Pies~One of the simple pleasures of life!

I am sad to announce I can not continue my journey as Tammy’s Pie Lab. I was hoping to make it the entire year, but circumstances have changed in my life that force me to either give up something or become bald from pulling out all my hair.

This blog has forced me to reach outside my comfort zone and develop skills that I never imagine I would have. I have grown has a website developer, writer and last but not least a better pie maker.

I am grateful for all those that have participated in this experiment.  There were weeks that the pies were hideous looking or tasted like the bottom of my shoes. All in all it was fun to try new pies.  Yet, the best part of this was not the pies, but lingering with my critics and getting to know them as family. I will miss our weekly visits.

What I have learned………

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Sometimes, the simplest things in life etch memories in our hearts that go well beyond childhood. I believe that a simple pie is one of them. In this hurried world that twirls so fast we can barely hold on, to slow down and create a pie (or anything for that matter) and share it with those around you, is pure joy. Nothing is better than a wonderful berry pie after a long hot summer day or the smell of aromatic spices of pumpkin pies wafting through the air.  These memories aren’t about the pies, but the people we share them with.

So my dear friends, create…..create pies…..create memories!

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About Tammy

Blogging was not around the first 30 years of my life. Back in the old days, blogging review about something. Usually the person writing this review was a professional in their field. Since than blogging has changed how we share and learn information. Today bloggers are not necessarily professionals. They are usually ordinary people which want to share what they were impressed by or that have changed their lives. With trepidation I consulted my friends about being a blogger. Their first question was invariably, why? At first, I could not articulate why. Finally, I realize it was three events that happened to me within a month that led me to create this project. Please indulge me, and follow my train of thought as I attempt to connect the dots.create your own world. We've created a set of roleplaying First, over the summer I participated in a role play site. Within this site, there are hundreds of plots you can write for. Once you choose a plot you create a character profile. Then with other writers you collaborate on a storyline that supports the plot. I love this process. Not only did my writing improve, but fills a void I have when I’m not writing. Unfortunately, the story lines never last long enough and I’m left wanting more to write. Secondly, my husband believes we live on this vast farm. Through the years he has cultivate an enormous dwarf orchard which provides not only enough produce for us but also for ALL our neighbors, friends and family. The reality is we live on a normal size lot in the middle of a city. Nevertheless, we pick buckets and buckets of pears, cherries, apples, kiwis, plums and figs. Sadly, when I make pies from our abundance the only people around to eat it….is us. We honestly do not need the extra calories so I considered not baking any more pies. Than this project developed where I could share my pies. Thirdly, for the 3rd or 4th time I’ve watched the movie “Julie and Julia”. I have always marvel at how Julie makes herself this challenge of cooking every recipe (524 to be exact) from Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking." cook book all in one year. No matter her obstacles she preservers. For years I have secretly admired Julie. I’ve often wish I had the courage to do what she did. So because I don’t have enough to do in my life. Why not start a blog about something? After bouncing what seem like a million ideas I came up with this crazy project. A blog about pies. Tammy’s Pie Lab Sigh…… so my blog is about pies, pies and more pies. Here are my plans. I have picked the most unusually dessert pies I can find. As you can see this is not just a blog but also an experiment. I am going to cook one pie every week for a year. I have eight pie tasters that will critique each pie. To prevent any preconceived notions of how the pie should taste. I will withhold the pie’s name until after it is critique. Then I will post the history, the recipe, and the critiques of the pie. In addition, there will be some experiments, countless websites to explore and everything you wanted to know about pies and more.
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