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Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/2/09 10:00 PM
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A new addition to next year's parade of pies.
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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Sat, 10/3/09 1:57 PM
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Oh man does that look good!

You guys just keep on raising the bar!

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Sat, 10/3/09 2:06 PM
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Really looks delicious! 
Care to share recipe for topping?

Thanks, Catherine

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/9/09 12:53 PM
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Catherine,

I don't mind sharing at all.

BTW - That was an Apple-Raspberry Crisp Pie.

Jim


Almond Crumb Topping

3/4 cup AP flour
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 tsp pure almond extract
1/3 cup sliced almonds

In a small bowl combine flour & sugar. Add butter & almond extract, stirring until incorporated.  Using your fingertips, finish working the butter into flour mixture, squeezing until a crumbly mixture forms.

Stir in almonds.  Sprinkle topping over prepared pie, crisp or crumble.

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/9/09 12:56 PM
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Tomato-Fresh Ricotta Pie

Not dessert, but it is a pie.

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/9/09 1:12 PM
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Jim, you got me drooling!  I love Pie Day!

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/9/09 2:21 PM
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Oh that Ricotta pie looks amazing!!!! Can you share the recipe?????

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/9/09 3:19 PM
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leethebard - There is no recipe! 

Bobbi whipped that pie up last night from things we had around the house.  I'll try to get her to write it down so that we can have it again.

Jim

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/9/09 4:18 PM
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Thanks, I'd appreciate that...and tell Bobbi she does great work!!!!!!!

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Tue, 10/13/09 1:48 PM
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JRPfeff:

Two wholesome looking pies. It's the second one that seem to be appealing to me more right now, but alas no recipe. 
It would be nice if you do..thanks in advance.

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/16/09 4:22 PM
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We went to Solly's for lunch today.  I got the seat at the end of the counter with a great view of the griddle.  I envisioned the usual Roadfood suspects occupying this seat and the ones next to it.  (Sorry for the cellphone photos, but they beat having nothing.)



Oops.  That wouldn't work.  I was within arm's reach of the pie selection.  Not safe with those guys.



Today's pie choices included apple-blueberry, Door County Cherry, pumpkin, and our choice, Cinnamon Caramel Apple.  We got the last piece.



A wonderful pie filling in an excellent crust.  The pie is as a good a reason to eat at Solly's as a Solly's butter burger.

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Sat, 10/17/09 12:05 AM
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oooohhhhh...I'll take a slice...and two diebetes pills!!!

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Sat, 10/17/09 10:29 AM
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The Tomato-Fresh Ricotta Pie recipe is something like this.



1 partially baked pie shell (Bobbi used a 10-1/2" tart pan)

Filling:
1 recipe of homemade ricotta (see below)
2 eggs
1/2 container of Brennan's Mozzarella & Basil Cheese Spread (you can use a different cheese spread or 1 cup of shredded cheese)

Mix the eggs and cheese spread into the hot ricotta to melt and evenly distribute.

Toppings:
1 chopped garden fresh heirloom tomato (Bobbi used a Brandywine)
1/2 pound bacon, cooked until crisp then crumpled
Homemade croutons (Bobbi cooked these in the bacon grease )
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Assembly & Baking:
Assemble ingredients in pie shell and bake in a 350 degree oven until warmed through, about 30 minutes.

That's how she did it.  I'm sure your variation will be fabulous, too.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

I quart whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 scant tsp coarse salt
2 TBSP white vinegar

Line a strainer with a double layer of dampened cheesecloth and set it over a large bowl.

Rinse a large saucepan with cold water (for easier cleanup).  Pour milk and cream into saucepan and add the salt. Bring to simmer over medium heat; a skin may form on the surface.  Continue to cook until you see bubbles all over the surface.

When the milk is simmering, turn off the heat and pour in the vinegar.  Leave it alone for about 1 minute, then stir slowly and gently.  The milk will start separating into curds and whey; you are looking for the whey to become clearish, which will take about 1 minute of gentle stirring.

Pour into strainer.  Lift the strainer out of the bowl and pour out the whey from the bowl.  Then set the strainer back in the bowl and let the cheese drain for 15 minutes. 

The ricotta is now ready to use or serve.
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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Sat, 10/17/09 10:29 AM
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Or as we call it here on Roadfood, Buffetbuster day!

