Tuesday, August 05, 2008

a day in the life of a pie on the bus.

here's my friend the local peach and rainier cherry crumb pie riding the #9 in se portland.

it was sunny so it wore this protective layer. just for a while. it liked the pink.

in its powdered sugar glory, before being eaten at a vegan potluck:

and the evolution - chopped peaches and pitted rainier cherries. I added the peaches because rainier isn't typically a stand alone pie filling cherry.

crumb topped and pre-baked. the pie was totally homemade, holla. the crust is from Veganomicon.
Next time I'd go with a more traditional lattice crust, since the filling was more sweet than tart, somewhat surprisingly.

and baked, before the dusting of the powdered sugar.

bonus farmer's market haul from Saturday, which makes me warm inside:
I went to the PSU market and picked up the following for:

box of peaches $3
hot pepper 75 cents
sweet corn 2 for $1
fava beans $1 a bag (not totally filled pods..a sale!)
fresh basil $1
tomatoes $3.50/lb
zucchini 50 cents

and a handful of blackberries picked on the welcome home...

and since the oven was warm post pie baking, I roasted some garlic.


coming soon: photos from a delicious meal at Portland's newest vegan restauarnt, and PPK test kitchen cookies.

20 comments:

kimmykokonut said...

Bus pie! It looks really good, I can almost taste it. Did you add any spices to the pie or was it pure?

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

kimmy,

there was a small amount of cinnamon and allspice in the topping, but the fruit itself was simply sweetened with a bit of maple syrup.

Animal-Friendly said...

That pie looks sooo good- I love crumb toppings. I've been obsessed with Rainer cherries lately, but never thought of putting them in a pie and now it seems like a great idea!

Mel said...

The picture of those chopped peaches and pitted cherries makes me impatient for summer to come to Australia!

afreshdille said...

I need to find a good vegan pie recipe so I can prove my dad vegan baked goods are yummy when I go see him on Marthas Vineyard. Should I try one from Veganomicon?

p.s. I can't believe the prices at the market...gotta love them!

aTxVegn said...

That was a beautiful pie story. Texas peaches are so good and I've been eating them like crazy. I hope to get one more haul from the market this weekend.

Vivacious Vegan said...

What a great idea to combine those two fruits. Your PSU market sounds awesome. Such great bargains.

K.E.N. said...

what new vegan restaurant??

Amey said...

Nice.
The peach-cherry pie looks pretty great. Such beautiful colors.

I've been snooping around picking blackberries too. what yumminess.

Carrie™ said...

I just love roasted garlic. The pie sounds killer!

Judy's Nutrition said...

Wooooeeeee, that is one delicious looking pie.

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Erica said...

ooh, that reminds me I have a few bruised dented peaches in my fridge. I think it's cobbler time.

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

I love the pie story and that looks like the kind of pie that would be a pioneer in bus-riding. So good!

Your garlic picture looks like it should be on a calender or notecards or something. Perfect!

Ms. Dani Tofu said...

The picture of your pie had me scanning the pages of Veganomicon for pie recipes...Yum! :)

Erin said...

How cute that you and your pie went on a ride!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

That pie looks SO good. New veg restaurant?!

nzlndr00 said...

I love your photos jess. what a great blog. between you and chelsea i am tempted to start my own... hmmm...

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

hey deanna! do it! ; )

Jillian of Bitchin' Vegan Kitchen said...

I'm glad your vegan pie travels mass transit. :)