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Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: June 03, 2006 08:21PM
I made a key lime pie last week--a friend visited Key West and brought back some juice, and that pie was fabulous. I can't take any credit for it because it's the simplest thing to make ever. I am going to check the farmers market tomorrow for sour cherries, because I love a good cherry pie and the sour cherry season is about two weeks long. My mother made a lemon meringue pie that I just loved and I have never been able to duplicate it. A friend makes the best mince pie ever, and over the winter a friend made a "funeral pie" of dried fruits. Don't really know why it's called a funeral pie--all we were doing was having dinner. I guess my favorite pie is the one that's in front of me. What's yours?
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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 03, 2006 08:27PM
I love cherry pie, but a peach pie can be really good, too. For a non fruit pie, I like Boston cream pie. Now you've made me hungry. sad smiley





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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: kanesa
Date: June 03, 2006 08:33PM
I never heard the expression funeral pie, so I had to look it up.
It's a raisin pie usually associated with the Amish.
Learn something new everyday.

My mother was the same with lemon meringue pie. They were beautiful and delicious.

My favorite pies are cream pies.....banana,coconut, Boston.
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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: WHiiP
Date: June 03, 2006 08:34PM
1. Key Lime
2. Pecan
3. Pumpkin cheesecake (OK, not quite a pie, but I don't care . . . )
4. Pumpkin
5. Boston Creme

That's enough pie . . .



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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 03, 2006 08:43PM
Oooo, I forgot about pecan pie! I LOVE pecan pie, but it is so rich that I try to avoid it or eat just a tiny piece. Boy is it good.
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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: billb
Date: June 03, 2006 08:47PM
cheesecake

but right now the rhubarb is ripe, so I've been slapping together strawberry/rhubarb pie(s).
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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: June 03, 2006 08:49PM
1. Coconut Creme
2. Squash Pie, sounds strange but until you've tried it. It's great, it resembles Egg Custard but it's healthier, IMO.
3. My homemade Apple Pie



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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: Gutenberg
Date: June 03, 2006 09:05PM
Pecan pie-- I am trying to figure out how much bourbon to put in so you can taste it but it doesn't take your head off. Two tablespoons is too little and three too much, so I guess my next attempt will be two and a half tablespoons.

Apple pie a la mode is just about the best thing ever, and so is apple pie with a slice of cheese melted over it.

A friend is experimenting with apple blueberry pie. I thought it sounded weird but it's good, except the apples turn purple.
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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: LaserKun
Date: June 03, 2006 09:09PM
Apple pie is it! Simple, good crust almost like pastry, tart/sweet apples, making me want some now...

Anybody ever had (I'm not joking nor jesting) Vidalia onion pie? It's not a dessert, kind of like a casseerole, but pretty good. The onions MUST be Vidalia, GA cetified... or they are not the same.
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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: June 03, 2006 09:10PM
It's funny, but I'm always partial to the fruit pies, rather than the other types...

1. Blueberry (my FAVORITE pie!)
2. Pumpkin (a close second)
3. Apple
4. Rhubarb (not too tangy)

...

And of course, cheesecake...




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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: June 03, 2006 09:11PM
An aunt of mine had a black walnut tree in her back yard and she used to make walnut pies that were wonderful (same recipe as pecan pie, but with less-sweet walnuts).
Aside from that, coconut (not coconut cream) pie, or peach and apple fried pies.
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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 03, 2006 09:14PM
this is killing me........



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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: earache
Date: June 03, 2006 09:18PM
Blackberry pie and apple pie. yum!



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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: June 03, 2006 09:29PM
Quote
Racer X
this is killing........
YES, yes it is....

My mom use to make killer Boston Cream, Banana Cream, Chocolate Meringue, and Cherry Pies (we had several Bing Cherry trees)! All from recipes passed down through her family. YUMM!

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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 03, 2006 09:34PM
blackberry
plum/rhubarb, I think the plums in mom's backyard were the inspiration for sour gummies, make you squint, but great in a pie with rhubarb and honey and lots of ice cream.



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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: June 03, 2006 09:48PM
Racer;
Me too...

(insert smartass reply to question here....)


1) Gotta be a good Pecan pie!
2) Had a Pumpkin-Apple pie once that was fantastic.
3) Apple
4) Peach
5) Cherry (love it, but they're too sweet a lot of the time)

I'm easy.. pretty much any pie I'll eat...

Oh, geez... I better stop there.. grinning smiley



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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 03, 2006 09:53PM
I was expecting you to say "anything post WW I".
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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: June 03, 2006 10:14PM
It's a tie for me between:

Plain rhubarb, not adulterated with any other fruit, and blackberry pie made from those tiny little wild blackberries I've seen only in the PNW. It takes at least an hour to pick enough for one pie, and the locations of the vines are guarded fiercely.

My rhubarb crop isn't doing well this year, so I've only gotten one pie so far. sad smiley
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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: microchip13
Date: June 03, 2006 10:35PM
Apple.


For all of you who's rhubarb plants aren't doing so well, better luck next year.

Ours is starting to outgrow it's planting area.



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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: Phy
Date: June 03, 2006 11:19PM
Pies?
#1. elderberry pie (but only Grandma knew the secret)
#2. fresh raspberry pie
#3. Kotatah blackberry pie
#4. apple-rhubarb pie
#5. golden raisin pie
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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: h'
Date: June 03, 2006 11:50PM
Pumpkin, peach, apple, blueberry, and cholclate.
Been growing gooseberries for years but this looks like the first year I'll have enough berries for a few pies. I top-dressed with mushroom compost before they broke bud this year.



