… she was beginning to slowly make her way through a peck and a half of apples.
And she now offers to you:
Places this month has gone.
I’ve spent it mostly baking and cooking with apples.
Pancakes topped with maple syrup and apples sauteed in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
Pie crust, made with 3 parts flour and 1 part crushed walnuts.
Flipping said pie crust.
It’s only blurry because of my ninja speed skills.
Yes, I greased the pie plate with walnut oil.
Making a pie crust does not have to be that hard. Delicious taste does not require a fancy lattice. It doesn’t even require butter, in my opinion, although this particular pie had plenty.
Apples, skins on, simmered in maple syrup, cinnamon, and lots of bourbon.
Fill the crust.
Not the most beautiful pie in the world, but a darn tasty one.
And while it was baking, Daniel and I made a little dinner.
Because it’s just so easy and autumnal, acorn squash, halved and filled with beans, onions, and cheese. His and hers.
Guess which is which? Hint: I don’t require an entire block of cheese with my dinner.
Other things I’ve done this month?
I ran the Staten Island Half Marathon for the second year in a row.
1:52:59. Beat my PR, set at this very same race last year, by about 7 minutes. Happy runner.
And last weekend, Daniel and I escaped with a few friends for an end-of-season trip to Fire Island. Nothing but cooking, eating, playing games, walking on the beach, and relaxing.
And I might have snuck in an island run as well.
It’s been a wild and crazy fall, and the coming weeks promise no respite. But there’s sure to be plenty more good food, great running, and opportunities to get creative. So all I can say is: I’m down.