Posts in the category: Pies

Fresh Blueberry Crumble

Fresh Blueberry Crumble Recipe // Dula Notes

I can’t help myself from buying the largest container of blueberries available right now. One of the exciting things about eating seasonally is that I get really pumped about each fruit and vegetable when it hits its peak. Our Whole Foods carries Michigan blueberries from my hometown and I feel compelled to stock up. I could easily stir them into my yogurt every morning and eat a handful here or there, but when I’m equally in love with peaches, tomatoes and the rest of summer’s produce, I find myself with a surplus of the blue gems. For me, the next… Continue reading

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Pie and Strawberry Picking

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Pie Recipe // Dula N

My soon-to-be sister-in-law, Meg, asked me if I wanted to go strawberry picking on Saturday and I quickly said yes. Westview Orchards isn’t far from my house, so we had a short drive to the farm. We picked up our wax-coated cardboard boxes and were given a ride to the strawberry field. It was hot that morning, but we had fun chatting while searching for bright red berries. An hour or so later, we had a good amount of berries to weigh in. The guy that drove us back from the strawberry field told us that the early spring this year… Continue reading

Banana Coconut Cream Pie

Banana Coconut Cream Pie Recipe // Dula Notes

How was your weekend? I hope it was super nice. Our weekend was fantastic. We spent the long weekend at Purdue University in Indiana and watched two friends get hitched. My heart was so full of joy for the happy couple and we loved that many of our good friends were all in one place to celebrate. We took Friday off to spend with my Dad for his birthday because we knew once we started traveling, everything would be a whirlwind of fun times. I made pie. I have wanted to make this pie since I first received my pre-ordered Joy… Continue reading

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie with Lentils + Sweet Potato

When I posted a recipe for Hearty Vegan Chili two weeks ago, I had a couple of readers ask me the secret to getting my husband to eat vegetarian meals. The sad truth is that I have no secret and it can be a struggle for me, too. I think most of us are taught when we’re kids that a meal isn’t a meal without some sort of meat. Some people won’t consider eating a casserole because the protein, vegetable and starch are all mixed together. Forget passing off a salad as a meal to my Dad. We all have… Continue reading

Creamy Peanut Butter Pie For Mikey

It’s hard to find the right words when something tragic and unexpected happens. Many food bloggers know, but you all may not know that food blogger, Jennifer Perillo, quite suddenly lost her husband when he suffered a heart attack last weekend. They have two little girls. The news has not left me. I’ve never met Jennie, but I can’t help but think of this young mom losing her husband in a flash. This kind of sudden news can make you question everything you were comfortable with in your own life. Jennie has asked us to make Mikey’s favorite pie, this… Continue reading

Sweet Cherry Galette

Currently, Michigan is riding a heat wave. The forecast for Thursday is 99 degrees and we do not have air conditioning. Summers have been pleasant the last 3 years that we’ve spent in our home, but this summer has been tougher. I don’t say this for sympathy, because I know some people wish it were warmer and some people are warmer than us. In fact, I kind of like that we don’t have it. Not so much during a week like this, but in a crazy way I feel like a pioneer. We’re old-school, toughing it out like people had… Continue reading

Steak, Stout and Cheddar Pie with Puff Pastry

One Sunday afternoon Jamie Oliver appears on the television and we settle in for the pastry specail. He makes a butter crust and divides the dough in half and makes a gingery fruit pie with one half and a savory quiche with the other. Obviously, he now has our full attention. Jamie then starts a long-cooked meat stew and puts the thick brown mixture into a puff pastry crust. While he’s making the pie I tell myself that I could put the mixture over rice or noodles and that I don’t have to go head-first into puff pastry right now.… Continue reading

Peach and Blackberry Galette

I had never made a galette, but wanted to for a long, long time. I received Martha Stewart’s Cooking School two years ago for Christmas and flipped through the recipes and techniques, reading every word. This galette caught my eye and I put a little orange post-it on the page for later. Martha’s galette was filled with ripe plums and as soon as they’re in season, I’m all over that one. Jump ahead to June 2010 and me picking up some sweet blackberries from Trader Joe’s and peaches were on sale. Peach and blackberry have been a winning combo for… Continue reading