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September 03, 2007

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dana

What a great post! I, too, use pie making as a meditation, and find that the crust always reflects my attitude. My mother inspired me too, although not because she enjoyed making pies. I remember more than one inedible mess going in the garbage. She always said that for such a simple combination of ingredients, pie crusts were the fussiest, most irritating food she could think of. When I grew up and had my own kitchen, I wondered if her experience would also be mine. I found that complete absorbtion in the process made pie crusts come out okay, which probably explains my mother's difficulty; she always bounced around trying to do several things at once. Now I like to bake pies to celebrate the season, so its almost time for apple. (Hooray, my kitchen is back in working order!) When I have extra crust and ingredients I just fold the filling in the crust like a purse and bake it on a cooky sheet. Voila! a galette! They make good gifts for single people.

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