(I am posting this with our dear friend Rob in mind . You might remember he guest blogged for National Pie Day when he was a pie judge)
Okay, I posted the donut for National Donut Day and then yesterday’s baked goods upgrade of the elegant French macarons.
Today it is the fresh baked pies. Fresh Baked Pies from Annie Oakley’s Kitchen that is!
Meet Annie the owner of Annie Oakley’s Kitchen and her sister-in-law Christa, who is a pie apprentice. They were sporting company shirts and aprons and selling delicious looking pies at the South Side Farmer’s Market on Carson Street.
I loved that they had a box of forks so you could dig right in after purchase.
And Mom, Bryna, is the ceramicist who created the pie/cake stands for the display. She also makes ceramic pie plates for sale.
What a fun booth they had set up in the Farmer’s Market on Carson Street. They are at the Whitehall Farmer’s Market on Mondays.
I sampled the apple butter which she sells on ETSY for just $4 a jar.
GUEST BLOGGER Rob Bard, Pie Judge
(-and good friend! Our eldest sons went to school together when stationed at Ft. Knox, Kentucky in 1986 -87)
Here is what Rob says:
As well as an orthodontist. Not sure how he studied for his credentials to taste pie but I know he does a great job. I think cherry is his favorite. Enough with the posts about cakes already, a main subject of my photography lately.
Laura tells me that cupcakes are soooo yesterday and that Pies are ALL THAT!
Magnolia Bakery just opening in Chicago now? She says they are late. I’m not sure because when I visit my sister in NYC I see people lined up around the block to get cupcakes on Bleecker Street at Magnolia still.
But today’s post is for Rob, a dear friend of our family, who has left comments from time to time on the blog. You might see him zipping along in a cute 2 seater British car, on his way to a pie tasting!
And the story is this. Apple pie on the left from the local grocery chain with the initials GE and the pie on the right? Patty’s Farm Market in Aspinwall on Freeport Road. That is where we got the pies for Mark and Erika’s rehearsal dinner at our house, nine years ago. Laura picked up the apple pie when we were shopping for supper ingredients. I looked at it as we put in into the back of the car and I just thought it looked uninviting. Not worth getting fat on….. so on the way home from the GE, I pulled into the Farm Market parking lot and gave her a fistful of bills and instructed her to buy a pie. And a box of fresh blueberries, too.
“What flavor?”, she asked. “ANY!” - was my response. “Whatever appeals to you.” The one on the right is Strawberry Rhubarb!. Delicious. Tart and sweet combination. Summer. So Rob, this post is for you. My favorite PIE GUY.