"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." - Virginia Woolf

New Blog

Hi All,

I’ll no longer be using my Suk-Eats blog.  You can now find me at ChicEatA.  Follow the link posted to get at the new blog.  Thanks for following me for the past year and a half.  Hope you’ll continue to with ChicEatA.

Kyra Suki

Puerto Rico

Hola! I’m in San Juan now at El Conquistador Resort. It’s really gorgeous here. Tara and I got here yesterday afternoon and of course the first thing I thought of was… FOOD! For lunch we started with some cocktails, a Mai Tai and a Frozen Mango Mojito. They were both fantastic… Not too strong, not too light, perfectly cooling. Then we shared a fried calamari… Fresh but not crispy enough and the marinara sauce was worse than ragu. Next a Mediterranean Salad (crisp, flavorful) and a meatball sub (same marinara sauce). B for lunch, mostly because I was so hungry it didn’t matter what I ate.

Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.
Jane Austen

Pie Time: Day 8

The “it tastes amazing but why isn’t it golden brown?” pie

My last pie was almost perfect.  The apples were a tiny bit undercooked, but that’s a quick fix problem.  My biggest issue was that the crust wasn’t browning like it should.  It would get a little golden but not that deep golden brown an apple pie should be.  The other day I was conferring with Brian about what to do with this last experimental pie.  How long should I cook it so it comes out perfect?  

"So I’ve been cooking it for 25 minutes at 425 with foil on it and then another 30 with the foil off at 375," I said.

"Why?  Who told you to cook it with foil on?" Answered Brian.

"uhh, I dont know.  I thought that’s what I was supposed to do."

"Absolutely not, that’s why it’s not browning.  Cook it normally without the foil and then add another ten at the end if you need."

Needless to say, I used the same recipe (this time adding 3 tablespoons of captain and letting the apples really cook on medium heat on the stovetop) and baked it sans foil.  

No joke.  This pie was perfect.

As time goes on we get closer to that American Dream of there being a pie cut up and shared.
Rick Danko