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Dot the top of the filling with bits of unsalted butter before covering it with the top crust.

Fall brings apples, and apples mean pie

Fall brings apples, and apples mean pie

I make one or two apple pies each fall to herald the arrival of the autumn leaves, nippy temperatures and crisp apples lining the shelves at the grocery store or farmers’ market. I’ve been tweaking this recipe for years, trying different types of apples and amounts of sugar. The Fuji has become my apple of


The Golden Triangle of Sherry

Sherry is a wildly misunderstood wine. A fortified beauty from the southwest of Spain, Sherry offers aromas and flavors that no other wine can offer. From the soil type, climate and grape varietal, to origins in “The Golden Triangle,” Sherry is a wine that is well worth a try. Nestled far southwest of Spain lies

Chicken with Olives and Grapes can be made in an hour.

Chicken with Grapes and Olives is perfect for fall

This is a favorite chicken recipe of ours with a Mediterranean flair. I found it on the Witty in the City website, but she got it from the Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. I’m not sure if she changed it, but I use chicken thighs instead of legs and thighs and I doubled the amount of grapes


‘Natural’ Wine? Open to Interpretation

As organic wines become a common option on restaurant wine lists and bottle shops, natural wines are also becoming more prevalent. So what truly makes a wine “natural” and what distinguishes it from organic selections? While organic wine has definitions that differ from country to country, they are at the least, legally outlined. The term “natural” wine does


Say “cheese”, cheese

Now that social media and smart phones have put good quality photography and an ever-growing audience in the hands of the masses, everyone’s a food photographer. People taking pictures of their food and posting them on social media—like sushi (highly photogenic), you either love it or you hate it. Personally, I like seeing what my