Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Drone Pie

In December I saw Greg, Zach, and Ben in the Baltimore> D.C. leg of the Sun Circle/Bird Show tour.
For the D.C. show at the Lighthouse, the group house of my friend Layne (who always offers a pre-show potluck), I made a drone pie. It was another Bosch pear and cranberry, similar to the Welcome to Maine Pie we made for Artie, but was slightly sweeter, had a lot of ginger, and a half whole-wheat pastry/half all-purpose flour crust. The parabolas of crust around the lettering are meant to represent a sine wave.

We injested the drone (pie) after Echolalia and before Kokomo (who gave me a sweet tape in exchange for baking!) played, and it was gone by the time Sun Circle/Bird Show blew drones/dance tranced it out.

It was so nice to see these pals, even for a short while, and enter the PEZ with friends old and new, just like old times!

Friday, January 02, 2009

Christmas Eve blackberry.

It was a bitterly cold day in the thumb of Michigan--perfect for pie baking!

A lesson from mother (Chief Pie Expert in Residence) to son (Apprentice in Overalls).

First, she modeled.

Then, she provided guided instruction. (You can tell
that the teacher in me is ridiculously excited by this process!)

Then the Apprentice in Overalls tried his hand at some independent practice.

A beautiful blackberry pie, complete with traditional
design used for years by the Chief Pie Expert in Residence.

A delicious process to be taught and practiced for generations to come.