Monday, October 23, 2006

1 YEAR

To celebrate one year of this blog, I baked an apple pie (of course) with the help of my kids. Notice their handy decorating work with forks . . .







You may be wondering why there is a bird in our pie. This was the first time we used a "pie bird," which is ceramic and serves as a decorative vent. It allows steam to escape during baking while supporting the top crust. The pie bird dates back to Victorian times, and keeps the filling from spilling.

9 Comments:

Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Congratulations Julia!!!! Looks delicious, hope there's ice cream!!! A pie vent, learned something interesting.

5:33 PM, October 23, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Thanks Pat! Can you believe it, we forgot the ice cream? And I think we could have piled up the apples some more. The pie bird thing is new to us too!
Julia

6:30 PM, October 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats! I hope your 1 year post is better than my 100th post (which only got one comment from my dad).

7:11 PM, October 23, 2006  
Blogger Peggy Payne said...

The bird looks like it's hatching out of the pie. An auspicious image for the new year.

8:52 PM, October 23, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Thanks Jake - it's always nice to have the support of your family! :) Congrats on your 100th post.

You're right Peggy - or 4 and 20 blackbirds . . . thanks for stopping by!

Julia

6:52 AM, October 24, 2006  
Blogger Peggy Payne said...

Another pie association, JBR. The afternoon after I went to court to finalize my long-ago divorce, I came home with a craving to bake pies. And usually I don't cook at all.

I went out and bought all the makings and made two pecan pies and called a buddy to come over for coffee and a piece of pie.

Don't know what it is about pies. I can't see any reason they'd be related to big milestones or transitions.

10:26 AM, October 24, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Peggy - thanks for the pie association - maybe we need to comfort ourselves into the unknown? My husband (the cook in the house) used to make all the pies for Thanksgiving - crusts from scratch and all. Life gets busier, and now we never have time for that. We buy huge pies from Costco instead . . . I just wanted to take the time with my kids to MAKE something we take for granted, plus, we have tons of apples from apple picking . . .
:)

5:49 PM, October 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on your one year! Nice to celebrate with good food and family.

6:34 AM, October 30, 2006  
Blogger J.B. Rowell said...

Thanks January - isn't that what life is all about? Family and FOOD! ;)

6:59 AM, October 30, 2006  

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