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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The 65th Circle Time: The Show and Tell Weekly Thread

Show and Tell is wasted on elementary schoolers. Join several dozen bloggers weekly to show off an item, tell a story, and get the attention of the class. In other words, this is Show and Tell 2.0. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have never posted before and just found out about Show and Tell for the first time today. So yank out a photo of the worst bridesmaid's dress you ever wore and tell us the story; show off the homemade soup you cooked last night; or tell us all about the scarf you made for your first knitting project. Details on how to participate are located at the bottom of this post.

Let's begin.

One trip to the farm today = 4 rustic tarts: peach, raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry. Served with cream. This is how I spent my afternoon.

I am so in love with making pastry.

What are you showing today?

Click here or scroll down to the bottom of this post if this is your first time joining along (Important: link to the permalink for the post, not the main url for your blog and use your blog's name, not your name. Links not going to a Show and Tell post will be deleted). The list is open from now until late Friday night and a new one is posted every week.

Other People Standing at the Head of the Class:

1. Weebles Wobblog
2. Our Family Beginnings
3. Becoming Whole
4. The Road Less Travelled
5. Not A Fertile Myrtle
6. Parenthood for Me
7. Dragondreamer's Lair
8. Orodemniades
9. It's Stork Season...
10. Destined to be an old woman with no regrets
11. Life from Here
12. A Little Hope
13. Not The Path I Chose
14. Once A Mother
15. Life, Family and the Pursuit of Sanity
16. Sassy IFLady
17. I won't fear love
18. Alana- isms
19. M de P
20. In Due Time
21. Hobbit- ish Thoughts & Ramblings
22. In one ear
23. JJ @ Reproductive Jeans
24. Beebles

Want to bring something to Show and Tell?
  • If you would like to join circle time and show something to the class, simply post each Wednesday night (or any time between Wednesday morning and Friday night), hopefully including a picture if possible, and telling us about your item. It can be anything--a photo from a trip, a picture of the dress you bought this week, a random image from an old yearbook showing a person you miss. It doesn't need to contain a picture if you can't get a picture--you can simply tell a story about a single item. The list opens every Wednesday night and closes on Friday night.
  • You must mention Show and Tell and include a link back to this post in your post so people can find the rest of the class. This spreads new readership around through the list. This is now required.
  • Label your post "Show and Tell" each week and then come back here and add the permalink for the post via the Mr. Linky feature (not your blog's main url--use the permalink for your specific Show and Tell post).
  • Oh, and then the point is that you click through all of your classmates and see what they are showing this week. And everyone loves a good "ooooh" and "aaaah" and to be queen (or king) of the playground for five minutes so leave them a comment if you can.
  • Did you post a link and now it's missing?: I reserve the right to delete any links that are not leading to a Show and Tell post or are the blogging equivalent of a spitball.


Lavender Luz said...

I want those raspberry ones RIGHT NOW.

If I lived next door to you, I'd be 250 pounds heavier, for sure.

B said...

mmmmm. They look good.

I've also got pastry nailed. Not entirely true. I have tarts nailed. (that sounds much ruder than intended) My two best tarts are poached plum in almond frangipane and creme brulee with a touch of ginger and some pistachios - only I don't yet have a blow torch for the top so i'm yet to perfect the toffee layer on these ones. But they taste amazing.

Fresh picked fruit is tasty huh.

enjoy. We'll enjoy them virtually which is kinda handy because a lot more people can enjoy the same amount of work.


LJ said...

So. Freaking. Jealous. Not that I would have been any fun today. Grumblegrumble.

Anonymous said...

I have eating pastry pretty much nailed.

And I have thought for a long time that you always take very lovely photos of whatever it is that you're showing. Someday I will emulate you. For now, it's enough that I show. :)

JamieD said...

Oh, Mel. We should move the Show & Tell to a Show & Taste. I'd be there in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

Raspberry please.

Jen said...

This post almost had me bolting for the kitchen to bake.

loribeth said...

Drool, drool.

Would you believe, I've never made pastry?? Helped my mom, bought frozen pie crust, but never made it myself. Not that I need pies & tarts sitting around my house. Especially when they look as mouthwatering as yours!

'Murgdan' said...

Um...YUM! You are a kitchen goddess.

Suzy said...

Those look delicious!

VintageMommy said...

WOW, those are beautiful! I made a blueberry pie for the first time in ages; not quite as good as my Mom's but not bad. such a classic summer treat.

areyoukiddingme said...

No one has spoken for the peach or strawberry, so I'd be happy to take those off your hands. Recipe?

Lollipop Goldstein said...

This is sort of the recipe I used, obviously putting in a bunch of other fruits. And changing a few things around. But I jumped from this recipe:

Kristin said...

OMG those look so good. Recipe please?

Orodemniades said...

mmm, tarts.

I had to use tinyurl for my link, as the url came out really funny...I hope it works. :-/ I'm not linking it to the archive, though, as tinyurl won't last forevah.

Sunny said...

And I am so in love with eating pastry!

A match made in heaven.

Io said...

Oh, I was so about to go to bed and now I am wondering if I can stay up and make a pastry...

Parenthood For Me said...

My mouth is watering

Fiddle1 said...

The hardest thing in the world to me is making pastry. Baking is such a mystery!

BTW, I linked to this week's circle using the linky thing, but i put my blogger name instead of my blog title in the list. If it's fixable, could you fix it for me? My blog name is It's Stork Season...And I Bagged My Limit (not Fiddle1). Duh on my part!

The Steadfast Warrior said...

I'm so glad I just had some cake. THos look fabulous!!

WiseGuy said...

*drool*...where do you keep them? Have!

nancy said...

oh my. I want one of those pastries.

And I promise. I'll so a show in tell next week. I've NEVER done it!

(i wish you'd of shown and told your 3rd nipple removal!) ~wink~

luna said...
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luna said...

omg, that looks so freaking good. I wish I was your neighbor.

jumping back into the circle this time with a good one.

Vee said...

OMG ! They look so yummy, I would love one of each please, I promise to share :)

eden said...

Ummmmm .... if I showed Dave that picture of those pies, he would divorce me, fly to Washington, and try to marry you. YUUUUUM

IdleMindOfBeth said...

< drool >

Piccinigirl said...

YUM,the raspberry looks amazing..
I am sooo envious of your skills. :)

battynurse said...

Ok those all look truly amazing. Yumm.

Photogrl said...


They look delish!

Minta said...

Your pastries look beautful and yummy!

Calliope said...

get in my BELLY!!
oh yum.
serious yum

Julia said...

Wheeee! looks yummy. Dangerously yummy.

And I am baaaaaaaaack for show and tell myself. Admit it-- you totally missed me, right? :)

annacyclopedia said...

Thanks for destroying my afternoon, Mel. I have a ton of stuff to do and will now spend the rest of the day wiping drool from my chin and googling tart recipes. I have short pastry making down fairly well, but that looks to me like yeasted pastry dough - is it? Either way I am swooning with desire for a slice of each of those tarts.

kate said...

Yum. Just-- Yum.

sunflowerchilde said...

YUM! I LOVE making rustic fruit tarts like that. I wish we were neighbors - I have a feeling we'd spend a lot of time baking together.

A Mom in Jacksonville, FL said...

Salivating. Those look truly mouth-watering! YUM!

M de P said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I share your love of baking, and making your own pastry dough is SO worth the extra effort! I love cooking in the summer!

In Due Time said...

Mmm!!! Those look DE-LISH!

Jen said...

they look so good!

Billy said...

They look delicious!