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 […]

April Showers Bring Flowers

Beautiful tulips at Pie Cottage blooming after April showers.

April Showers Bring Flowers Yesterday’s highlight was a wonderful small class at Pie Cottage! Three intrepid pie makers from around Washington state joined me for a jolly afternoon of pie making.We made rhubarb pies with just harvested stalks of ‘barb right out of my garden and we added in a few blueberries and sour cherries, too from the supply […]

Pie A la Road Starts Tomorrow!

Ready for a La Road!

Wow! I can’t believe it’s really here. Tomorrow morning, my pie assistants, Duncan and Robin and I, leave on the very first Pie A la Road Trip to California. We’re packing the car as I type this, double-checking our lists of equipment and supplies, addresses and directions to each of 8 locations from Danville to […]

IT’S PI DAY 2014

It’s Pi Day 2014 …and I won’t pretend to understand how it is that 3.14 goes on forever and ever. Pi Day 2014 is no exception to that fact that when the big day comes around, and all the days preceding, the big thought just boggles my mind. Last weekend I watched the first episode of […]