Where does the time go? This year it’s going to be a real caper to see how we pull it off, as we have WAY TOO MANY projects going on, but these are the things that keep life exciting! Last year you may or may not have been aware but there was a major concern and a big countdown to see if Shane would even make it home from a long trip in time for the start of the festivities! (He made it home at 9 pm on Halloween!)
This year, it’s VANILLA that has our concentration as we (Triple XXX Vanilla) have signed up to do ‘America’s Largest Christmas Bazaar’ (http://expochristmasbazaar.com/) in Portland, we are in over our heads with production right now – and up until the moment I begin to roll out pie crusts we will be bottling, stamping and bagging!
On that note, this years Nine Days of Pie is brought to you by Triple XXX Vanilla (http://www.worldsgreatestvanilla.com/). If you get a chance please take a look over at the Vanilla website to see if anything might strike your fancy. We just published a great informational newspaper about vanilla called The Vanilla Times, and we are launching our BEAVER RIOT campaign with the North Coast Land Conservancy who is doing really good work for beaver habitat restoration.
Never fret, no matter how busy I am, I always have time for pie recipes, and I have been collecting them all year. Look for few to zero repeats of previous pies from years past. It’s all new, and believe me when I say I am ready to roll! I am trying to start a bit earlier this year, so on the weekends folks can come by around 5 pm, and on weeknights I am shooting for 6pm. We will see how that goes.
As always daily blogs and recipes will be posted here. If you can’t make it to Astoria, feel free to make pies and share your own pie adventures with us, you can email or post on the Shane & Amy Bugbee Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/shaneandamy?ref=bookmarks) too.