A Day Off at Pie Cottage

Pie Cottage breakfast on my day off.

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 […]

Pastry Forks

Pastry fork (left) has much wider tines than regular dinner fork (right).

Are Pastry Forks Worth the Money? Several weeks ago at Pie Camp, the question came up about pastry forks. Yes? No? Worth the money? A camper had seen them on a website and wondered. Truthfully I never had used one so I couldn’t help out and, out of the 16 campers, no one had used […]

My Friend Olivia

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From 1976 through 2006 I made my living and supported my family as a music teacher, accompanist, and coach as I tried to instill my love of music and the arts to hundreds, maybe thousands of students, who came to sit on the bench in front of my grand piano each week. Students (and families) […]