Blue Heron Local Cuisine

Cooking, Eating, and Drinking on the North Shore (and beyond)

Pie! September 26, 2008

Filed under: Book Review,In Season — blueheronlocal @ 7:20 pm
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Wondering what to do with the twenty-five pounds of apples you just brought home from the orchard?


I heartily recommend the book: Pie: 300 Tried-and-True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie by Ken Haedrich. It’s 600+ pages and worth it. Recipes for every kind of pie on earth and an encouraging and down-to-earth author to boot. He skips the pie snobbery and shows you how to make pie by hand, food processor, and electric mixer. With fresh or frozen fruit. A good investment!


[Ed. note: Put out by a local, independent publisher, too!]




Rhubarb Custard Pie July 28, 2008

Filed under: In Season,Recipe — blueheronlocal @ 2:46 pm
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[Ed note: This is a guest post from my friend Susan, who is a fabulous baker in the DC area. Follow her recipes and gain many friends.]



I’m not local to you folks, but I do have some nice seasonal recipes that you might not have heard of. Rhubarb, the weird red-pink stalk, is out and available now and it isn’t used enough, as far as I’m concerned. It makes a wonderful pie, with sour rhubarb on top of sweet custard. This crust is flaky and pairs really nicely with the filling. It’s worth the trouble: