Monday, September 20, 2010

It's a Pie Off

This Thursday, Greenpoint Open Studios is throwing a Pie Bake-Off  at Diamond Bar on Franklin Ave in Brooklyn.  The Bake Off is free to enter and $10 gets you pie tasting and raffle tickets.  There all lots of great prizes donated from local businesses and a silent auction of work donated from GOS artists.  All proceeds go to help fund the GOS.  Check out the link to the event here.

I'll be entering my Sweet Balsamic Custard Pie and by the look of the pie entries so far, its gonna be a tough competition but either way its a win with a seemingly endless supply of pie and beer.  It should be fun so stop by if you can.  Judging starts at 7pm and the event goes till 10pm.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pie vs. Cake

This video was sent to me by my friend Cara and it was so crazy I had to share it.

I have never had a hard time choosing between pie or cake, always pie, but if you are one of the many who can't make up your mind, maybe you should try this...

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sorry for the delay

It's been a hot summer but there has been very little heat coming from my kitchen.   The NewYorkTimes article about the Greenpoint Food Market, that came out this June, put an end to the market as we know it.  The Health Department got on the GFM's case about weekly licenses and using certified kitchens, which most sellers did not have.  The point of the market was to provide a platform for small businesses to share their creations with the public, without having to pay those exorbitant costs, which end up taking away from any possible profit.  I was barely making a profit before but enjoyed sharing my pies with the public but with these new rules, I would actually be going into the red.  Since these new requirements are in place, I will not be able to take part in the market anymore.  I will continue to work on new recipes, both savory and sweet, pushing for larger variety.  I am also working on getting my pies into small stores and markets around the city and am still taking online orders.