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pumpkin pie

pumpkin pie

November 30, 2008 |  Category:   cooking recipes

It has been exactly one year since I left my job at the Central Park Boathouse. I stayed on long enough to get them through Thanksgiving, which is by far their biggest day of the year. Over 1200 people are served a prix-fixe meal, which means everyone gets dessert. That’s a lot of dessert, especially for a staff of three to produce, so you can imagine how I felt when I had Thanksgiving off this year. I thought that I’d finally be able to cook a wonderful Thanksgiving feast for my family just like any normal family. The thing is, after one of the busiest weeks of the year for the business, I didn’t really feel like cooking. Come to… CONTINUE READING

apple pie

apple pie

September 27, 2008 |  Category:   baked goods + desserts recipes

I’ve been staring at a counter full of apples ever since we returned from our apple picking trip last weekend. If apples could talk, they would probably be telling me, “Hey buddy, I don’t care how busy you are, would you stop ignoring us and cook us or something?” They are New York apples, after all. Finally I did have a few minutes to whip up an apple pie the other day. I don’t really have a recipe that I use every time, I just seem to wing it and it comes out fine. This time I made a whole wheat crust, substituting one-quarter of the flour in my favorite recipe with whole wheat flour. The girls both wanted to… CONTINUE READING

rhubarb pie – finally!

rhubarb pie – finally!

May 26, 2008 |  Category:   baked goods + desserts cooking recipes

I have been waiting for rhubarb for a long time. For whatever reason the season seems to have started much later than usual this year and I did see a sign for rhubarb at the Union Square Greenmarket a few weeks ago, but I was told that they had sold out. My apologies were offered to Mia, who seems to like rhubarb just as much as I do and I promised her a pie as soon as I could find some. I finally did track down rhubarb at Provisions, a market in Fort Greene, and with M’s help, (she had her own setup with a toy rolling pin and some dough scraps), assembled the pie for a dinner at Tina’s… CONTINUE READING

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