5 things that are true:
- I am a perfectionist.
- I used to be a pastry chef which means I have made (and probably eaten) more cake than most people make (eat) in a lifetime.
- I grew up on a farm. Now I live in the city but I have a “one day when I’m old” farm fantasy that involves a little house in the woods and making lots of jam and having cats all over the place and a little goat wandering around wearing a bell (and a donkey too, if I’m being honest).
- The only pie I can remember eating homemade from my childhood is Grasshopper Pie (*shudder*).
- I am learning how to be a runner. Good thing too (see “Things that I hope will be true after a year of making pies” #2).
5 things that I wish were true:
- That I was patient.
- That I had decided to grow up to be: a circus performer or a documentary film maker or an organic farmer.
- That I had a kitchen that looks like one of these.
- That I could be Elizabeth Bennett.
- That Hedwig hadn’t died in the last Harry Potter book.
5 things that I hope will be true after a year of making pies:
- I will have ditched my persistent perfectionism through pie-making, or at least made some kind of peace with it.
- I will not have doubled in size due to pie consumption.
- I will have given Grasshopper Pie a second chance.
- I will have made new friends because of the awesome, delicious, people-pleasing powers of pie.
- I will have found a way to do a little good by making pies.
Enough about me. It’s time for some pie.
“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” – Jane Austen