This past week has been filled with a variety of pies! The week began on Sunday when I donated this Apple Crumb Pie to the Schneider Museum of Art as one of the raffle prizes for their annual Bridge and Brunch fundraiser. It’s been my honor to cater this fundraiser for the last few years and I am delighted to serve this great organization.
Then on Wednesday I attended my last Italian class for this term. A few classmates offered to bring something to celebrate our “success” thus far with this romance language. One friend made a delicious Tiramisu (which translates to “pick me up)”, while another friend brought along a sparkling beverage to toast our health. Our lovely teacher brought grilled vegetables (verdure grigliate) and I crafted this vegetarian pizza “pie.” Che divertimento!
Before I went to class on Wednesday, I dropped off another Apple Crumb Pie (do you get the feeling that I like making this pie?) to our friend, Noah, who was hosting two Japanese students at his home. The Japanese boys had been hosts to Noah (he went to Japan with the Ashland High School football team last summer) and they’ve kept in touch since then. Noah had extended an open invitation to his hosts to come and visit Ashland and stay at his home and they finally took him up on it! I think it’s really wonderful that these young men are creating a lasting bond. It gives me hope for the future!
And then yesterday was Pi Day… you know, 3.14, or March 14. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. I wish my math teacher in high school had brought in some real “pies” when she was teaching us this stuff. I am sure that I would have paid MUCH more attention (and maybe even become a different kind of pi lady altogether!)
In honor of Pi Day, I brought a quiche to the medical staff who are tending to my Dad. He’s facing some health challenges right now and I wanted to show my gratitude to them for their care and concern. It is most appreciated.
“Cooking is like love – it should be entered into with abandon, or not at all.” Harriet Van Horne