I suffer from the same sensitivity that you do. A few nuggets of wisdom were shared with me and I'm "trying" to incorporate them into my life. First, remember that nobody can hurt your feelings unless you let them. You can always reject what is being forced on you emotionally.
Second, nothing changes unless you change it. If you don't want the behavior to be repeated then you need to take action. Otherwise the kid has learned that his behavior is the way to get things done, because everyone lets him get away with it.
In the meantime I sympathize because I've been there.
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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: Carthaigh
Date: June 04, 2006 02:08AM
I'm gonna have to go with Pelztorte. It is a very delicious German delicacy.



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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: kap
Date: June 04, 2006 06:43AM
French Apple pie ... from Marie Callendar!

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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: earache
Date: June 04, 2006 07:33AM
Oh, forgot another favorite... Black Bottom Pie.



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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: Golfer
Date: June 04, 2006 08:03AM
French Silk, not too much at once though, very rich.
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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: graylocks
Date: June 04, 2006 08:16AM
what, no one has said

SWEET POTATO!

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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: June 04, 2006 08:48AM
Number One Son Andy and Only Daughter Sarah are both expert pie makers (they learned from my mother, whose apple and lemon meringue pies were out of this world). When they are around for Thanksgiving it has become a mini-tradition to make "All nine kinds of pie that Harold liked best." That's a reference, of course, to Crocket Johnson's Harold and the Purple Crayon. The result has been a regular orgy of pie-making.

My personal favorites are sour cherry, lemon meringue, strawberry-rhubarb. . .

When Sarah was in middle school she used to make Japanese Knotweed pie. Knotweed grows wild and the stalks, if picked young enough, make a pie similar to rhubarb (if too old, they become tough and hard to chew).

When I was a kid in the Washington, DC area, there was a chain of diners called Toddle Houses. Besides offering the world's best cheeseburger (I was at the time an authority on the matter), they sold a delicious banana-cream pie.

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Paging Alphadog
Posted by: h'
Date: June 04, 2006 09:07AM
I have a very large Rhubarb plant that's doing as well as every year-- I guess I assumed you grow it the whole season then harvest all at once-- is that not the case? Should you take the outer leaves as they grow for pies?
Thanks!

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I suffer from the same sensitivity that you do. A few nuggets of wisdom were shared with me and I'm "trying" to incorporate them into my life. First, remember that nobody can hurt your feelings unless you let them. You can always reject what is being forced on you emotionally.
Second, nothing changes unless you change it. If you don't want the behavior to be repeated then you need to take action. Otherwise the kid has learned that his behavior is the way to get things done, because everyone lets him get away with it.
In the meantime I sympathize because I've been there.
-beerman



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Re: Paging Alphadog
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: June 04, 2006 11:29AM
It looks like you can harvest second- or third-year plants at any time.

BEWARE: The leaves are poisonous! Use only the pink stalks for food.

See here, among other places: [extension.oregonstate.edu]
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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: billb
Date: June 04, 2006 12:13PM
I pick my rhubarb all Spring.
Biggest stalks first.
Freeze whatever can't use right now for later in the year.

I have some plants that are sour as heck. Huge stalks and leaves.
Some are much sweeter. Thinner and smaller leaves/stalks.
The plants have been there over 50 years, moved 50 years ago to thier current spot by my dad. Some were originally planted over 70 years ago by my great-grandfather. I think the sweeter ones were purchased 50 years ago, they've always been kept seperate.
Summer heat usually does them in, they shoot back up in the fall. If they do well enough in the Fall, I'll cut some of those stalks, too.

I never cut more than 50% off of a plant at once.
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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: PeterB
Date: June 04, 2006 12:49PM
Mmmmm, rhubarb...

I forgot to mention in my original post, if make blueberry pie, definitely use the wild blueberries. A little more expensive, but definitely worth it... their taste is just incredible, and they're also healthier than the regular kind.




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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: AlphaDog
Date: June 04, 2006 04:57PM
I have only one plant that is a good producer - the other two are still too young. In years past, the older one has continued to produce until the weather got too warm. Last year and this year, I've only gotten one decent picking from it. Last year it looked like I'd get two, but by the time there were enough stalks, the older ones had gotten pithy and were unusable.

I think mine needs fertilizer, but I haven't gotten around to researching what kind is best. I think I'll do that right now!

OK, I'm back with this info for anybody who's interested:

"Home gardeners should give each plant 1 cup of 10-10-10 fertilizer each spring, applied in a circle around the plant when growth starts. Fertilize each year and cultivate shallowly as often as necessary to remove weeds."

It also likes manure, but I don't. Around here we can get stuff called Tagro, which is a biosolid from the city's sewage treatment plant. I bet rhubarb would love growing in that stuff. Maybe I'll get a couple more plants next Spring and put them in large containers. Part of my problem is a lack of sunny places to plant stuff in the ground.



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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: billb
Date: June 04, 2006 10:31PM
Alphadog - you can buy composted manure, which doesn't smell so bad.
My rhubarb isn't exactly in a sunny place. Morning sun until about 11:00, then shade.
It is in a spot which is not sandy or clay, and I don't disturb the roots . Pull out weeds, that's all.
In the Fall I let the leaves stay put there. Acts as mulch and compost. Sorta like a natural forest floor.
The only rhubarb I've seen not do well was planted in full sun and sand.
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Re: Totally OT: what is your favorite pie?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: June 04, 2006 10:45PM
ZooDoo!

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plan ahead for the "Fall Fecal Fest"



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