Samhain

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Samhain It’s an old word,  an old festival, and a time full of many old traditions, too.* Most everyone calls it Halloween, which is short for a “hallowed” or “holy” eve and it is celebrated from sunset on 31 October to sunset on 1 November. Samhain (pronouced “sow-wen”) marks the passing of the harvest season (light) and the […]

Best of Show Cherry Pie

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Best of Show Cherry Pie This is my Best of Show Cherry Pie that brought me my first blue ribbons. I was pretty excited when I learned it had been chosen Best of Show, too!  Whoopee! It’s cherry pie time! I love this season of year. The days are long and warm. In fact, Western […]

The Seasonal Fruit Pie Year

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One Winter, when Duncan was a very little boy riding in the market basket I was pushing at our local farm store, he said, “Mama, can we get some grapes?” We had just passed by a small display of precious green and red globes…totally out of season…totally pricey. I didn’t realize it then, but I was […]

Art of the Apple Pie

Everyone loves an Old-Fashioned Apple Pie. In fact, when I ask people around the country what their favorite pie is, Apple is #1!  Here is the recipe for the one that I love to make for my family and friends and teach at my Art of the Pie Workshops and Pie Camps. It is especially good when […]