Spring Bud

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Spring Bud It’s not quite warm enough for me to keep the windows open all day long yet and tonight I set a fire in the wood stove after dinner instead of in the afternoon when the sun went down. It is starting to warm up at Pie Cottage and over the last few days the […]

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 […]

Check the weather

Have you noticed that 80 or 90 degrees doesn’t seems as hot as it did six months ago? I have! I really check the weather when I’m making pie, especially in the summer. But, I don’t need a thermometer to tell me if it’s a hot day. I can tell immediately by how quickly my fats start […]

A Day Off at Pie Cottage

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A Day Off at Pie Cottage Today is my first day off at Pie Cottage in quite a while after being on the road for workshops, and then coming home and jumping right into another series of workshops, AND having out of town houseguests on and off for two weeks. So, I was really happy today when I could have a […]