Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sue's Honey Dipped Ricotta, Banana's Foster and Spicy Pineapple Chocolate

Hello there, y'all!

Alright, last week at Lippitt Park's Open Market was AMAZING! Not only did everyone show up, but the quality of vendors really blew me away. Nice day all the way around, even though there was some drizzle in the morning. This Saturday should be even better, and there is no predicted rain. (Knock on wood here, guys.)

This week we've got three pies for ya. First is our Banana's Foster. I did this a little while back and it was such a hit there wasn't even time to announce it, just flew off the shelves! This is bananas flambeed in rum and brown sugar, then baked into a vanilla pie. Outstanding, you'll never have better. And not as messy as a traditional Foster.

Next up is the Spicy Pineapple Chocolate. Yes, I did do this last week. The thing is there just weren't enough, and it's been requested again by a whole lot of folks, so here it is: Lightly spiced fresh pineapple in a creamy, dark chocolate filling. Might sound unusual, but most of my very unusual pies are the best.

Last pie is very special to me. This is called Sue's Honey Dipped Ricotta. This is a sweet ricotta pie, very traditional, very Rhode Island, but has honey dipped strawberries sprinkled throughout and baked in. Sweet, natural, made with the best ricotta (Narragansett Creamery), local honey and fresh berries from one of my best friend's organic greenhouse.

This pie is named and designed after Susan O'Connell, a good friend of mine and one of the best local ladies I know. I wanted something traditional to Rhode Island (Sweet Ricotta), because she's from here. Everything had to be local (unlike bananas) because Sue is the best of what's local to this state. She's a little shy, but once you open her up, boy howdy! She's also very no nonsense and clear cut in her opinions and world view, but is willing to listen to everyone's point. This is unusal. Susan is fresh, like a good strawberry, bright, warm and a perfect heart inside. Sue, indeed, has a heart so big you could see it from space. This is my warm, sun soaked (honey), funny, twisted friend. And I hope y'all enjoy her pie, because if Sue were a pie, this would be it.

And last, this week we'll be carrying two kinds of Cutie Quiche (not sure what they are until tomorrow), but will say we sold out of them pretty instantly. So get there early!

Same for the Pecan Cinnamon Rolls, so good they were out the door within a half hour!

We will be introducing other things this week if time permits... can I ask y'all to look for Bagels? If not this week, next. No deliveries this week, we've been slammed. Hope everyone has a great weekend, and we'll see you at the park!!

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

New Market! This Saturday!!

Hey all!!

This is a quick update to let y'all know what we're up to. We've got a new Market, the Open Market at Lippitt Park, starting this Saturday from 10-4. We'll be there with bells on, and, if you don't have any big plans for Memorial day weekend, so will you!

Lippitt Park is that big park right next to Blackstone Blvd. There will be boutique food producers like myself, as well as lots of arts, crafts, antiques and vintage items. For exact directions and details, check out the website!

As to pie flavors, we're dong some different stuff this week. Along with our American Apple (double crusted classic) we'll be having a Vanilla Blueberry Buckshot (vanilla custard shot with fresh blueberries) and our Chocolate Pineapple (which is just like it sounds).

Three flavors, you ask? Yes. We're trying to open up a little more and expand, not just in amount, but in product!

It gives me great pleasure to announce that we'll also have Cutie Quiche on hand, single sized quiches, just in time for summer.

We'll also have my world famous Pecan Cinnamon rolls. You've never had a roll quite like this one.

As the weeks go on you'll be seeing a little more from us. While pie is our staple and always will be, it's time to start wowing y'all with everything we can do. Start looking for cornbreads, Baby Cakes and Ginger Spoons. If something goes well, we'll keep it on the menu.

If there's anything you'd like delivered or held back for you on Saturday, let me know soon as you can. Hope everyone's doing good and here's looking for a great summer!

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Bridal couples choosing Wedding Pie, not cake

Pies in the News

This is Shea the cutie pie's guy. I just read this over in the Chicago Sun Times.

It's about how Pie is becoming the replacement for Cake at weddings. Reminds me of the event we did for Liti and Michele last summer.


Five years ago, midway through a second date with a beautiful woman and emboldened by a little too much wine, I revealed my most fanatical belief. I set down the dessert menu, leaned back in my chair and set the crazy free.

"Before we go any further," I said, "there's something you should probably know."

"For this relationship to work, you have to understand that at my wedding, there will be pie -- not cake -- for dessert."

I stared into her eyes, searching for any hint of fear, ready for her to dart toward the door. "If you can't handle that, it's probably best if you just get out now."

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