The book Year Round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabbour is available in Canada now. It has come highly recommended!! I am going to go to my local book store, Tanner's, to pick up a copy tomorrow. If it is not available locally, I will order a copy. If it is as good as 'they' say, I will be carrying it in my store.
|The beginning of the snow on Vancouver Island today.|
On that note...please support your local bookstore. Between the recession, amazon and ebooks, it is really difficult for them right now. If you've ever seen the movie You've Got Mail, the predicament that the Shop Around the Corner faced when Fox Books moved down the block, is becoming a reality. Losing our little independent booksellers, is, in a way a bit like losing our small farmers. Once it happens, it will be next to impossible to turn back the hands of time.
|The most incredible Peanut Butter Pie I have ever tasted. Yummmm.|
Peanut Butter Pie
16 Oreo Cookies, broken into rough pieces
4 T unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 1/2 c. marshmallow creme
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 c. heavy cream, separated
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
2 T. unsalted butter, softened
1/4 c. chocolate chips
For the crust:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a food processor, process the cookies until finely ground. Add the 4 T. melted butter and pulse until incorporated.
Sprinkle mixture into a 9" pie plate. Press the crumbs evenly across the bottom and up the sides. Bake until fragrant, 10-15 minutes.
Let it cool completely.
For the pie:
In a large bowl, beat together the marshmallow creme, cream cheese, 1/2 c. of the heavy cream, peanut butter and the butter on medium-high until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. In a small bowl beat the remaining 1c. heavy cream until stiff peaks form. With a rubber spatula fold the heavy cream into the marshmallow creme mixture and pour into the cooled pie crust. Refrigerate 2 hours.
In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips. Drizzle over the pie. Cover pie loosely with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated until serving.