We are nigh on to Thanksgiving and the countdown begins. This year our tables will see fewer gathered around them. Those of you who have read Home Cooking with Kate McDermott will recall the story “The Tree House” and the Thanksgiving celebration that has been going on for well over 35 years with dearest friends […]
This is the 3rd in a series of Pie Camp stories…and recipes. HONEY PEACH BLACKBERRY COBBLER As you know there are so many many recipes and words that I submitted for Pie Camp, I could probably publish an ebook with just the ones we had to set aside. I know I could figure out how […]
Ricardo couldn’t afford the time to come to Pie Camp, but he couldn’t afford not to come either, and that day making pie, is one of the best and peak experience days of his life.
Pie Camp for Pi Day! As you know, I have been teaching Pie Camp for over eleven years. The many folks who have bellied up to my baking counter, over 4000 now, and the number of pies that have been made by pie campers at camps, not to mention all the ones they make when […]
TIPS FOR STAYING CLEAN AND CALM Hello My Friends, I sent a version of this post out to my email list last night, so if you have already received it, I apologize for the duplication. But, if you haven’t, I thought I would post it here as well. Each day is bringing us more news […]
Greek Beef Pie There was a Greek coffee house and restaurant in Santa Barbara called The Plaka which opened in 1971. If you lived there for any length of time, you may have even spent an evening there enjoying its delicious home-style Greek food, and the hospitality of the owner George Alexiades. Once every evening […]
Winter Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie Winter. One of my favorite seasons. Well, all of the seasons are my favorites, but for different reasons, of course. Winter is slower. The fire in the woodstove is good company and warms the house for both me and my four-legged family. Days are shorter. Nights longer. I put up sparkly […]