Friday, July 25, 2008

Pensieve Pies

Pensieve Pies

The combination of rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, and vanilla transports me back in time to my mother's kitchen, to a pie cooked in her mother's old pie tin, from her mother's recipe.

The very slight joining together of my grandson's toes, just barely sort-of, almost but not quite webbed, like his mama's and her mama's and my ma's as he stands on tiptoe to watch the pie cooling.

The chocolate, peanut butter and cream cheese flavors of "the pie" which I cooked from a recipe so that my child could share with her child the recipes of her other grandmother and their traditions.

The metallic clang of a pie tin hitting the floor and the slurping of a very large dog tongue separating pie filling from the shell.

The soft white fur of the slobbery, white beast tickling the back of my hand as I grasp the dog's collar to shove her arse out the front door.


Robin said...

Oh, my, WORD, Sandy! After all that work, after the musings and sentiment and delight in putting together a prized treat for your family, THE FURRY BEAST GETS IT???

Too, too funny! You've quite poetically painted a vivid scene here, I think you needed to tell this story like you have--with a lot of color and descriptors!

Thanks for joining's ALWAYS good to see you!


Debs said...

I love it! :)

Peculiar said...

Sandy, this was so good. I was right in the story; all of my senses were awakened. You did a vividly great job. Glad I stopped by.

Pamela said...

I'm with Robin.. that was kick-arse!!!
hee hee.

Karmyn R said...

I loved this one Sandy - almost more of a story than a poem. I felt like I was there with you.

bichonpawz said...

Yep, I got the picture in my head!!! Furry head and all!! Great story!

jeanie said...

I loved this Pensieve - very playful yet painting a mural of time and taste and heritage.

jeanie said...

I loved this Pensieve - very playful yet painting a mural of time and taste and heritage.

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