My Friend Olivia


From 1976 through 2006 I made my living and supported my family as a music teacher, accompanist, and coach as I tried to instill my love of music and the arts to hundreds, maybe thousands of students, who came to sit on the bench in front of my grand piano each week. Students (and families) […]

Jenny Update: Forever Young

Jenny (Photo Courtesy of J Lape)

            For three plus years I have been dedicating my pies to my dear friend Jenny. Today she lost her battle with cancer. Many of you who have taken my workshops will remember me putting an intention for her health and healing into my bowl before placing my hands in to […]

Kindling a Pie-By!

Fire starter just for me!

I love Fall. I love its crisp mornings, the bright sun that shines through my windows, the wool blanket I add to my bed and the first wood fires of the season. Yesterday when I returned home to Pie Cottage, I opened the back door onto my deck to let Fez the cat in only […]

Pie Camp July 2012!

Ready for the oven.

Four days of non-stop Pie Making! What could be better? Well, maybe you can think of a few things but for this pie maker, the 1st Art of the Pie Camp, held July 27-30 in Port Angeles, WA, was a dream come true. Imagine seven people passionate about pie coming together to make, bake, eat, […]