My Cherry Pie Disaster

I love pie, I love everything about them. love making them,  love looking at them, (because staring at pies is totally normal) and of course I love EATING them. I also think my fascination comes from my love of Waitress and movie and musical
I must say my pie baking experience isn’t very extensive… YET! As of now it is almost non existent. Basically I have baked various types of apple big. Big, small, with three different types of apples, with all sorts of different spices, with carmel, with a tradition crust or a no traditional crust etc. My problem is all my experimenting is been with apple pie.

Anyway I had/have a want, no need to extend my pie baking experience. So I went on a pie exploration, going from site to site dreaming of all the pies out there in the world for me to make. I just had to chose one. I was the poster child for a kid in a candy shop. 

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I ended up after weeks of drooling on my computer screen chosen to start off my pie SOMETHING with  a cherry pie. I was so excited, something seemed so wholesome and idyllic about a cherry pie.

I wanted to bake it while wearing a cute 60s dress one of those half aprons you see house wife’s in that don’t actually do anything for a messy cooker like me, some pearls like Julia Child, and I wanted a little ledge outside my window where I could set my pie on to cool down.
Anyway I had this whole fantasy in my brain about cooking my cherry pie, how it would look like, how it would be baking it, and how it would taste. It was all supposed to be perfect.
The day came for me to bake my cherry pie I had the ingredients, the time, and stomach cramps. My hair was a disaster, and I was wearing sweats and my huge Portlandia t-shirt, so the whole baking fantasy was a bust. And of course, (actually to my surprise )the pie also a bust.
I am putting the awfulness of the pie to the fact that this was my first time actually cooking with cherries, or maybe I just don’t like cherrie pie. Though I am almost certain it’s the latter.
Either way to me and my father who I have made my official genie pig , thought it was awful. The cherry part of the pie tasted like kombucha and sweaty mushrooms. Not exactly what I was going for. Of course that dashed all my dreams of cherry pie. But I am still going to processed forward in my pie exposition.

Next Week I am hoping to tackle a Butterscotch Vanilla Pear Pie –  Style Sweet CA

Keeping my fingers crossed this turns out.

January 2017

It’s and NEW YEAR! And I have to say I was very happy to say goodbye to 2016. Now that 2016 is done and dusted I am ready to take on the crazy challenges, and happy evenings filled with food and friends that I am sure 2017 will send my way.

With a fresh start in mind, here are a list of my favorites for January

Music   This month I have been really feeling the jazz and independent side of my music taste really coming out making the short winter days a bit brighter. 

  • I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) Aretha Franklin ft.George Michael 
  • A Foggy Day (In London Town)  Frank Sanatra rendition
  • Mix Tape 2003 The Academic 
  • You & Me The Hunna 

Food The past 6 months I have been vegan, and I have honestly enjoyed every minute of it. There have definitely been times when I have felt like I was missing out but other wise the experience has been great, there most of my favorite recipes have been vegan. 

Fashion Trends This month has been interesting for me in the fashion department. I have recently gotten into trends I refused to try before, and I have found styles of love from other decades  that I truly believe are classics. 

  • Pedal Pushers High waisted capri pants from the 60’s. They are my go to, and look absolutely darling with a bomber jacket and ballet flats. 
  • Bee hive hair I love this hair style when I wear my boy friend jeans, the mixing of two different styles makes a unique look that I love. 
  • Boyfriend jeans I never really thought I would get into boyfriend jeans they way I have, they don’t necessarily subscribe to the girly style I go for. But they are so much fun and oh so comfortable.  
  • Sparkly tights Sparkly tights make me feel so girly and fun, and can instantly make a simple outfit look chic.  

Books I am a huge reader, I love love love books. But I also happen to be a huge re-reader, and all of these books are ones that I have re-read at lest 3 times. They are all must reads! 

  • To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Jenny Han
  • Red Queen Victoria Aveyard
  • Confess Colleen Hoover
  • Swear on This Life Renee Carlino