Friday, June 22, 2012

Ricky Lauren: The Hamptons

Speaking of Ralph Lauren, his lovely wife Ricky has the perfect book for summer, The Hamptons: Food, Family, and History.  It's broken up into four chapters based on the towns in the Hamptons they have had homes: Southampton, Amagansett, East Hampton, and Montauk.  It's filled with sweet family photos from the 1970's, wonderful recipes, and even a little local history.  It's the type of book you want to sit and savor.  It would also make a perfect hostess gift so you can keep getting invited back to the Hamptons. 

Bon weekend!

The Lauren Family in East Hampton, 1975.

Sunrise Granola

6 cups rolled oats (not quick-cooking or instant)
2 cups mixed nuts and seeds: Sunflower seeds, chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds, and cashews
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
½ cup honey or maple syrup
1 cup raisins or chopped, dried fruit

Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, and seeds, along with the cinnamon, salt, and honey. Spread the mixture on a rimmed sheet pan and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, stirring occasionally. The mixture should brown evenly without burning. 

Remove from the oven and add the dried fruit. Cool on a rack, stirring occasionally until the granola is cooled to room temperature. Stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator, it will keep indefinitely. Serve with homemade or Greek yogurt and fresh fruit. 

Makes eight cups. 

Photos from The Hamptons: Food, Family, and History used with permission from Ralph Lauren. 
Food photos by Ann Stratton. 


Pamela RG said...

The Lauren's lifestyle is so inspiring! They are beautiful, stylish and a family with class! Such a beautiful book.

CarolAnne - camdesign said...

I made her Blueberry Crisp from this book last weekend... the best crisp ever!!! I cannot wait to have the time to make another one this weekend, it is a must!!!

meenal bishnoi said...

she's a class act! xx meenal

gp said...

I was just telling someone I was craving some blueberry crisp... and here it is. I wish I was there this weekend to soak up whatever else they were having.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Definitely need to check this book out!

City Farmhouse said...

Beautiful photos!

Karena said...

The Lauren's An all American family with solid roots and ethics!

Art by Karena
Artist Series 2012

JWF said...

Every thing they do looks effortlessly stylish. Great photos and I do believe I will be buying their book too! said...

Love this all American family! I'll definitely be purchasing this book....for myself :)

Jenna @ Prima Haven

Inner Outer Beauty said...

Very inspiring! Love that lifestyle!

LR @ Magnificent or Egregious said...

Very inspiring, I saw this book at the bookstore not too long ago but didn't have time to leaf through it....I definitely want to get it now!

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