Daily Culinary Quote: The correct way to apologize

“Nick sent me a freaking apology pie.

Several, in fact. First, it was apple-raisin, then Mo’s famous chess pie, then French silk, each delivered to my door every day by my decreasingly bemused sister-in-law.

“I’m charging him mileage,” Mo told me as she walked through my front door and placed the chocolate “too fluffy to look real” meringue masterpiece in my hands. I could see the delicate little chocolate shavings speckling the crusty brown dome through the plastic carrying case. Mo slapped the note into my palm. It just said, “Please.”

This was the saddest pie of all. The previous pies had at least told me Nick was sorry and that he wanted to start fresh.

“He’s moved on to meringue,” Mo said, shaking her head. “This does not bode well.”

“I honestly don’t know how to respond to this,” I said, taking the pie into the kitchen. Mo collected the empty pie tins from the counter. Pie never lasted long in our house. Samson had taken to stopping by the house every night to make sure no pie was left behind. As long as Mo was making daily deliveries, he said I could stay mad at Nick forever.

“I’ll talk to him,” I promised her. “Even though I really don’t want to.”

“You should,” Mo countered. “He asked this morning if I could get enough peaches to make a cobbler.”

“No one says they’re sorry with cobbler.”

“Yeah, ’cause saying it with pie is super-normal,” she retorted.”

~ Molly Harper (The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf)

 

Daily Culinary Quote: The Secret to Pie is Pie

“The secret to pie,” she said, sweeping around the kitchen and peering into cupboards, “is the crust. And the filling. And the topping.”

“So the secret to pie is pie?”

“Am I wrong?” she asked, placing pie tins next to an oversized marble rolling pin on the counter.

“It’s not all that much of a secret,” I told her.

“Yet so few people ever get it right…”

~ K. B. Spangler (The Russians Came Knocking)

Webcomics and baking

All New Issues:  Food, fashion accessories, AND science fiction. I want my own scarf now!

Sheldon: A step-by-step guide to walk you through the decision-making process of whether you should have a cookie. The artist also sells it as a print that I’m planning on ordering for my kitchen. (Bonus Sheldon comparing cherry tomatoes to the Three Stooges.)

Head Trip: An Inception cake

Two of my favorite strips from Questionable Content that are also rated G: Cookies and Pies (the artist sells a t-shirt with this quote on it – I ended up wearing it to the first day of the Austin cake show this year)

Odori Park: WHY WON’T YOU EAT MY LOVE?!

Happy Halloween!

We’re visiting friends who recently moved from Orlando to Dallas, so we don’t have much Halloween stuff going on this weekend.

Pumpkin shit pies

I don’t know who made the display above – but it’s my favorite.  We didn’t have our annual pumpkin decorating contest at work this year, so I didn’t have a chance to borrow this idea.

Because everyone needs a superhero
We’re not dressing up, so I’m sharing a photo my sister-in-law took of her youngest. I have photos of all three boys on my Flickr site if anyone is curious.

Happy Halloween.  Now on to Thanksgiving!