Posts Tagged ‘coconut cream pie’

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What am I celebrating?

January 27, 2014

This weekend, Pies on Parade was the celebration in Rockland, Maine.  The event centers around National Pie Day (January 23), was sponsored by several local inns in Rockland, and benefits the local food kitchen.

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Pie has a broad interpretation in Rockland, including the cute little puffin cream puff pictured above.

“Pie” as a term of art here in Rockland, is broadly interpreted and includes not only the fruit pies that we all love but savory pies and pizza pies as well. You’ll find all of the old favorites, apple, blueberry (of course, this is Maine which is famed for its wild blueberries), cherry, pumpkin and even lemon meringue. Maine is also notable for the Whoopee Pie and these are also very much on the menu, including delicious examples made from the exotic oils and vinegars at Fiore on Main Street. But you will also find heartier fare such as real mincemeat pie, quiches of several varieties, the Franco-Canadian special holiday meat pie – tourtiere, and several varieties of pizza, among other choices. Perhaps the most entrancing offering are the tiny puffin “Cream Puffins” at the Maine Audubon Puffin Project.

Quote is from the examiner.com.

I did not see any coconut cream pie.

Lilly's Cafe Rockland Maine

Caramel Apple Tart

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A variety of fruit pies.

Granite In Rockland Maine

Lobester Quiche

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What does my pie say about me?

December 2, 2013

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This is a photo of the traditional coconut cream pie that we all enjoyed on Thanksgiving Day.

Dinner was at the Colonial Inn near Ligonier, Pennsylvania.

I have found (so far) that restaurants in Pennsylvania can be counted on to have coconut cream pie on the menu.  Alas, this is not so closer to home. But I will keep looking.

BUT – Look here on BuzzFeed to find out about your favorite pie is saying about you.

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What am I knitting?

October 10, 2013

I know, the title of this blog is Gunsmoke and KNITTING and I have not posted much on either subject lately.

This one, however, is about knitting.  I recently traveled to Pittsburgh to see my brother and other things.  My brother lives in Ligonier, PA.  Ligonier is really a charming town with a lot of little shops – including Bo Peep Fine Yarns.  I had to stop there.

So this is the sock yarn I purchased there:

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And I bought this yarn because it was pretty and sparkly.  I don’t know what I am going to do with it, but would appreciate any suggestions:

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More yarn shop – They are winding my sock yarn into a ball here.

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This is a yarn shop with a fireplace –

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We wound up the afternoon with some excellent coconut cream pie:

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More Ligonier photos:

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What am I pondering?

July 8, 2013

It’s Monday.

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Does anyone besides me eat cold pizza (for breakfast?)  Cold Chinese left-overs?  Cold sushi?  . . . Oh, never mind.

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Am I the only adult who wants to have twinkle toe sneakers or flats?  Why don’t they make them in my size? Which happens to be 7.5 B in case you have a pair to sell.

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Why is coconut crime pie so hard to find where I live?  Any kind of pie, really, which does not make sense to me because I live near Cleveland.  We are sort of mid-west (really we are on the Great Lakes and that is different), but still we should be all about all American pie.  Go to any nice restaurant in town and you will find creme brulee and chocolate lava cake on the menu (so last year if you ask me), but no PIE.

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I don’t understand the concept of or inspiration for fish tacos.

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I don’t understand why any restaurant would put roast turkey with dressing on the menu and then say that they have no cranberry sauce.

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I don’t understand why the server asks me if I would like sour cream or apple sauce with my potato pancakes, when the answer is obvious – both.

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Why can’t auto makers devise a defroster for the windshield that works like the defroster on the rear window.  Would those wires really impede visibility?  Can’t they make the defrosting wires smaller, or transparent?  Is there really no way to create auto glass that won’t let the inside of the car heat up to the temperature of the surface of the sun?