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From Scratch

October 20, 2014

I bought the flour, spices and sugar, but the rest of this pie was months in the making.

Months in the making, gone is a second!

24 Comments leave one →
  1. October 20, 2014 8:59 pm

    Reblogged this on In Memory Of John Peel and commented:
    This woman knows what she’s talking about

  2. Emily Summer permalink
    October 20, 2014 9:51 pm

    What a sense if accomplishment and satisfaction you must have. Kudos to you for such a wonderful looking pie….bet it was delicious!

  3. Sheila Z permalink
    October 20, 2014 10:27 pm

    The memory of real pumpkin pie will last your daughter a lifetime.

    Squash makes a better pumpkin pie than pumpkin ever could.

  4. October 20, 2014 11:40 pm

    Love this, such an inspiration, Thank you!

  5. October 21, 2014 4:17 am

    And worth every bite, I’d wager. And you’ve got enough squash in the pantry to make about a thousand more. Ready for the snow to fly yet, Matron?

  6. PennyAshevilleNC permalink
    October 21, 2014 4:18 am

    I love the series, great way to show a pie!

  7. October 21, 2014 4:47 am

    That’s the best feeling isn’t it? We sat down to dinner the other night – ham, potatoes, beets, butter on the veggies, mustard on the side (from seeds grown here) – the only thing on the plate I didn’t grow or make on the farm – the salt and pepper. 😊

  8. Fid permalink
    October 21, 2014 5:08 am

    Love it! “Months in the making, gone in a second.”

  9. May britt permalink
    October 21, 2014 5:10 am

    No one does it like you do. Best demonstration of self suffienty and food creation I’ve ever seen. This should be an info graphic , I’d buy the poster. Title ” where it comes from” and what it takes to get to the table. Next time I do a pumpkin pie it will say, takes months to make.

  10. October 21, 2014 5:15 am

    You are a great communicator! A great writer and a great photographer! Thanks for the inspiration you give me as I approach 80 years old, to keep gardening!

  11. October 21, 2014 5:29 am

    That pie looks heavenly. Now excuse me while I scroll back up to take another look and hopefully succeed at scraping it off the computer screen.

  12. Jennifer permalink
    October 21, 2014 6:49 am

    Amazing photographic commentary. If every meal included all the photos of the steps the food takes from seed, calf, hen, etc., people would have a much greater appreciation of what goes into our food and of home cooked meals in general.

  13. Chris permalink
    October 21, 2014 7:27 am

    What a beautiful pie and wonderful series of photos for the “recipe” Now can you give us the exact recipe so we can try and re-create it? It definitely won’t have all the months of hard work into it that yours does but still would love to try your recipe! 🙂

  14. Shirley permalink
    October 21, 2014 7:30 am

    Could you share the recipe? Every pumpkin pie recipe I have seen uses evaporated milk. How did you sweeten it?

  15. October 21, 2014 8:22 am

    I have noticed how much of our meals are local now. The Willamette Valley is an amazing source for just about everything…even flours. Fish from the Coast. Produce produce produce. Nuts. Olive oil. Proteins. Now we have to stray further afield for chocolate, coffee and tea, rice and some spices, but overall….a great place for local food!!

  16. October 21, 2014 8:49 am

    Oh yes, me too for the recipe. I am more interested in the crust, though. That’s the hardest part to get right. I imagine your squash is delicious enough to stand alone.

  17. October 21, 2014 8:50 am

    And most people think those ingredients just appear at the grocery store!

  18. Karen permalink
    October 21, 2014 4:52 pm

    Beautiful. Lots of man (er, woman) hours in that pie. There was wood to chop too, right? To have all the ingredients happening in unison, that’s the tricky part. You do it so well.

    • October 21, 2014 5:37 pm

      Nah, I cheated and used the electric stove…too warm still to have that fire going hot enough to bake a pie at 400F for an hour 😉

  19. October 21, 2014 6:27 pm

    Nice work!

  20. November 1, 2014 1:20 pm

    This is my favourite blog post of the whole week.

  21. November 1, 2014 1:21 pm

    Forgot to mention. I’m over from Rhonda’s Down To Earth blog, I’m now looking forward to following yours.

  22. November 14, 2016 8:20 am

    What a lovely post 🙂

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