Meet Greta-Pie, My Pie Cottage Dog


I could be writing about Pie or Pi(e) since today is Pi(e) Day as in 3.14. But, I’m not going to do that. Instead I’m going to tell you about my trip to get Greta! After a spending the night with some dear friends in Seattle early last month, I hopped on the mid-day flight […]


As many of you know, I lost my beloved Lady in 2011, just before I left for France. It was hard to say goodbye to her. We had been together as best friends for nearly 16 years. When I returned, the months that followed were full of more changes: A move from Seattle back to […]

Angel Food Pie

Sue Hopkins (3rd from left) at Art of the Pie Workshop

I’m not generally a cream pie person but I have to tell you about this pie which I JUST made at Pie Cottage from a recipe that my friend and sister pie-maker, Sue Hopkins, shared with me. I met Sue when she came to an Art of the Pie workshop in Seattle in October of 2010. […]

Making Pie with CurvyMama!

Apricot Pie with a few raspberries and bluberries added for good measure!

I’m hanging out with Catherine Gewertz of CurvyMama Pies this week in Bethesda, MD and holding two sold out DC workshops! I’m here because Catherine wanted to attend one of my Art of the Pie workshops and instead of her flying to Washington State, she asked if