Archive for the ‘Chatter’ Category

I had a dream…
13 July 2008

And in my dream, I made blackberry peach pie. This seems like a terrific idea to me. Our acres and acres of blackberry bushes are all presenting us with a ridiculous amount of big ripe blackberries.

I haven’t baked in way too long, and I may wait another 9 days until I bake (at this point I will have a kitchen to myself and it will not bother anyone if I turn on the oven when it’s 100 degrees outside… nor will it bother anyone if I decide to bake in the middle of the night, which I much love above everything else). I’m not sure if I’ll last that long. I’m going crazy not baking. Obviously, since I’m having dreams about new pies.

Also in my plans… there are now two farmer’s markets a week downtown, and one is mid-week in the evening (which means I don’t have to wake up at 630am on my weekend!), so I’m hoping to get some fresh goodies so I can play with cup-pies.

To-do list
25 June 2008

This morning while I was supposed to be working (and I WAS working, just multi-tasking!), I browsed my way through all sorts blogs. I started out in the “Tag Surfer”, which is a snazzy little function of WordPress that pulls up blogs that have similar search tags as what I write. I ended up clicking through links and other links and so on and so forth…

I found quite a few goodies. Here are a few I want to try:

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie from Bakerella (found that one via Chocolate Chipped–that whole blog is full of tasty stuff!)

CUP PIES! – Okay, she calls them Tiny Pies, but this is a project I have wanted to do for a long time. They are cup pies, an idea I saw on Pushing Daisies (pretty much the best TV show ever). (Cup pie = cupcake size/shape + pie ingredients/texture/filling/etc)

Blueberry-lavender Cheesecake with Sage Shortbread Crust – YUM! This creation looks amazing! And it has such a variety of flavours and textures! It looks like fun to make AND fun to eat!

Brownie-Bottom White Chocolate Raspberry Chiffon – Gracious, that is a mouthful to say! It’s one off Cookie Madness and it has been looking delicious for a while! Also snazzy, it’s a chiffon without gelatin (or any substitute). Worth a try, no?

Just found today…
White Chocolate Berry Pie
Blondies (just a new version to try)

Found another today:

Hand pies

Pictures and… YUM
16 May 2008

So I’m having yesterday’s pie for breakfast today and OH MY GOODNESS, it is the best pie I think I’ve made.  It is soooo tasty.  No one else is home and I’m not sure there will be any pie left when they return.  I’m all for living with a collection of taste testers, but I want this whole thing for myself.

Alright, now I’m going to try to figure out how to get some pictures in here!

Terrific, I did it!  These strawberries were BEGGING to be eaten.  I hulled and washed about three times as many as I put in the pie because I kept eating them.


My poor munchkin crust folded in on itself and shrunk down.  It is delightfully flaky though, it a little thick.


Mangoes and strawberry slices layered on top of cream cheese.


Finished pie. The syrup overflowed my sunken crust, but that didn’t make a difference on taste!

I got Pie!
14 May 2008

Today I picked up Ken Haedrich’s book Pie from the library. I am ridiculously excited to see what sorts of fun ideas and tips I can pull from it!

Well, I got a blog
11 May 2008

Well isn’t this nice? So I’ve spent a good deal of time searching for blogs about pie. I love pie quite a bit and I figured someone else somewhere has got to love it as much as I do. I’m still convinced that’s true, but just more convinced they simply don’t blog. I’ve found quite a few blogs on baking in general, some more specific than others. Some blogs are dedicated entirely to cupcakes, some, like my favourite, are primarily cookies (Cookie Madness).

Well. Those are all fine and dandy, but I wanted something about PIE! If I can’t find someone else’s, I decided I might as well start my own. So here, tis. Kiwipie. Ta-da and all that.