Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Back to Market With Cherries

Heya all!

As most of y'all know we skipped market last week because of the foul weather
(which decided to clear up at the end, rats!), so we're heading back this week
with some new flavors and a repeat.

Let's hope the weather holds out.

So for all you cherry loving folks, the time has finally arrived. Yup, cherries
are here! And while I have many, many different flavors of cherry pie, we're
going to start out with a very simple, classic... well, Cherry Pie. Complete
with golden lattice crust and warm memories of hot August days and every
favorite picnic. Yes, the perfect, sweet, juicy cherry.

I have a fondness for cherries that I don't quite have for other fruits. Growing
up in the south we had plenty of oranges, limes, lemons, so much so that, as
kids, we'd use them as ammunition on each other. Grapefruits were great for
that. Big splat! But cherries were rare and only came in late summer, only when
you knew school was just around the corner and soon the hot afternoons and rain
showers would temper out into something a little more crisp. Cherries, for me,
were the last hoora of freedom. So here we present our perfect cherry pie.

For delivery of the Pie of the Week, give a call or email by Thursday evening.
This pie is 20 bucks flat on delivery and will arrive between 6-7 Friday
evening. Give a shout!

In other news, I've heard a lot of disappointment over the Blue Moon pie. Not
many folks got it and wanted to, so I'm going to run it again for the market
this week. If, for some odd reason, you can't get to the market, I will do a one
time exception and allow this secondary pie for delivery on Friday. Just let me

Also this week you'll find that Banana Cream Pie I've been wanting to put out
there. For some reason I've been hankering for a good Banana Cream. Hope you
have, too. That one will be at the market only.

Hope to see you downtown at the Burnside Park/Kennedy Plaza Market. We're still
up in the air about Broad St, so will keep you up to date on that one. Seeing
how it's only Tuesday (sorry to remind you) have a great rest of the week and
remember to do something special for yourself.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Blue Moon Rising

Hello all, and happy Wednesday!

Hope the week is treating you well, but keep the weekend in mind and any events you might have coming up. You never know, a handmade pie might be just the thing to bring to a cookout!

That said, let's get to the pie of the week. It's called Blue Moon, and was one of my Mimaw Grants favorites. Mostly because it is a simple, delicious pie, but because it fused two things she loved, Key Lime pie and Blueberry pie. Growing up in the south we didn't often get fresh blueberries, so my ingenious great grandmother came up with the excellent idea to make a blueberry pie using the idea behind a Key Lime.

Now don't be fooled, this will taste nothing like a Key Lime pie, but it will have the same consistency, tartness and texture. Only with blueberries! It is a fantastic, fresh way of turning the blueberry on its' head, making your tongue dance and all your friends saying Oooooh and Ahhhhhh!

To order a Blue Moon, get in touch with us via email or phone before Thursday afternoon. Deliveries will be Friday evening between 6-7. This pie is $20, plain and simple.

Also at the Burnside Market in Downtown Providence we'll have my world famous Banana Cream Pie! Don't miss that one if you're in the area.

As to other events, we will not be at the Broad St. market this week. There is a question as to whether that is a viable market for Cutie Pies, so we're taking a closer look.

We've also hooked up with Ten Minute Max, a wonderful whole dinner service (imagine, a ready or near ready to eat meal delivered! And tons of variety and very healthy! Amazing!) and will be adding pie to their menu this September. For more information on Ten Minute Max contact Lisa Kesser at 10minmax@gmail.com.

As always, thanks so much for making Cutie Pies apart of your week, hope everyone is having a beautiful - and not as humid - day!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Eachy Peachy Pie!

Good morning, everyone!

Let me start this week by thanking everyone again for letting us contact you each week to let you know what's going on with Cutie Pies and for being such a great support. I so look forward to seeing each one of you every week at the markets or delivering to your door. So far this has been a wonderful experience, thank you.

That said, I've been missing home these past few weeks. As most of y'all know I'm just a southern gal and look forward to certain foods that just aren't up here. Namely, peach pie. I've had the biggest craving for peach pie and hope you guys are feeling it, too.

Just think, soft, sweet, succulent peach pie goo dribbling down your chin, wrapped in the tenderest of crusts. Oh yes, it's peach time. We've just received a load of peaches that can't wait to settle down in someone's happy tummy. So yes, Peach is our flavor of the week. Wonderful, perfect peach.

Also going on this week: We may not be at the Broad St. Market this Saturday. We're waiting to see if our wailing, crying and pleading over the past few weeks will get Cutie Pies of the waiting list and into the vendor's stands at this week's Indy Art Fest down at Burnside Park this Saturday.

If you haven't heard about this, it's a fantastic event with music all day, the Rock'n Roll Yard Sale and a Water Fire to boot. To see a list of events just go here.

Even if Cutie Pies doesn't get in, go on down anyway (after visiting us on Broad St), lots of fun to be had and a wonderful time for the whole family.
That said, we'll be at Burnside Park this Friday from 11-2:30 and will have many delights on hand to tempt your diet. Think peach. Fuzzy, warm, sweet peach. Have a wonderful day, y'all!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Blackberry Creamsicle & New Market!

Hello all, and I do mean all y'all!

Yes, I'm a little late this week, but with good reason. We've been having a heck of a time getting together our Pie of the Week, and as I don't want to throw out pies we've done before we've been on a great hunt for blackberries. Yes, sweet, tart, sometimes stinging blackberries.

Now I know you guys don't think these black beauties are the sweetest of berries, but when in a Blackberry Creamsicle Pie, they are all kinds of sweet and fun. Order up before tomorrow evening (sorry again about the long wait) and get delivery on Friday evening. You can call or email and just like that you get a pie.

We're also starting up a new Farmers' Market this week, while still doing the Friday market at Burnside park downtown we'll also be heading out to the Broad St. market on Saturdays from 9-1. It is supposed to be right at the Algonquin House. You can find directions here.

At the markets this week we'll have, in addition to the Blackberry Creamsicle, Blueberry Star Pies and Strawberry Chocolate Chunk.

Well, if I don't hear from anyone about delivery, make sure to stop in and say hi at one of the markets. As always thank you for your continued support and here's hoping y'all are having wonderful weeks.

PREVIEW: In my next post there will be pie pics as well as our full flavor list. Want to learn more about the Cutie Pie philosophy? Read this.