January 07, 2012

It's the little things that make me happy...

Loose Leaf Tea and a Tea Ball... this is such a great little treat for me!

and Earl Grey Tea at that... Mmmmmmmm...

Got a new pair of pie birds for Christmas.  This means there will be a pie in my near future.  

What is a pie bird you ask?

It is a little hollow ceramic bird that is placed in the center of your pie as it bakes to release steam.  This provides a "drier" pie... Fruit pies, especially, tend to be a little too runny from the steam and juices that build up during baking.  Releasing the steam helps it to be more solid in it's structure once cooled and sliced.

These are "old time" devices and are a collector's item for some people.  I hope to collect more myself.  ;)


  1. Thanks for teaching me something new today. I had never heard of a pie bird before.

  2. I had heard about the pie bird but your explanation makes it understood. Thank you.

    Happy New Year.



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