Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Pie


A pie is a baked dish with pastry on the top and bottom (just on the bottom is a tart, just on the top is a gastro pub cheat). Easy as pie means very easy (so why can't those over-priced pubs get it right?). A pie chart is a representative circle divided into sections.

Pie in the sky* is unrealistic expectations or promises (possibly made when pie-eyed which means drunk) A pie can also be a piebald (black and white) animal or bird, a chaotic mess of printers' type or a former currency unit in India.

*Not to be confused with pie in Skye which is a picnic on a Scottish island.

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  1. The pies I object to are the ones where the constituent parts are cooked separately, so the pastry is added afterwards as a detachable lid. This is cheating, and you don't get the nice gravy-sodden underside of the pastry.

    I thought the pun was rather good, and I don't believe it took you that long to think it up!

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    1. Yep, those are the ones which annoy me, Frances. Either make a pie, or call it something else!

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  2. The first time my husband tried a 'real' pie, his face contorted in a way I'd never seen before. Being German, he had never even contemplated the concept of a short crust pastry case filled with something meaty and savoury: the actual taste and texture of it was completely alien to him. So, I have to wait for my Brit visitors to pop over before I spend the time making pie. I hate to think what my hubby's face would look like if I made a steak and kidney pudding - :):)

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    1. German's don't eat pies, Nicola? Maybe they're more of a British thing than I thought?

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  3. Pied Wagtail: a British songbird that lurks about watering holes waiting for gastro-pub pie rejects. I didn't know that a pie can refer to a mess of printers' type - thanks for that.

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    1. I like Pied Wagtails, Christine - or Wagtail Pipers as my husband once accidentally called them. We use that name all the time now.

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    1. I can recommend it, Alex. Obviously you'd need pies, square sausage, locally brewed beer ...

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  5. Lovely photo, and piebald horse is my fave description of pie.

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    1. That's because you want one down by the canal in Hats, Suzy!

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  6. I think you've covered all the pies here Patsy.

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    1. I think so, Maggie - but I could have missed on. It happens.

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  7. Ah, pies! My father used to eat pastry, usually in the form of a fruit pie almost every day, but I don't allow myself to eat pies anymore. Too fattening, I believe.

    Loved your tart chart!

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    1. I think I prefer pasties, Charlie - but they're no better for the waistline.

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  8. Great photo and now I am hungry - think I need pie.

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    1. You do, Neil - a nice big wedge of the stuff.

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  9. I hope the thinking section of your pie was accompanied by tea and chocolate cake?

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  10. Piiiiiiieeeee.... O_O

    I'm on a diet that doesn't allow pastry. *sniffle sniffle*

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    1. Oh no, Misha - sorry I mentioned them now. Can I interest you in a lovely tasty lettuce leaf?

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  11. I was hoping for an actual picture of a pie! :D

    There's actually boxed rolls of short-crust pastry in my fridge at the moment, waiting for the apples...

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    1. I couldn't photograph the pie, Crol. Someone ate it (I had help)

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