Suzi's Blog

Kelly’s Rustic Apple Tart [or crostata!]

Apple Pie. A wonderful thing. I can’t remember the last time Suzen and I made one. Pumpkin Pie of course every Thanksgiving. But apple? We’ve made the transition that many of you have. We’ve gone from pie to tart, or, technically crostata. My daughter visited me recently for my birthday, a surprise visit, and made…

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Sparkling Apple Cider Sangria

Sangria is a word that conjures up languid summer evenings. Some tapas, a pitcher of the fruity liquid, and a comfy chair. After two or three glasses, the world is fine. Living in the Hudson Valley, we are surrounded by apples, which are often part of the fruit of our summer sangrias. But, for this…

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Apple Cider Vinaigrette for Your Fall Salads

  When it comes to salads, you can become stuck in a tragic rut. Different ingredients may go into the bowl, but do you just put the same dressing on them, night after night after night? Even the best salad dressing or vinaigrette can become a bit tired. You need variety in your life. Of…

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Apple Cake from Fancois Payard

Brian and I miss France. Over the years, we’ve accumulate weeks in Paris and enjoyed traveling through the Loire Valley and Burgundy. The rest of France beckons. It’s not a place to rush. You want to walk, stroll, meander down every street and byway. And sample. In Paris, in every block there is store to…

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