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PECAN PIE and Maple Syrup

My next door neighbor……..Carolyn, also lives on a farm in Vermont.  She gave me a jug of HIDDEN SPRINGS MAPLE Vermont Maple syrup.………OMG!

Silky smooth……..rich and thick………I actually chugged it.

Flavor so rich and intense it spurred me on the bake my annual PECAN PIE.

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You can get your own jug from their country store.

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OK.  Maple sap does drip from birch trees……….

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Instead of  a pie dish………..I pressed the dough into a 9″ square pan.  Baked it for about 30 minutes until golden brown.  Added the pecan mixture and baked for 40 more minutes………cooled in the pan……and cut into 1″ squares.

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BUT……….instead of the syrup or honey I used maple syrup.  Oh what a treat.  My guests gobbled them up.

 

 

Lunch on the terrace with Pam, Don and a CHICKEN!

Twas’ a beautiful autumn day in NYC………perfect for “tea-time” on the terrace with our friend Pam.

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Of course I had to have these “pin cushions”…………[native to South Africa].  My friend there, Simmie………..grows them wild in her garden.

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Grilled pork on sesame “brot” from Trader Joe’s.

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Apple galette……….butter crust……….4 varieties of apples…….dried cranberries in cassis………browned butter and demerara sugar.  NO CINNAMON.

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A dab of whipped cream………sweetened with maple syrup.

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The Donald on his iPhone talking with Andre.

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Cluck!  Cluck!  Trying to decide if this is my new Halloween costume !

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Pam and Don grew up in the same neighborhood…..at the same time…….”those were the days”.

WAFFLES with Margo and Hugo

Friends dropped in for breakfast.  Hugo is here on a short visit…….and Margo just returned from Mumbai India.

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Hugo is a student at the University in Sydney.………and Margo is an art student at Parson’s here in NY.

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Margo went to a wedding in Dubai…………and all female guess at the wedding are required to get Henna tattoos.

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The Donald sharing his wit and wisdom…………and the maple syrup.

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OMG.  I love these tattoos……tho Margo says the men do not get to wear them .

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It was 2 degrees on the terrace………but we didn’t care.  Aussies and New Yorkers are a hardy lot.

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Margo in her new find at  Beacon’s Closet………..a thrift store for retro.

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Hugo reviewing a cook book….“MONET’S TABLE”.………..a gift for his mother who is taking cooking lessons in Paris  at the Ecole de Cuisine Alain Ducasse.