When the mercury gets above 70 on the thermometer in my little neck of the woods, it’s too hot for me. I truly am a hot-weather wuss, and have been known on occasion to turn on the AC, an unexpected bonus from the ductless heat pump that was installed 4 years ago, at temperatures below that. Go ahead and laugh. It really is ok. My other excuse is that my pie dough likes it that way, which is good as any other reason in my book. Right? I mean, Rule #1 is Keep Everything Chilled, Especially Yourself. So when I awaken this morning to the sound of rain on the roof and a cool breeze lifting the curtains in my bedroom, I am overjoyed until I remember that I left the garlic bulbs outside to dry on newspaper under the eaves. I leap out of bed and hurry outside to rescue them from the wet. I bring them all inside. Some are a bit damp on the surface, and I spread them out on the counter inside to dry out. I’ll chalk this one up as a lesson to be sure to remember to check the weather forecast before leaving something as important as my garlic harvest, all 250 head for the year, outside overnight. Now the sun is peeking out through the clouds…a preview of the cooler months of fall ahead that I love so much.
Registration Opens Tomorrow for 2 New Virtual Workshops
On October 6 Pie Camp will be released! That’s just two months from today–just in time to turn our ovens on and bake, bake, bake! So in preparation for that I have two new Virtual Workshops this month for you. The first will be on Saturday August 15th and we will learn to make two of my favorite pies, Chess Pie and Shaker Lemon Pie. In the second we will celebrate peaches as we make a Peach Chiffon Pie on Saturday August 22nd. Registration for both virtual workshops will open tomorrow, August 7th at 8 AM PST. You can read more about the classes, the filings, and the crusts we’ll be making here, too.
I hope you will join me at your own baking counter for a sweet time, and until then have a peachy day!
P.S. The sun is out and I’m heading out to the garden!