Today I love making pie and bread and even just making pastry. I love that things that frustrate me in my kitchen may cause me to feel like I’m losing for a moment or two but then I remember that time and attitude are on my side and nothing can withstand the power of my attitude over time. I love that ever time I do something that frustrates me I learn a little more about best practices and hacks and hints and pretty soon I own that frustrating thing and then I suddenly find that I’m enjoying it. I love that making pastry was like that and I learned to own the process long ago and now I enjoy it and it makes me happy. I love that a good pastry recipe helps a lot.I love that I make them eight at a time. I love that on Monday last I had no pie shells, on Wednesday at end of day I had eight pie shells, and today, Friday, by days end I’ll have six pie shells and two pies. I love that I’m thinking that next Monday or Tuesday I’ll be making a peach pie or maybe even two of them. I love that half my cookbooks were either from my mother or are copies of ones she had or were purchases inspired by her cooking. I love that I do in fact have a copy of Julia Child’s The Art Of French Cooking and it is a very good read if you’re one of those people who, like me, likes to read recipes.
Today I love that the weather is supposed to be nice for the weekend, though any weekend that begins with the third Friday in August is going to have at least one rain, it’s not science and it’s not conspiracy theory, it just is. In the last 45 years there has been maybe 2 such weekends without rain. I love that this is the weekend of our annual folk festival here in Owen Sound, and though we are not meeting at the park and no construction has taken place, we are still having a wee bit of a festival, the online and on air streaming kind that is free to listen to and to attend and so now, for the first time ever, I’m inviting all of you to see what the fuss is all about and why I get so excited every year. I love that you can find the festival streaming on summerfolk.org and there’s an event page on Facebook.
Today I love that there will be all kinds of company here and at the cottage this weekend, and it will be hard for me to leave them and go to work on Sunday, but I have to do the Summerfolk pre-show because I love doing stuff like that. I love that you can stream that live at 5 Eastern on Sunday at CFOS560.
Today I love drinking coffee while I write and contemplate the view of the pie making station across the kitchen.