Apple Art Today I received a message with a beautiful piece of art by Carl Larsson. I’ve always loved his work which seems so peaceful and idyllic. As there always are, I’m sure there were challenges in his life and that of his family, but viewing this painting brings a smile to my face. So, […]
Best Old-Fashioned Apple Pie Everyone loves an Old-Fashioned Apple Pie. In fact, when I ask people around the country what their favorite pie is, Apple is #1! Here is the easy to follow recipe for the one that I just love to make for my family and friends. Whether you are shopping at the farmers market or the grocery […]
Heritage Apples Make a Flavorful Pie As apple pie season is upon us, I’d like to share a few thoughts about this wonderful fruit and how I love to use it in my pie making. I put as many different varieties of apples in a pie as I can; six to eight is not unusual—some […]
I know, I know. It’s a little tongue in cheek, but I just couldn’t resist. Today I made my first apple pie in France. I used local apples purchased from the market in Nérac, lard from local pigs and beautifully rendered by Kate Hill, French butter and of course flour.
It’s Spring… finally! Here are some photos I took today in my garden. Please enjoy!
This is Melissa. She has a farm with a beautiful orchard. She grows apples… quince… hens for eggs… sheep for wool and meat… and all kinds of berries, plums and pears. Meeting Melissa this afternoon was an unexpected gift because more than anything… Melissa grows happiness!