apples

Eats of Eden: Out of season

Apple-cranberry pie appears in a back copy of Cook’s Illustrated. The genesis of this entry has roots all the way back to Thanksgiving. It was a small-scale feast for just me and MVH, and it was delicious. MVH grilled a turkey breast (a first for him), and it was smoky and moist. I made mashed […]


Eats of Eden: Apples to oranges

Surprise! There’s a cupcake in my orange peel. I relish the contrary. Maybe it’s the Gemini in me. I strive to be unpredictable and to challenge and expand what I know. When the November IronCupcake:Earth Apple Challenge was announced, I put on my thinking helmet to come up with a way to turn baking with […]

Eats of Eden: Smothered and covered

Apples are piled high with butter, brown sugar, and spices. In case you hadn’t noticed, I love food. And, honest to goodness, I am not a food snob. Yes, I appreciate a gourmet meal. My recent anniversary dinner at Restaurant Muramoto was a four-course culinary adventure; I had potatoes I can’t even explain. But I […]

Eats of Eden: Now with less butter

Chop, chop. Hi, guys. I’ve decided to give you a recipe with less butter! See, I do care about your cholesterol. I try to keep things around here balanced, and I noticed a proliferation of sweet treats. Well, it’s time to eat our vegetables. And fruit. Together. All at once. In one happy, white jumble. […]

Eats of Eden: Rich and French

La Tarte Tatin, fresh from the oven. There’s a meditative quality to peeling and slicing apples. The straight peeler blade leaves flat paths over the curved surface. I’m like a gem cutter, teasing out facets. I create edges where there were none before. Despite blogging about Julia Child’s tarte tatin, my expectation for the dessert […]

Eats of Eden: Blogging Julia Child

Recently I was looking for something to watch as I ate lunch. I cruised over to PBS’s video archive for something entertaining. (There’s a lot of cool stuff in the archive — full episodes of “Frontline” and “Nova” in high definition = awesome.) I came across a collection of Julia Child videos. JC is very […]

Eats of Eden: Apple twofer

Hi there, tiny apple. I wonder how long I’ll keep trying to convince myself that fall isn’t my favorite season. I love summer. Sunlight till 9. Grilling out. Fireflies. Swimming in lakes. But fall is pumpkins and wool and leaves ablaze. Fall is looking back on a great growing season with satisfaction — and relief. […]

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