June Is Bustin’ Out All Over! It’s here. And as the song from Carousel goes, June is bustin’ out all over! Yesterday was June 1 and right on queue the sky was northwest clear blue and the temperature got up to 78F. If you live in a warmer part of the country you may think, […]
Maiden Voyage The next Pie Camp begins this afternoon and there are new additions to the cottage to greet campers. For you, my excitement of two new stainless steel prep tables may feel kinda uninteresting or ho-hum, but let me tell you, these tables are a big deal. I’ve been thinking about taking the plunge […]
Rites of the Season The upstairs fan came on a few weeks ago–the first motor run since last year. It was the signal that it was time to pull down the granny attic stairs and open up the two windows up there. Rites of the season. There’s a good flow of air in this old […]
A Pie Garden I’ve been spending time in my garden these last weeks and enjoying it so much. When I moved to my little home in 1999, the yard was a blank canvas…of weeds and field grass with several big overgrown shrubs. In 15 years, it has become a beautiful mature garden…A Pie Garden! Drought […]
Pie Camp Pie High Pie Camp was so much fun! It’s a week later, and I’m still on a Pie Camp high. I’m getting emails and texts from Pie Campers about how much fun they had, how much it meant to them, and pictures of post-camp pies.
Fruit? What Fruit? Pie A La Road Day 3: I had a few stocks of rhubarb left from what I had purchased the day before but, with a class just hours away in a new town, “Fruit? What fruit?” are not the words that a pie teacher wants to hear…ever. I was assured by the produce guy the day […]
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 […]