Let me tell you about something wonderful
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Let me tell you about something wonderful
Monday, January 17, 2011
Blueberries in a dreamy creamy custard. It is heaven. It is freedom. It is new and unusual. It is beautiful. It is my invention. We ate the whole pie in less than 24 hours. I dedicate it to Helena Bonham Carter and the other free spirits, who liberate themselves from expected norms and embrace their eccentric glamour.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
January 11-14 Toni Tipton-Martin, Founder of the SANDE Youth Project, a non-profit organization that teaches underprivileged families how to eat well, will give a pie-making demo and teach families how to make desserts part of a healthy diet during her after school gardening and cooking program.
Thursday, January 13, 5:30 pm. Peace Through Pie Proclamation at Austin City Hall
Austin City Council will issue the 1st Proclamation, sponsored by Council member Randi Shade, in support of PEACE THROUGH PIE. A pie social will follow immediately after the reading in the Board and Commission Room, with pies donated by Austin area pie chefs, served by students from Travis High School Culinary Arts program. Austin City Hall, City Council Chambers, 301 West 2nd Street, Austin. Contact: Luanne Stovall, Founder, Peace Through PIe (617) 816-0270.
Thursday, January 13, 12 noon-1:30 pm. Spring Terrace Peace Through Pie Social
Residents from Spring Terrace Apartments and from Foundation Communitiesʼ other SRO (Single Room Occupancy) Skyline Terrace and Garden Terrace are invited to share pie and favorite pie stories. A “How to make the perfect pie crust” demonstration will be offered so anyone can learn! Community partners are Foundation Communities and Texas Pie Kitchen.
Spring Terrace Apartments, 7101 I-35 N (St. Johns & I-35), Austin, 78752 Contact: Jen Biddle, Spring Terrace Community Manager, (512)492-8980 x501.
Saturday, January 15, 2-4 pm. Sweet Home Baptist Church Peace Through Pie Social
Join us for the 3rd Annual Peace Through Pie Social at this historic landmark church, cornerstone of PTP. CALLING ALL PIE BAKERS!!! -- Bring two homemade pies to share (and a pie story) -- one to be enjoyed by guests; the other may be entered in the Peace Through Pie Contest (or donated to the Silent Pie Auction. Head Judge Toni Tipton-Martin with a panel of esteemed judges. Contest and auction pies will be received between 1 & 2 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Program in the Sanctuary starts at 2 pm. Music by Sweet Home Choir, Bells of Joy, recitation of I Have a Dream speech, “Dream” exhibition by Mathews Elementary students. Proceeds support Sweet Home Restoration Fund. 1725 West 11th Street, Clarksville. Contact: Shirley Collins,, Sweet Home Choir Director, (512) 496-4032.Saturday, January 15, 10-1 pm. Peace Through Pie at Victory Grill. 10am-11am: Join us at the historic Victory Grill to celebrate Dr. King’s Legacy with pie, conversation, and fellowship. Come by for a few minutes or enjoy pie and conversation until 11am. 11am-1 pm: A Peacemaking Circle, facilitated by Randy Langford will take place. To propose a topic for consideration, contact Pastor Landon Shultz, Ph.D, Email: Lshultz@austin.rr.com, (512) 263-5368, Sponsors include Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church, Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Ujamaa Community Foundation of Austin, and the Neighborhood Restoration Team of APDʼs Weed & Seed Committee. 1104 E. 11th Street, Austin.
Sunday January 16, 1-2 pm.
St. Jamesʼ Phenomenal Womenʼs Peace Through Pie Auction & Social.
You are welcome to celebrate the King holiday at St. James Episcopal Church through the sharing of pies, pie stories, and fellowship. Proceeds from the live pie auction and silent pie auction will benefit the Summer 2011 mission trip of the St. James Youth Group. St. James Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Road, Austin. www.stjamesaustin.org Contact: Colleen Waller, firstname.lastname@example.org, (512) 401-3085.
Monday, January 17, 11am-3pm. Art Institute of Austin Peace Through Pie Social
Come to the Open House, tour the facilities, meet students and faculty, and enjoy a peace of pie in celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Fresh pies will be baked for the occasion by students in the Culinary Arts Program. This is an opportunity to find out more about how to cultivate your creativity and live your dream. Presentations at 9:30 am, 11am & 1pm. 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78728. ph (512) 691-1707.
Join us in celebration and become a Pie-O-neer for Peace, one piece at a time! Visit our PEACE THROUGH PIE Facebook page, or www.peacethroughpie.org
Saturday, January 1, 2011
from Orangette.blogspot.com who was inspired by Gourmet, March 1986
1 cup walnuts
½ lb dried cherries
½ lb dried Turkish figs
½ lb dried apricots
½ lb dried pitted prunes
1-2 Tbs fruit juice, such as good apple cider, or fruit-flavored liqueur
Powdered sugar, for dredging
8 ounces good-quality semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
Place the walnuts in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade, and process them to chop finely. Remove the walnuts to a large mixing bowl.
Rinse the bowl of food processor, wipe it dry, and fill it with the dried fruit. Pulse the machine to chop the fruit finely. You don’t want to turn the fruit into a gummy purée, but you do want it to be chopped finely enough that there are no pieces larger than a pea. Remove the fruit to the bowl with the walnuts, and stir them to mix. Add 1 Tbs fruit juice or liqueur, and stir to combine. Pinch off a smallish wad of the fruit-nut mixture: when you roll it between your palms, does it hold together in a tight ball? If not, add a bit more juice or liqueur until it does.
Pour about ½ cup of powdered sugar into a small bowl; you can add more later, if needed. Pinching off little mounds of the fruit-nut mixture, shape them into 1-inch balls, roll each ball lightly in powdered sugar to coat, and place them on a baking sheet. Let the balls stand at room temperature, uncovered, for 24 hours.
Line a second baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, and keep it close at hand. In the top of a double boiler set over barely simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Remove it from the heat. Using a teaspoon, plop and dab and shake chocolate onto half of each ball; you may want to do this over the sink, wasteful though it may be, rather than over the bowl of chocolate—otherwise your melted chocolate may be contaminated by sprinkles of powdered sugar. Place the balls on the lined baking sheet, and place them in the refrigerator until the chocolate has hardened. Tuck each ball into a small candy or cupcake cup, and store them in an airtight container, chilled, for up to 2 weeks.
Yield: About 50 balls.