Happy Birthday to you! What better way to celebrate your birthday than with PIE! Who gives a hoot about cake-give me pie! This past week I made 2 very different pies for birthdays: a Boston Cream Pie (not really a pie in my book but it has pie in the name), and a Cherry Pie for my cousin Vicki. Both looked scrumptuous and were enjoyed by all (thanks Pam for the return phone call-always wonderful to get feedback!), along with candles to complete the celebration. So, if you ever want a pie for the big celebration, remember-it's all about the pie.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Fall is my favorite time of year and boy, do I love pumpkin. Pumpkin Pie, Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.............so many good things from this yummy vegetable. My next favorite fall goodie is anything with apples. Everyone seems to LOVE my Gramma Fannie's Apple Walnut Blondies. I plan to make extra this week so we can share the love. Make sure you come early while there are still plenty!
On a decorative note (did I tell you I'm no Candice Olsen?)-you can find all the beautiful fall bounty you need for your home decorating needs: mums, gourds, pumpkins, Indian corn, bittersweet........so many beautiful things. Come see for yourself!!
Monday, September 14, 2009
One of the very best things about our farmers' markets are the relationships we build between vendors. We love what we do and we enjoy each others' company each week; supporting one another when the weather is less than perfect and when we are so busy we need that extra hand. It is always nice to get that "good morning" when our butts are dragging and we just need that one extra hour of sleep and definitely that first large cup of hot coffee. Pictured above is BKatz from "Cowtown Candies"-home of the best fudge in Central Ohio, Lee Bird from Birds Haven Farms with his classic truckload of delicious sweetcorn, and Gretel from Sunny Meadow Flower Farms who puts together gorgeous fresh sunflower bouquets. These are but a few good friends of the market-wonderful people who love what they do and show it in their smiles!
This week's fall specials from Sue's Kitchen will include Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread, and Apple Walnut Brownies. I'll also have tons of cookies and pies for everyone. See you there!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Well, by now you know I have failed at blogging 101. I haven't entered anything since August 21st and I am so sorry! Inbetween baking chocolate chip cookies, my Biker Bars and Blueberry Crumb Bars I am attempting to catch up. I went to the Granville Orchard today and picked some of the biggest, most beautiful, delicious Cortland apples! I'll be making large and mini pies with them and they are sure to smack of late summer. I also picked up some fresh peaches so we will have these in pies tomorrow as well. Here's a picture of the apples that were hanging in the trees in the orchard-so pretty!