Today has been a hectic day around my house. One member of the household was under the weather due toa missing wisdom tooth. Another was busy at work trying to get ahead. Still another went to play in the snow. Then there was me. My list of chores needed to be tackled and of course, I had a pie to make. Actually, I made two. The second one is for tomorrow. And I promise to tell you more about that then.
For now, let me just say that I made a lovely Apple Pie for our friends Eric and Barbie. We were introduced to them by our neighbors and have enjoyed spending time with them and getting to know them over the years.
Barbie has one of the greenest thumbs around and her garden is amazing. She has thrown together beautiful bouquets in a flash so that I would have flowers for an event. Eric is a doctor who occasionally performs colonoscopies.
Perhaps you think you have a funny question for him about that test. Well, I can tell you that you’re not alone. Everyone asks it… but no, he’s never found a head up there.
For the graceful beauty she brings to all things, and for his wry sense of humor, I made Barbie and Eric an Apple Pie with Heart. Enjoy!
A short time ago, my friend Barbie helped me with a major project. She was prompt, professional and prepared. And when the project was completed, she stayed to help clean up. She was an angel when I needed one.
Since she would not accept payment from me for her work, I asked if I could please make a special dessert for her when she needed one. This offer was acceptable to her and the other day Barbie called to ask if I would make a fruity dessert for her son’s birthday. A fruity dessert? That sure sounded like a pie to me and so today I went shopping for some fresh fruit.
At the Ashland Food Coop I noticed the raspberries first – plump and brightly colored – they called out to me. But I didn’t want to make a pie with only raspberries and so I kept shopping. That’s when I saw the peaches and right away I knew what I was going to do.
Once home, I peeled and sliced the peaches. Next, I added the raspberries to the bowl. I have to admit that it already looked yummy!
Then I added sugar, flour and a dash of nutmeg to the fruit and gently mixed it all together. I put this mix into the pie shell that I’d prepared.
In about an hour, I took the finished pie from the oven. It smelled divine!
Tonight I send heartfelt birthday wishes to Barbie’s son. May this be his best year yet!