Announcing Art of the Pie, the Book

Art of the Pie: A down to earth, homemade, practical guide to artisan pie making and life. From Countryman Press, 2016.

Announcing Art of the Pie, the Book March 14, 2015 is being called “Pi Day of the Century” as in the mathematical sequence for Pi that begins 3.1415926 and goes on forever. I’d like to take this once in a lifetime opportunity to announce to you that my very first book, Art of the Pie: A Down to Earth, Homemade, Practical […]

Whipped Coconut Cream

Whipped Coconut Cream is easy to work with and simply delicious, too.

Whipped Coconut Cream I’ve been looking for a dairy free substitute for whipping cream for a long time. I’d heard about using full fat coconut cream for what seems like forever but it wasn’t until yesterday that I gave it a try. My verdict? It is simply amazing! I used an Extra Thick & Rich Coconut Cream that […]

Slow Progress


Slow Progress Some days I feel that slow progress is better than none at all. Today was one of those days. I worked late last night writing, slept in a bit, and got up when Gretapie’s sweet face was right next to mine on the edge of the bed and so hopeful that it was time […]

The Day After

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The Day After Well, wasn’t that fun! Pie Cottage had a house full yesterday. Duncan, Robin, and I are a great team and yesterday was no exception. Between the three of us, a turkey, Brussel sprouts, delicata squash, cranberry sauce, green salad, and three pies (not four as I had planned)—Cranberry, Pecan, and a Tarte Tatin—graced a beautifully […]