Tagged: pie

pretty things around here

lily, izze bottle, and sewing machine

lily watches me work, izze bottle sits prettily, and sewing machine tempts me from its perch.

coffee custard pie (with hazelnut crust and homemade whipped cream)

coffee custard pie (with hazelnut crust)

coffee custard pie with hazelnut crust. rich, thick, cold, eggy, vanilla-y, coffee-y deliciousness.

free printable calendar from Something's Hiding in Here

cute printable calendar from something’s hiding in here (via amy), colored in a way that makes sense to my perception of days.

mini cupcake maker

mini cupcake maker, a gift to my friend carrie for christmas: an omen that signals a rapid waist size increase for all members of the suite.
(seriously: PERFECT cupcakes every five minutes. you need one…)

food seems to be the theme. food is the anti-homework.

why i love home

pecan pie, cookies,
birthday cake, texas sheetcake,
& costco muffins…

unusual playground view

blackberry custard pie

some pie for breakfast,
some pie for lunch, pie for snack,
and pie for dinner.

blackberry custard pie

Yesterday, after finally summoning the strength to get out of bed, I actually managed to be quite productive. I started the morning by picking blackberries – lots of blackberries. We’ve hit mid-summer now, so gone are the days of finding ten ripe berries when you’re lucky… now it’s, if you’re going out to pick blackberries, Take a Bucket.

blackberry custard pieSo, armed with my bucket of blackberries, I googled for a good berry custard pie recipe. Especially since I know there will be plenty more opportunities to test a variety of pies, I was feeling very brave. So I went with this one, and got to work.

This was my first all-by-myself from scratch pie, and I am quite happy with the results! It is not at all a sweet pie… but if you’re looking for a sweet pie, don’t use blackberries, silly! I followed the recipe closely, but used more blackberries than they called for (covering the entire bottom layer of the pie) and sprinkled some sugar on the berries before adding the custard.

This custard pie is more flavorful than some of the custard pies I’ve tasted in the past because of the cinnamon and nutmeg. It’s not bad for you, but doesn’t even taste like it’s “low-fat” or anything, it’s just not sweet. Which, to me, seemed to be the perfect excuse to have multiple pieces yesterday.

I’m sure next week I’ll have another chance to do some blackberry baking.. so if you know any yummy berry recipes, please send them my way!

student whalesMy sewing pupil returned yesterday, with a friend, and they made whales! The whales are actually surprisingly tricky, but we went slow and it all worked out. The poor girls had to sew in a house glowing with the smell of pie… But we had fun and their whales are super cute. We used fleece for the bodies in place of my typical lycra or velour (not beginner fabrics!) and they have cotton bellies as per usual.

student whales

I also updated wordpress! While there aren’t many differences on the reader end, I have a much prettier admin panel now. And it was super easy! If only the shopping cart software I use for Fluffyland could figure out a way to make their updates as simple…