Strawberry Rhubarb Lattice Pie

Well… WordPress just lost the entire post I wrote to go with this pie. I hit “Save Draft” and when the save was completed there was nothing in the editing space whatsoever. And in the HTML view there was just a long list of non-breaking spaces. That happen to anyone else before?

So.. I’m not going to rewrite the entire post. It was mostly explaining my intimidation at making pie top crusts as I have a tendency to always have them come out off-center and not properly vented. This led to the fact that lattice topped pies were somewhat of a baking nemesis of mine, despite my never having made one before.

As you can see above, I overcame and made one! To be honest, the story wasn’t that intriguing, there was no great point of conflict (beyond my own fears), no entertaining sidekick (beyond me making fun of myself), and no star-crossed lovers (beyond my love/hate relationship with pie crust).

I actually took a ton of photos while I was putting the pie together, so instead of attempting to recreate the post I wrote, I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves. (With a couple notes of commentary here and there.)

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Toasted Coconut Cake

It’s Amandeleine’s 1st anniversary!

No it’s not, I’m lying.

It was Amandeleine’s 1st anniversary over a month ago. On June 8th. But for some reason I thought the anniversary was sometime in July, and when I looked it up a few days ago, I learned I was wrong.


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Cherry Hand Pies

Trevor’s been asking me to make these ever since he saw me looking over the recipe in Bon Appetit. Little handheld pies, both delicious and convenient, and packed full of plump fresh cherries.

But I put off making them.

Everything was almost perfect, the bing cherries were in season, the recipe was easy (using frozen puff), but I had one issue stopping me.

No cherry pitter.

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Happy 1st/4th of July!

Happy Canada Day everybody!

Canada Day was yesterday, so I’m a day late. But this actually a recipe more so for a red, white & blue July 4th, so I thought I’d compromise and post between the two, making me too late for Canada Day and too early for Independence Day. It works… sort of.

We’ve already discussed some of the things I miss from Canada. I guess I miss Canada Day too. I love that country and having a day to celebrate it is nice. But it’s okay living here on Canada Day, because I still get my favourite part, just 3 days late.


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