#The Story of Pie – Wordless Wednesday

Let your photo(s) tell your story.

The Source – a trip to the apple orchard to buy six different kinds…because everyone has their favorite….
There’s nothing like a ripe juicy apple picked right off the tree…
Northern spies are the best for pies…
Perfect for peeling, my kitchen place mats wipe clean…
Time to bring out the plaid pie plate…
The end result, warm out of the oven….
The last piece, minus a bite…..
Even better with ice cream…..
The inspiration behind the painting…
Bushel of Apples
Jane Austen was right – two hundred years later!

28 thoughts on “#The Story of Pie – Wordless Wednesday

    • Joni says:

      Then you need to answer! I think you mentioned winesap apples before (or another blogger did), but it’s not a brand we have here in Canada, but the spies are probably similar with that right combination of tartness.

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      • Joni says:

        I hope I have inspired you to bake one! Not only does the pie smell good, but those orchard apples have a much better scent and taste than grocery store apples. We saw mom’s art exhibit today Debbie, it was absolutely stunning! She was so pleased – black frames and all that color popping against dark gray walls.

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    • Joni says:

      Thank you – I’m happy I put you in a happy mood, but I find I’m much happier eating pie than looking at it, so I hope I inspired you to bake. The painting is in mom’s show which we went to see today, and we were very pleased with the display. Black frames and gray walls really made the colors pop.

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  1. Linda Schaub says:

    This is such a warm and homey post Joni. Seeing it reminds me of the good old days when I guess I just took for granted all the lovely meals, especially baked good, that I would give my eyeteeth for now. My mom loved her apple pies and we ate them Canadian style with a slice of cheddar on them. I can almost smell that pie fresh out of the oven. Your mom captured this basket of apples perfectly!

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    • Joni says:

      Thanks Linda! Mom doesn’t cook much anymore, and she doesn’t bake at all, (although she helps me sometimes by peeling things etc and she loves to watch and offer an opinion on when to take it out of the oven), so I guess I’ve kind of taken over. Yes, we did take for granted our mothers feeding us 3 meals a day back then. I sometimes wonder how they did it! You can take up cooking when you retire. I know I didn’t cook much when I was working as I was just too busy. PS. The painting is in the exhibit.

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        Your mom is probably wistful for all the cooking/baking she did when raising her family (or maybe not and is glad to let you be the chief cook now and enjoy what treats you cook there or bring over from your kitchen). I would like to learn how to cook when I am retired … I am looking forward to retirement so much … after catching up on sleep and getting a chance to read, maybe even watch TV, some movies, I will embark on decluttering, then some new hobbies. I bought the crockpot earlier this Fall and I do enjoy it … I have been making a dinner every Saturday or Sunday and it does several days … when retired, I won’t have a laptop on the glasstop stove. How nice this apples in the basket painting is on display – it is timely since it is harvest season!

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I’ve been making lots of chicken recipes but using canned chicken as I have not bought any perishable items due to the pandemic, then all the hot weather, we had quite a few volatile storms – decided nothing til next year. I have been taking four different canned vegetables and the chicken and cream of mushroom, cream of chicken soup and either long grain wild rice, or different veggie noodles, one time stuffing, on the bottom. I like those Durkee onion rings which are high in fat, but I make enough for four meals so figure it’s not too bad. That tastes like a chicken stew and it’s very thick. I’ve bought some items to try in the Winter to make a few Mexican dishes, white bean chili and fettucine … I wish I had gotten it a long time before this because I have not been able to use the stove without moving the laptop, so I finally bought the crockpot. I got several cookbooks, but Diane said to follow a couple of Facebook sites for crockpot meals, so I’ve been doing that – the recipes are a little more advanced that I normally make, lots of spices as well. I don’t want to have too much sodium either, so just put the Mexican rice for the two times I make Mexican meals and that’s it. I like leftovers too … the portions are much more filling than the canned soup I was having before. Diane suggested I get a crockpot with interchangeable crocks like her mother-in-law uses (she lives by herself) … so I did that. Not sure I’ll use them for that large (8 quart and a crock split in two) but it was a good idea so I got the same model.

