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No Crust, No Rolling Pin for Grandma’s Apple Pie

Apples have a long history in Massachusetts because the early colonists brought seeds from England to plant in the new world. The first orchard grew on Beacon Hill in Boston in 1623, now the site of the gold-domed State House … Continue reading

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A Beginner Attempts a Prize-Winning Pie

  Embarrassing to admit, I never baked an entire apple pie before this weekend. How un-American!

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In My October Kitchen

Thanks once again to inspiration from Celia at figjamandlimecordial, here’s a peek into my October kitchen near Boston, Massachusetts. Cool weather has brought root vegetables back to the farmer’s markets. Last night, I diced an assortment (beets, carrots, parsnips, butternut squash), then tossed with olive … Continue reading

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Friends by the Lake: Mrs. Henry Ford and Mrs. Thomas Edison

Lake. Hills. Sky. That’s my view at the Chautauqua Institution in western New York, where I work all summer. This region is most famous for Welch’s grape juice (made from grapes grown in Lake Erie terroir), Buffalo wings, and an … Continue reading

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