Greetings pie lovers of America!
What is the “Pie Project”? To make a new pie each week for the year 2010 and write about it. Yep. Fifty-two pies (and posts) in all.
Why? One- to honor my mother, Jan, who is the “queen pie maker” from Ohio. Two- to learn more about the art of pie-making since my repertoire to date only includes peach and pumpkin. Three- to challenge my writing skills since I have always thought of myself to be the “last person on earth to have anything to blog about”. And four- to have fun experimenting and collecting new recipes.
Define the word pie? My definition is anything that has a soft crust or is has the word “pie” in its name. The pies can be savory or sweet. And I am willing to try them all, so if you see an interesting pie or have a favorite crust you want me to try, send the recipe my way.
I will use no pre-made crusts.
I will try to use all the freshest of ingredients. No, I will not plant seeds or mill the wheat, but I will (really try hard) not to use frozen fruits or vegetables. If there becomes a point of desperation due to the fact I have a husband and four beautiful, demanding boys and a freelance interior design career, I am not going to beat myself up about it. But you will know about the substitution. Let’s hope I don’t have to go there. So those of you who are mouth-watering for a fresh peach pie, you will most likely have to wait until the end of the summer when peaches are at their peak of ripe-ness.
I will make my pies on any day of the week. And I will try to mix it up at least one savory pie per month.
If you get a piece of pie or a half-eaten pie from me, it doesn’t mean the pie was a bust. It means- one I am probably sick of eating pie or two- my kids did not care for it. My husband on the other hand, loves pie, so he completely committed to eat a piece (or pieces) from every single pie that comes out of our oven.
Okay, that is it for now. On to the heart of the pie project…….