Carl Sagan said
“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch you must first invent the universe.”
I hope you tried the apple pie recipe I shared last week. Which apples did you use? <<< click the link and send me an email to let me know! I am interested in what other people prefer for pies.
Which apple is your favorite? <<< click the link and send me an email to let me know!
I really want to know what your favorite type of apple is!
seen in the image below
seen in the image below
Below is a storify that I have created featuring various apple related posts from various social media outlets. Warning: some of the following may be quite salty. Proceed with caution!
My favorite featured post on the above storify feed is a tweet from “True Tweets” @funnyortruth, which reads
“Apple and Blackberry should team up and make a phone called the Pie.”
Haha… That is a funny one.
I really enjoy the humor in this post. Not only does this post refer to pie, this is a very salty post. As a fellow nerd, this post made me laugh out loud.
Finally, I would like to share some tips for a delectable and salty treat.
CARAMEL covered apples!
First of all, there are a few crucial steps that need to be made before you doing anything else. To prep for the caramel party you must do the following:
depending on your needs and wants you can either melt pre made caramel. You can find a variety of different caramels ranging from hand-made, gourmet ones, organic ones, flavored ones, even the bulk style GMO HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) poisonous ones <<<< which I highly recommend to not use.
so if you decide to go for a hardcore caramel party
you will need the following additional items for making the caramel (preferably organic if possible):
add all the ingredients in a pot and you are close to caramelization
I know I have your attention now! You are probably like… “give me now!”
Check back next week for the step by step recipe for caramel covered apples!
Finally, I get to write a post about baking a pie. So, after an epic journey to the land of apples I had all of my apples ready to go. I am ready to bake! The first apple pie I decided to make was with Granny Smith apples. I think these apples provide for everything a palate needs to be happy. It has the sour and the sweet. Once I add the salt. BOOM! Glorious…
So here we go… In the following post I will provide a play by play of the prepping and baking process via images. At the end of my post I will feature the recipe, so YOU can get a taste of this amazing pie recipe and try it out for yourself!
The following is the recipe for the pastry dough, it is from the best chef/baker in the world (my mother). The recipe should be doubled for apple pie, as there needs 2 crusts (top and bottom).
Ok, now lets get down to business. The pie filling!
Let me know how the recipe works for you!
this is the best apple pie recipe in the world…
— mr. salt (@saltymaster) November 22, 2013
As I said in my last post… The following is a video clip of a montage of the apple orchard I went to with some friends. These are some of my friends from Sweden and Canada. Great people. I would like to thank them for their participation in my video montage! Thanks guys.
So this video, more or less, it is a tour of the orchard that we went to to pick apple. I used my iPhone and iPad to film the footage (these devices have great cameras). I then used Adobe Premier to edit the video footage. I used Adobe Audition for the audio, which was then overlayed on the video. The audio I chose to use is a song from a band that I really like. The artist is named The Boards of Canada. The song title is Peacock Tail. This band is a great band from Canada. I feel like this song really complements the montage I have created. So thanks to the Boards of Canada for their great tunes!
So check out the video I made below. I had some fun using some really great software and I had some great characters that stole the show!
What did you think of the video?
click to tweet!
In my next post you better be ready for the best apple pie recipe ever. As you know, I love apple pie. I cannot wait until you guys read my post about my apple pie making and the accompanying recipe. This recipe will knock your socks off.
For all those pie haters out there… you guys are crazy.
To all you pie lovers out there. It is all about the crust! I have a great recipe for pie crust so stay tuned. Next week you will be provided with the best pie crust recipe ever!
So, off to the apple orchard I must go. On a salty adventure one could say… To get some apples, so I can bake an apple pie!
Upon arrival to the apple orchard I noticed a very informative sign! A sign from the apple gods, perhaps!? Ha!
According to the apple tips…
So, respect your apples. Be nice to your apples. Help the apple help you.
Below is an image I took of some granny smith apple trees at a local orchard. It was a very nice fall day, with the leaves changing colors and a cool “cripspness” to the air.
Below is a close up of some granny smith apple trees.
So, I need to find out what to do with these apples. If I am making a pie, who better to ask than the pros at the orchard? So off I went to ask an apple pro her opinion on the best apple for apple pie making. She gave me a very informative answer. Play the video below to see her comments on the best apple pie!
She was very helpful.
You will see, in my next post, a tour of the orchard. It will be a montage of clips taken with my iPhone and iPad featuring my Canadian and Swedish friends picking apples and frolicking through the orchard.
In a few posts you will see my pie making ability. I love to make apple pies and it will be very apparent in the upcoming posts. I am very excited to make this pie. This pie will bring so many smiles to so many faces.
The most exciting thing I have to note, is the fact that a friend of mine gave me a very special ingredient. A friend of mine that works at McCormicks spice company has the hook up on the best spices in the world. Apparently, it is the oil content of the spice that makes or breaks the flavor. It is the oil volatility. The spice that I have the hook up for is cinnamon. This is supposed to be the best cinnamon in the world. I am so excited to pick it up and put it in my pie! Hopefully I can get it before I bake my pie! It should really enhance the flavor. Along with the pinch of salt!
Why salt? Salt makes food better. It enhances food. Therefore, it makes everything better. That is why Mr. Salt likes to get salty. So, we all need some salt in our lives. Get salty…
Who is Mr. Salt?
Good question… While pondering about this blog, I tried to think about
what was important to me, Mr. Salt…
There are so many blogs online. I felt that I should be interested in the subject I choose to blog about because that will allow for me to be more engaged, and therefore actually care about what I am blogging about. This will provide for a genuine user experience. (This is what I find many users seek when reading blogs, for their read to be genuine, not staged.)
What first came to mind was the topic of one’s health.
Then what came to mind next was food. I love to eat and I love to cook.
I also love eating local sustainable food. I thought what could I do to integrate all of these facets of my life into a blog that is relevant and that I will enjoy blogging about. I wanted to blog about ‘What’s local, in season, and have an accompanying recipe with a review’. Then I was like wait, it is about to be winter, all the plants are dying. I definitely don’t want to blog about 5 different types of squashes or something like that.
After some more pondering I opened up my fridge and my grandmother had dropped off a snack for me. It was applesauce. My grandmother had gone apple picking [not even kidding] and made applesauce… EUREKA moment! I love apple pie.
So, my first salty blog will be about APPLE PIE and the steps getting to the pie!
Apple pie! A favorite amongst those with sweet teeth. A delectable and delicious dessert. Adding a simple pinch of salt to your pie, provides the means for the apple to reach its full flavor potential. Thanks Nana for the inspiration for this blog!
Like I said, I love food and I love cooking… I love eating things that nature provides locally. Practicing sustainability, when possible, is something I appreciate. Not only do things taste better, it is better for the environment, and I also believe that it provides for an appreciation for nature, culture, local customs, changes/patterns in seasons, and last but not least food!
Just a preface or “taste” (if you will) of what is to come.
Feel free to email me your thoughts or leave a comment. And stay tuned for my next post!