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      • Joni says:

        I have both a large and small crockpot and seldom use either, but if I do I use the smaller one. Your recipes sound interesting. I found having to smell it cooking frustrating as I would be hungry long before it was done! And yet I never felt comfortable putting it on and going out for the day or to work. I think I’d rather use my stove. I also have the InstaPot pressure cooker too, which is faster, and better for soups. I kind of like that Ninja AirFryer that Diane bought lately, but not sure I need another gadget taking up counter space. Do you change your clocks back tonight for Daylight Savings?

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        I meant to say yesterday that I use all large cans of the 4 vegetables and two of the large cans of canned chicken, all white meat so that makes quite a nice thick stew – though I think of stew as more like a gravy, this is thick. Because that chicken is already cooked, I can make the meal in 2 1/2 hours. So that’s not too bad and I was skeptical that the rice and noodles, even the stuffing would cook, but it cooks up fine. I put the two cans of soup right over top of the rice/noodles or stuffing, then the chicken, then all the veggies. Put the onions in just before I turn it off. Diane really likes that new Ninja AirFryer – she has suggested I get the Ninja cooker with a griddle on top and it had other amenities but I have absolutely no space. I had to move the big mixer which I am likely never going to use. Right now, I have no place to put it on the countertop so have the crock pot sitting on a small table which is in my way … if I put it on the countertop, I have no room to do anything. I have a butcher block that the toaster oven sits on – I’ve not used the toaster oven in many years … I brought it upstairs where I had it stored, after Buddy died, to have something on the butcher block/countertop area to make it seen less bare. I really have such limited counterspace it is not funny. I was putting away all the groceries today and I had picked up one can of Rotel mild chiles to put in my Mexican food or the white bean chili – hadn’t decided. I had picked it up and not looked on the back – not going to use it … the sodium content was very high. Don’t need high blood pressure. I rinse all the veggies but try to buy ones with no salt – my Winter “stock” I bought them that had salt as they had the big veggies on sale for $0.45 so figured I’d rinse them for that price. We did get the extra hour – that makes me happy for getting out earlier to walk again. It was getting difficult getting out on gloomy days before 8:45-9:00 a.m. the last two weeks. I was happy for the extra hour of sleep. I have to get to bed earlier … I am very concerned about the spike in stats … if it’s not the flu to worry about, it is COVID. I have to go to the allergist this Thursday and he is making me have an appointment with him. I usually go once a year in May but he was still closed. So I have that and going to pick up my last groceries (peanuts and some paper towels – that’s it then) and get gas and hope to not go to the store anymore until Spring. The handyman has to do the leaves sometimes end of November – that’s it (hopefully). I looked and the furnace guy comes tomorrow – I thought it was Tuesday as they usually send an e-mail reminder the day before and I never got one. I thought I was Election Day that I made it for – guess I should not rely on my memory!

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      • Joni says:

        I don’t think we have canned chicken here? not that I’ve ever seen, it sounds handy. It sleeted here yesterday when I was walking in mom’s neighbourhood, so I had to walk faster! And so blustery that I stayed at her place overnight, and now that I’m home I see a few tree branches in the yard to clean up. A nice week ahead though…..

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      • Linda Schaub says:

        It is located with the canned tuna and canned salmon. I like it as it is white and no gristle or bone in it. They have grilled chicken pieces also and that is good, but I like this type best. So two of the big cans makes it heartier. I may have to get an electric handheld can opener though. I used the Swingaway hand opener for years but it does not tackle the big chicken cans. I would have bought the cans the size of a can of tuna or salmon, but they had restrictions on how much you could get of those, but no restrictions on the large tins. I broke down and got an electric can opener as I hurt my hand trying to open the big can – it does not finish opening the big can – it works fine for other cans, not that size. I don’t want to hurt my hand/wrist. I meant to say I don’t leave the crockpot unattended either. I would worry it would catch on fire somehow. I won’t go out of the house with the washer or dryer on either.

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