Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pies

With a population of about 45,000, Santa Barbara in the 1950’s still had a small town feel to it. ALL the shops were locally owned, and since my family had been there since the turn of the century, my folks knew everyone…or so it seemed to me when my mom took me downtown with her on Saturdays. […]

A Cottage Pie

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A Cottage Pie The warmth from my oven spills into the living room…not hard to do as this is a cottage. After I let my four legged companions outside and breathe in the damp cool morning air, I come back inside….cinnamon, sugar, butter…my house smells happy!

Mince Pie

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Mince Pie “Mince pie, like Masonry, arouses curiosity from the mystery attaching to it. Its popularity shall never wane until faith is lost in sight.”—Editorial page of the Montpelier Argus and Patriot for March 10, 1880 Let me tell you something straight off. I have never made a Mince Pie. In fact, it’s one that […]

Small Birds in a Pie

My take on "Small Birds in a Pie"

Small Birds in a Pie Fall is here and the first snow of the season is on the Olympics! During the sun breaks, I run outside to see it sparkle on the peaks of Hurricane Ridge. Greta, Mr Fez, and I are sleeping in a bit later in the mornings and as I grind the […]