Two of my favorite things are fall hikes, and pie. I probably like pie more than hiking, kayaking, gardening, and foraging. And I adore hiking, kayaking, gardening, and foraging. We live on a quarter acre lot and don’t grow black walnuts. But black walnut trees grow along some of the trials I frequent. In the fall, I hike, and gather nuts, and I get pie. Black walnut pie.Continue Reading
Strawberry pickin’ time. Possibly the most wonderful time of the year. Well, next to blueberry picking time, that is.
We had a friend who had a tradition of making strawberry shortcake for dinner every year after picking strawberries. Oh yeah, we adopted that tradition without hesitation.Continue Reading
Being the pie lover that I am, my wooden rolling pin is an important item in my kitchen. I’ve been using the same rolling pin for 37 years, and it’s in beautiful condition. I’ve taken care of it over the years, but it’s not complicated; just a few simple tips will keep yours in great condition, too.Continue Reading
Do you like pecan pie? It’s one of my favorites for
Thanksgiving anytime. There’s no reason to make it with corn syrup and refined sugar when using maple syrup and unrefined sugar is so delicious. The maple flavor is not overpowering nor is it overly sweet. Maple Pecan Pie is simply delicious! Continue Reading
Do you remember that crazy tromboncino squash I grew this summer? I baked one of those monsters yesterday and it yielded about 12 cups of purée. One of my favorite things on earth is pie (that and butter). So I did the reasonable thing; I baked a winter squash pie.
A local farmer who grows pumpkin tells me that most canned “pumpkin” is really winter squash. So go ahead and use that butternut, acorn, or Hubbard squash for a delicious homemade pie. No one will know the difference!