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Foolproof Apple Pie

After a fun morning picking apples at Sunset Orchards we are ready to make some delicious apple pie. Precooking the apple filling makes this pie foolproof and fun to make with kids! My 9-year old twins always love to sneak a taste of the filling while it’s cooling down. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 ½ pounds apples, peeled and cored, then cut into thin slices ¼ teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 recipe all-purpose pie dough 1 egg, lightly beaten Melt butter in a large saute pan set over medium-high heat and add apples to the pan. Stir to coat fruit with butter and cook, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, whisk together the spices, salt and .75 cup sugar, and sprinkle this over the pan, stirring to combine. Lower heat and cook until apples have started to soften, approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle the flour and cornstarch over the apples and continue …

Warm Clam & Calamari Salad with Green Beans

Last Saturday my friend Karen and I took a seafood cooking class at Al Forno – one of my favorite restaurants in Providence, RI. Chef David Reynoso and Sous chef Phil Niosi opened up the fabulous Al Forno kitchens and we learned how to prepare several delicious seafood dishes. This salad is easy to prepare and can be served warm or at room temperature. 24 Littleneck clams, washed and scrubbed 1 lb cleaned calamari, cut into rings 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 garlic clove 1 lb green beans, cleaned, washed and blanched 4 scallions, thinly sliced, placed in ice water 1/2 loosely packed parsley, finely chopped 6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil juice of one lemon kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste Place clams, wine, garlic and 1/2 cup of water in a large covered pan. Steam the clams over medium heat. Check the clams after about 5 minutes and place the open clams into 4 warm bowls. Continue steaming, checking every few minutes, until all the clams have opened and been distributed evenly …

Field Trip: Field+Supply Modern Makers Craft Fair

For the second year in a row on Columbus Day weekend we attended an awesome new arts fair in High Falls NY. The two day event highlighting a modern take on the traditional – an über-talented group of artisans showcasing everything from food, furniture, fashion and much more. Here are some highlights: more info about High Falls NY more info about Field+Supply

Field Trip: Rom 312 – a 360 Panorama

While visiting my parents in Germany this past summer we “went” to Rome for the afternoon. It was an amazing, virtual trip back in time. The location is as amazing as the exhibit housed within: it is an old Gasometer (originally used in the Victorian Era to store vast amounts of gas from nearby gasworks). My hometown Pforzheim – once a Roman stronghold named “Portus” was the inspiration for this current exhibit: Rome in the year 312. Depicted is a 360 degree view of the eternal city at the time of emperor Constantine – by the artist Yadegar Asisi. The music is composed by Eric Babak and compliments the experience perfectly…here is a small sample of visuals with music (excuse the shaky camera). more info and current exhibits: www.asisi.de

Field Trip: Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site

We have a “Passport To Your National Parks” book and collected another stamp today at the Vanderbilt Mansion in Hyde Park, NY. The book encourages you to visit all of America’s National Parks and historic sites – there are over 400! Here are some pictures of the beautiful Italian gardens and the grounds overlooking the Hudson River. more info: Vanderbilt Mansion Passport