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Sun, 10/18/09 8:13 AM
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JRPfeff


The Tomato-Fresh Ricotta Pie recipe is something like this.



1 partially baked pie shell (Bobbi used a 10-1/2" tart pan)

Filling:
1 recipe of homemade ricotta (see below)
2 eggs
1/2 container of Brennan's Mozzarella & Basil Cheese Spread (you can use a different cheese spread or 1 cup of shredded cheese)

Mix the eggs and cheese spread into the hot ricotta to melt and evenly distribute.

Toppings:
1 chopped garden fresh heirloom tomato (Bobbi used a Brandywine)
1/2 pound bacon, cooked until crisp then crumpled
Homemade croutons (Bobbi cooked these in the bacon grease )
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Assembly & Baking:
Assemble ingredients in pie shell and bake in a 350 degree oven until warmed through, about 30 minutes.

That's how she did it.  I'm sure your variation will be fabulous, too.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

I quart whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 scant tsp coarse salt
2 TBSP white vinegar

Line a strainer with a double layer of dampened cheesecloth and set it over a large bowl.

Rinse a large saucepan with cold water (for easier cleanup).  Pour milk and cream into saucepan and add the salt. Bring to simmer over medium heat; a skin may form on the surface.  Continue to cook until you see bubbles all over the surface.

When the milk is simmering, turn off the heat and pour in the vinegar.  Leave it alone for about 1 minute, then stir slowly and gently.  The milk will start separating into curds and whey; you are looking for the whey to become clearish, which will take about 1 minute of gentle stirring.

Pour into strainer.  Lift the strainer out of the bowl and pour out the whey from the bowl.  Then set the strainer back in the bowl and let the cheese drain for 15 minutes. 

The ricotta is now ready to use or serve.

Hey thanks....this is going to be fun to make.....and eat!!!!!

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/23/09 9:22 PM
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Cheating this week.  Pizza is pie, isn't it?



A look at the wood fired pizza oven at Pizzeria Piccola.  We started with their Flat Bread for an appetizer, pizza dough brushed with olive oil and sprinkled with rosemary and sea salt.



I had the Prosciutto and Mushroom Pizza and Bobbi had the Pancetta Pizza.  Unfortunately for her, they have dropped hard boiled eggs from their toppings - her favorite.



For dessert, we picked out some French pastries at Le Reve on the way back to the car. 



I think those little fruit tarts qualify as pie.



Stay tuned for more pie adventures.

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/23/09 9:28 PM

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Sun, 10/25/09 1:49 AM
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I bet Bobbi's tarts are better...

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Thu, 10/29/09 12:18 AM
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Having sampled several of Bobbi's delicious pies ( key lime!! ), I would tend to agree.

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/30/09 6:32 AM
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Looked better than it tasted:
http://eatingtheroad.word...-big-apple-restaurant/



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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/30/09 8:32 AM
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ETR - That does look really good.  Too bad it fell short on taste. 

And thanks for posting YOUR pie.  This wasn't meant to be a solo thread.

Jim

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/30/09 9:50 AM
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Pie ala Bob.


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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/30/09 10:22 AM
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Pastry leaves.


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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/30/09 11:16 AM
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"Pie ala Bob"? But where's the filling? ( key lime, key lime, please key lime!!! )

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/30/09 11:35 AM
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"alla Bob" - One picture at a time.

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/30/09 12:08 PM
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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/30/09 12:12 PM
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I'll have one of each please........lol


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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/30/09 2:51 PM
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JRPfeff that looks (and almost smells) amazing! What type of apples? A blend? Granny smith?

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/30/09 6:49 PM
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Jonamac apples were used in this pie.

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 10/30/09 8:23 PM
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Damn you! I want that right now.

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 11/6/09 5:15 PM
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Peanut Pie from Virginia Diner


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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 11/6/09 5:34 PM
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The Virginia Diner?  In Smithfield? 

We've eaten there.

Thanks for carrying the ball ETR, I didn't get a picture of last weekend's Caramel Pie.

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 11/6/09 7:17 PM
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Shame on you

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 11/13/09 8:30 AM
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Lemon Ice Box Pie from the Silver Skillet in Atlanta Georgia:


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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 11/13/09 9:47 AM
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Let me at it, a day's calories all in a few bites!!!!

