While we lived in NYC, Patrick and I joined Zipcar, a car sharing program that is really big in cities. I can't remember all the details, but I think we paid a one-time set up fee and then anytime we wanted to rent a car we paid for the miles, or something. I can't really remember the money part of it. But, what was convienient was that there would be a small amount of cars parked in different garages all throughout the city. We could rent a car that was just a few blocks from our apartment instead of on the other side of the city. It was so fun to rent a little Mini and take weekend trips! But we also would rent a car for a few hours and go into Brooklyn to hit up Costco. (It was not fun trying to get home all of our purchases from Costco the first time we went.)
Maggie, Renee & me
Our first excursion was to upstate New York to go apple-picking in early October. It was something I have never done. My friend Renee went with us and I think between the 3 of us we picked 3 huge bags worth of apples. Over the next week, we peeled, chopped, baked and ate more apples than a person should. But, I love apple pie. It's in the Top 5 of pies. Do you have a delicious recipe that I need to try?
We've got a bunch of apples that I am going to use in a pie tomorrow. A couple of years ago, I came across a really yummy pie recipe that has a really sharp cheddar in the crust. It was amazing. I found a similar one here on Epicurious.