Happy Father’s Day- or a little Pieppreciation

Poetry

Happy Father’s Day- or a little Pieppreciation

2 months ago

I’ve been thinking lately about family legacy, memories and pie. My friend Carole Murko with Heirloom Meals celebrates treasured family recipes and the memories that accompany them. For many people, pie memories relate to a mother or a grandmother’s passed down recipes.  Like Chrissy Kinsman who I met on Martha’s Vineyard recently, who holds vivid memories of her Grandmother Helen baking, especially biscuits. Chrissy still[...]

If I could just make pie! – Chrissy Kinsman, Pie Chicks

Poetry & Pie Stops

If I could just make pie! – Chrissy Kinsman, Pie Chicks

2 months ago

Last week I had a poetry & pie stop on Martha’s Vineyard which led me to Chrissy Kinsman, the Pie Chick! Wouldn’t you know that Chrissy was also an Ohio native (Avon Lake) and a graduate of The Ohio State University? Chrissy not only provided wonderful pies for Poetry & Pie, she bakes upwards of 500-700 pies a week in season for the hungry pie[...]

Poetry & Pie Stops

First Stop – Pie Sisters

2 months ago

In  March, I traveled to Washington, D.C. for a work-related trip. On my mind was finding pie in the district and I found Pie Sisters of Georgetown.  These three sisters from Virginia- Alli, Bear and Cat Blakely -created the Pie Sisters of Georgetown in the fall of 2010. The charming shop on M Street NW was a feast for pie eyes! Traditional sweet pies, like fruit[...]

Put on your Sunday Clothes

Poetry

Put on your Sunday Clothes

3 months ago

This is me, second from the right, at age ‘almost 7’ in New York City. My first trip to Broadway to see Hello Dolly! in its inaugural year starring Carol Channing.  This is my first recollection of the thrill of song and lyric, and the beginning of my dream to become a Broadway star, which later morphed into wishing to become Barbra Streisand. I digress.[...]