Another cold, wintery day. After our Saturday morning foray to Kensington, I decided to make a vegan version of pecan pie. I discovered a recipe (Donna Klein. "Pecan-Date Pie" in Supermarket Vegan (New York: Penguin Books, 2010): 144) that used dates in place of the sugar mixture and decided it would be a great dish for another wintery day. After making the pie, Mr.T and I headed off to The Junction to explore some of the furniture stores in that area. At Equilibrium Furnishingswhile looking at some sofas we found one we liked, by Stylus, called the Capri. Everything they had was available in a range of fabric finishes, meaning we could match to our existing chairs.
Of course, while in the area we had to pick up some yummy snacks from Bunner's, especially one of their delicious butter tarts. Heading home we walked northwest along Dundas to Runnymede and then walked north catching a bus that took us along St.Clair to the St.Clair streetcar. It was a nice way to travel back across the city giving us a view of all the changes along St.Clair.
Preheat oven to 350˚.
Prick the bottom and sides of the pie crust and bake for about 10 minutes until lightly browned.
Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, toss together the remaining ingredients until well combined.
Transfer the mixture to the pre-baked pie crust, pressing down the filling with the back of spoon.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until filling is lightly browned and crust is golden.
Let cool for 10 minutes before serving warm or at room temperature.
Ingrid and Benjamin Hjertefolger constructed a geodesic dome over their house on Norway's Sandornoya Island. The dome creates a micro-climate that allows them to moderate temperature around the house, even giving them a greenhouse. via Curbed