Lunchtime Poll 3.14: Happy Pi Day!

Yes, it’s that nerdiest of holidays, Pi Day! I could ask you your favorite irrational number, but since I’d like people to actually comment, I’m bringing back the classic Internet fight over Team Cake vs. Team Pie.  Read More Lunchtime Poll 3.14: Happy Pi Day!

Book Review: “Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie”

When I’m stressed out,  I bake. My repertoire consists of exactly two goods: banana muffins (slightly updated recipe from my mom’s circa-1970’s cookbook) and chocolate chip cookies (back of the Trader Joe’s chocolate chip bag, slightly updated from Nestle). I have my limits, sure. But it’s hard to dispute this form of coping. It’s cheaper than therapy. It endears me to my coworkers and makes my friends happy. And it keeps my apartment smelling really, really good. Read More Book Review: “Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Pie”

Turkey Pot Pie

Now that Halloween is over, American Persephoneers are probably turning their thoughts to the turkey feast that is Thanksgiving, and the inevitable leftover pile-up in its wake. But there is hope. My dear American neighbours, I am Canadian and I had my Thanksgiving weeks ago. I can guide you in the ways of leftover use with a steady and experienced hand. Read More Turkey Pot Pie

Morbid Curiosity: Summer Salad Pie

Where did the summer go? It feels like I was just starting to get the hang of this season and now my calendar tells me it’s over. Well, forget that noise. Summer isn’t over until I say it’s over. Or, more accurately, it isn’t over until after the Autumnal Equinox. Read More Morbid Curiosity: Summer Salad Pie

A Not-So-Sweet Saturday Afternoon with Sweet Cherry Pie

It’s cherry season in my part of the world, which means, much like rhubarb season, that it’s time to make lots of delicious pie. It’s also about that time when the novelty of summer wears off, and the prospect of many long, hot, humid days ahead is enough to make you want to hide in an air conditioned room for a week. Read More A Not-So-Sweet Saturday Afternoon with Sweet Cherry Pie

Vegan Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pie

Overall, I am not a fancy person. I don’t fully understand garnish, and artfully arranged sauces that look like stretched out, abstract sharks circling my dinner do nothing to entice me. At the same time, I love food and eating, so this six-ingredient pie that takes minutes to make is right up my alley. Read More Vegan Chocolate and Peanut Butter Pie