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 11/13/09 10:20 AM
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That thing was heavenly....and if it's a day's calories then sell me the whole tin and I'll call it a week!

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Sat, 11/14/09 12:56 PM
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Why not, you only live once....and die once!

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 11/20/09 10:48 AM

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 11/20/09 3:42 PM
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This is cheating because the source isn't really a Roadfood place, but it's a pretty piece of pie from the Carnegie Museum Cafe:




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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Thu, 11/26/09 11:42 PM
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It's almost Friday so here is a pie.
 


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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Thu, 11/26/09 11:56 PM
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Good looking pie.  What kind is that?

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Thu, 11/26/09 11:56 PM
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Fruit of some kind???I give up, explain!!!

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 11/27/09 3:56 AM
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Apple-cranberry?

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 11/27/09 7:49 AM
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I think stricken_detective's guess sounds right. Here's mine for today, the best Pecan Pie from Mary Mac's in Atlanta, GA:



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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 11/27/09 9:05 AM
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Caramel pumpkin pie and maple butter pecan pie.

Amiee - We've got leftovers.  See you at Taylor's.

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 11/27/09 10:28 AM
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JRPfeff, those look delicious. I love that both have a tweak on the classic (caramel & maple). I've never had them like that, I bet they are amazing...and I would love to try it.

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 11/27/09 2:33 PM
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JRP, you & the Mrs spoil me!

ETR, I will take pics.

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 12/4/09 7:42 AM
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From Zack's Hamburgers in Charlotte, NC. Anyone else been there?
4009 South Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28209
Phone: (704) 525-1720
Yelp:http://www.yelp.com/biz/zacks-hamburgers-charlotte

Pecan Pie with my favorite condiment...soft serve vanilla ice cream

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Thu, 12/10/09 6:39 AM
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Apple crumble and fresh whipped cream from Creative Gardens in Bushmills, NI.

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Thu, 12/10/09 9:30 AM
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kirstine but...but...it's not Friday 

Now I've got to go eat a slice of pie  That looks fantastic!

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Thu, 12/10/09 11:44 AM
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EatingTheRoad


kirstine but...but...it's not Friday 

Now I've got to go eat a slice of pie  That looks fantastic!

Haha I know...I'm a day early! lol
 
Thought I'd post it today before I forgot all about it...

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 12/11/09 10:10 AM
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Tis the season for fruitcake...anyone tried a fruitcake pie?
http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Fruitcake-Pie




This recipe came from a friend who knows how much we love fruitcake. The pie has similar flavors, but it’s more manageable to make than a large batch of fruitcake. I usually serve it with whipped cream. It’s excellent with ice cream, too.


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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 12/11/09 10:30 AM
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looks very interesting...and rich!!!

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Fri, 12/11/09 11:06 PM
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Cherry-Berry Crumble Pie. 

I just had a slice and it was magnificent.
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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Sat, 12/12/09 8:00 AM
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Certainly looks magnificent! You just made the Friday cut off...I was getting worried..."someone get JRPfeff some pie, STAT!"    (a la mode?)

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Sun, 12/20/09 6:46 PM
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Two days late, so you get a pan of homemade caramels with your Banana Cream Pie.





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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Mon, 12/21/09 8:42 PM
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JRPfeff




Cherry-Berry Crumble Pie. 

I just had a slice and it was magnificent.


No, I do believe the direct quote from my mother was "Oh. My. Gahhhh. Freaking Amazing!!!"
 
We both loved it.

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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Tue, 12/29/09 11:49 PM
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What the ...?



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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Wed, 12/30/09 10:08 AM
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We have two and a half pies left.  Any members of the Contingent with a hankering for old fashioned homemade Mincemeat Pie should phone or PM me to arrange a drop-off.


 



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Re:Friday is Pie-Day - Sun, 03/14/10 12:49 PM
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Happy Pi Day everyone!  Today, March 14th is the official day to celebrate the number pi and all things related to it, including pies from rhubarb to pizza.  According to Wikipedia it started in 1988 by a bunch of museum staff with too much time on their hands.

The really scary part is that there is also a Pi Approximation Day that is celebrated on July 7th, since pi is also calculated as 22/7ths.

In any case, a good excuse to go eat some pie today!