Lilacs and Pie

I’ve been sewing a lilac coloured dress, in the peasant style, originally intended for Katya.

Upon trying it on her, we discovered that it’s too small.  It’s those long, bony arms. >sigh<    It’ll probably end up for sale.

Usually I am very fond of lilacs, but this year they smell much too saccharine.  I feel rather miffed at this surprising turn. Why must one of my favorite spring flowers suddenly be emitting an aroma reminiscent of cheap eau de toilette? 

At least they *look* nice. Even if I won’t be putting any near my face.  Maybe their scent will improve as the season wears on.  One can hope.

I’ve made a pie for supper. I’m not a great pie baker. I don’t like most fillings–they run and ooze, and are much, much too sweet. And my crusts–not so good.  But after being inspired by pictures in a magazine (Good Housekeeping in Baltimore, I believe?) I have decided to give pie-making another try.

A Pulled Pork with Mashed Potatoes and Peas Pie.

We were getting tired of pulled pork sandwiches, you see.

I’m trying a new dough recipe.  Without having completely tested the recipe, (haven’t eaten the pie yet)  I will say that the dough did handle very, very well, esp. considering that spelt is sticker than durum wheat.

And now, for your delectation:  Spring!

(Update: The pie came out very well! We all enjoyed it. The crust was excellent. But than, what would you expect from a recipe titled “Never, Never Fail”?)

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3 thoughts on “Lilacs and Pie

  1. Intriguing title, Charity! I can think of few combinations more compelling than lilacs and pie – two of my favorites! (Especially with the oozing fillings! Slurp!) Too bad the dress is too small. :-( Katya’s growing so fast I’m sure it’s hard to keep up! The fabric is darling and I’m sure some lucky little girl will love it very much.

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  2. Also, do you have a use for king-sized pillowcases? We have a king-sized bed but use standard pillows. If you can think of something you’d like to do with them I will gladly send them to you.

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