Blackberry Daze

Winners of the 2010 Joyce Daze Blackberry Pie Contest

Last Saturday I was a judge at the Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Pie Contest. This was the 28th year for the local festival and it was an honor to be a judge. For the contest, there were 19 pies entered. Here’ s a photo of the proud winners. I feel so lucky to have lived […]

Pies for the Fair: Part 2

Fair Pies in baskets

Four pies all ready to go to the Clallam County Fair. After a few hours of sleep (remember I was up until 3AM baking!), I could hear the kitchen calling to me to tidy up, both me and the counters! The pie baking session had gone long and late pie the night before and I […]

Pie for the Painter

Blackberry Pie

For weeks now, when Lady and I walk, I check the ripeness of the blackberries in my favorite patch near home. Today there are enough sweet ones for the first pick. I have an unofficial berry picking uniform that I wear since blackberries can scratch one up easily. long sleeve shirt jeans shoes & socks hat […]