Monday, November 28, 2011

Pie gadgets

Progressive makes a "pie slicer". I received one as a gift a few months ago and finally took it out to use this past Thanksgiving weekend.  Here it is slicing a blackberry apple pie. It did slice fairly effectively, but I'm still ready to stick it in the yard sale pile.  The slicer stores in a little plastic container, but that means that for each use you have to unscrew the base, slide each of the cutting wings in and rescrew the thing together.  To was and put it away is a pain as it is hard to pull the base cover off. Really, it took two of us in the end. You can use either six or eight wings, but even with eight wings the pie pieces are still enormous. According to the box you can store your pie with the cutter in place like a pie gate.  Mine however doesn't fit in my pie storage container as it makes the overall pie too tall.  So between the extra time, the clean up, and the giant pie slices I just don't see a purpose for this kitchen gadget. 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Roasted CSA Veggies

I'm terrible at keeping up with this blog (or any of them...) but here's a photo of a whole mess of vegetables just prior to roasting from both my CSA and that of a friend who disliked her Brussels sprouts.  I've been roasting vegetables all fall long as they are so easy and delicious!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Return to the CSA

Hey look! I got a box of vegetables. It's the start of the second year of my CSA share. Now that I have regular fresh vegetables and I'm free of classes for the semester, maybe I'll get back to cooking and baking.

This week's goodies:
Japanese salad turnips
Boston lettuce
Salad mix
Red Kale

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A return to the blog

Pie baking and general blogging took a bit of a back seat through the winter due to large amounts of school work and little time, but in an effort to resurrect the blog I offer you the results of Serious Eats Pi Day Pie Bake Off.
I'm seriously impressed with some of these pies. I think I'm most fascinated by how you bake a "pi" in a pie. I may have to experiment. Sadly, I missed Pi Day this year being preoccupied with writing a paper about Franz Liszt's Faust Symphony. However, should you ever need to know anything about that hour of music, I'm now well versed.