Today is Day 14 of the March Slice of Life – the daily writing challenge hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”.
Happy Pi Day! – a great day for mathematicians, especially ones with a sweet tooth.
Here is the definition of Pi:
“ Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159.” (check here for more info)
It is also Albert Einstein’s birthday. Here is a fun link to 28 of his greatest quotes.
But the day made me think of pie – the eating kind.
My mother was a wonderful baker and her pies were her masterpieces. I have most of her recipes and still use many of them today.
Just as she did, I use Tenderflake lard in my pastry – it makes a light, flaky crust.
I used to make pies at least once a month – apple, blueberry, lemon meringue were some of my favourites. Now, I only make them twice a year.
Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie (My secret ingredient? – maple syrup instead of molasses).
And, Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without mincemeat tarts.
Pies now are a very rare treat – watching calories and trans fat takes the joy out of eating them.
But I can still remember the tastes and the joy of making them!