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Ricky Lauren: The Hamptons

by habituallychic

06 . 22 . 12
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. 

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  1. Pamela RG June 22, 2012 | 3:11 am

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

  2. CarolAnne - camdesign June 22, 2012 | 4:59 am

    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!!!

  3. meenal bishnoi June 22, 2012 | 5:32 am

    she’s a class act! xx meenal

  4. gp June 22, 2012 | 11:25 am

    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.

  5. Jaime @ La vie...J'aime June 22, 2012 | 1:09 pm

    Definitely need to check this book out!

  6. City Farmhouse June 22, 2012 | 1:33 pm

    Beautiful photos!

  7. Karena June 22, 2012 | 1:43 pm

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

    Art by Karena
    Artist Series 2012

  8. JWF June 22, 2012 | 1:46 pm

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

  9. prima-haven.com June 22, 2012 | 1:48 pm

    Love this all American family! I’ll definitely be purchasing this book….for myself 🙂

    Jenna @ Prima Haven

  10. Inner Outer Beauty June 22, 2012 | 3:04 pm

    Very inspiring! Love that lifestyle!

  11. LR @ Magnificent or Egregious June 23, 2012 | 6:31 pm

    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!