And the biggest arena: my FOOD. My artsy, creativeness has flowed into my kitchen most of all, clearly since BAKER is my job-title. This week at work, my bosses gave me the green-light to make pies. I LOVE making pies, it seems like one of the most creative desserts to me. Making the crust. Fluting. Toppings. Flavors. I was in my own personal Heaven to say the least.
As I stood at the market two weeks ago, I kept seeing these gorgeous blueberries coming from Ernie’s booth. I was determined to get me some of them. My gears sped into over-drive with ideas on what I wanted to do with those blueberries. As the market went along the recipe kept evolving. As I talked to customers, I kept conceptualizing. Finally, last Tuesday, I made the recipe. WOW! There is this unbelievable high I get from creating food. From making something that I’d spent so long thinking up. From making something that I just KNOW is delicious and amazing! This photo is evidence of said amazingness. Just look at my mom and nephew. Look at the plate. Notice how the tart was absolutely destroyed and gone. So now my website, my booth, my job, and you reading this get to benefit from my creativity. Although, my artsiness has been on the upswing lately. I had my friend Julie over a few weeks ago to work on painting a table cloth. My other friend Mary had given me one to be a wind-blocker, but like my car, it looked boring so I decided to paint on it. Here is the result: Continue reading “Blueberry Basil Goat Cheese Tart”