What could be more country than some blueberry pocket pies cooling on the windowsill? ~
Eventually our cooks would have looked out on the little Anglican church, built by the men in the growing community.
My method won't be much different from our early bakers. The pastry is made from scratch and the blueberries came from a local, organic farm. A little extra flour added to the berries makes the filling less runny and easier to take to the fields. A sprinkle of sugar on top would certainly have been a luxury 200 years ago.
I needed a break from my own pioneer style work today. I've been busy breaking up and hauling away a huge old stump. It has finally rotted enough for me to start the next phase of the back yard reno. I've scoured the property for rocks to begin terracing the hill beside the patio. ~
I wouldn't mind having that good, old horse to help me with my work, right about now!
What??? No recipe for the pocket pies??? Blueberry is my favorite! I'm glad you are enjoying some good weather. We have snow today. First time we've had snow in May since 1925. If you need more rocks...I have plenty!ReplyDelete
Yummy I would love to have a home filled with so much history. I'd like to try your blueberry pies :)ReplyDelete
Hi Maureen...thanks for visiting my blog! Your blog is so interesting. I can smell the blue berry pies! Where do you live? I can see why your would secretly want to be Tasha Tudor...lol!ReplyDelete
Have a great weekend.
Oh YUM! Those pies look amazing!ReplyDelete
Maureen! How could it be so long since I last visited? I shall have to be more diligent about making sure I pop by more often. Have a wonderful weekend and don't hurt yourself with that heavy yard work.
What a gorgeous place to live...Oh I just love it and pies on the window cooling. Goodness I can smell them from here!ReplyDelete
What an amazing view you have. Oh pies on the windowsill look amazing!ReplyDelete
The pies in the window could not be any prettier. To look on that sweet church every day would be very peaceful to me. I am a country girl so I love your place Maureen.ReplyDelete
Those look wonderful. I love pocket pies and also working in the yard! There's just something great out working the dirt with your own hands.ReplyDelete
Hi Maureen, What a gorgeous view! You have a beautiful view. I am enjoying getting to know your blog and will be following now too. xx NatReplyDelete
Well, what a sweet little view of that church. I'm assuming you'll be sharing your recipe soon? ;)ReplyDelete
Have not heard the term pocket pie -- they look adorable cooling on your windowsill.ReplyDelete
Got to love the view out your kitchen window! :D SO pretty!! Lovely little pies, too....yum!ReplyDelete
The little church in the distance is lovely. The pocket pies look so delicious. Good luck with the stump removal and the terraces.ReplyDelete
Marie, grab Donnie and bring me some of those pies!ReplyDelete
Pocket pies? Oh I have to try this. I am a huge fan of blueberry but I bet these are good with raspberries too!ReplyDelete
Those pies on the windowsill are like the best thing i have seen all year. I LOVE that photo. And YOU'RE digging up that stump by yourself!? That thing is a HOG! oh my gosh... I love the pattern you are laying out with the stones too... You're amazing!ReplyDelete
WOW Maureen - 200 years old - and I thought my 100 year old place was ancient LOLReplyDelete
That photo of the pies is just too charming for words - and the history lesson is fabulous too!
Those pies look great, and I love the view of the pretty church.ReplyDelete
The stump removal is less wonderful! ;)
Good Morning Maureen, What a beautiful view you have from your kitchen window. The church is so very pretty..... and the pies look delicious. I love home made pastry, there is such a difference in taste from pastry bought at the shop.ReplyDelete
Gosh, you worked hard breaking that stump, but what a triumph now it is all finished, you can get on and design your garden, which is always the best bit.
Have a lovely weekend.
Blueberry pies on window sills, cooling in the spring breeze...in the gorgeous Ontario countryside...delicious!!
I am very happy to read this.This is the kind of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that's at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.ReplyDelete
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