CurvyMama Pies is delighted to announce the debut of her Pie-of-the-Month Club! I hope you are excited at the prospect of getting a pie with the turn of each calendar page, another chance to see how the changing seasons produce new surprises tucked inside a flaky crust. We think it’s a great idea, and we hope you do, too!
I didn’t exactly have the idea; it had me. A particularly pie-crazy neighbor put it bluntly the other day: “We want you to make us a pie every month,” he said, adding, with a generous wave of his hand, “Whatever is in season. It’s up to you.”
Wow. What an assignment! My mind was already churning with visions of how the summer’s stone fruits would give way to apples, pears, nuts, custards and creams. How I could play with lovely fall and winter flavors… a whimsical sprinkling of dried cranberries, perhaps? A drizzling of Frangelico? Oooh. “Fabulous!” I said. “You guys are my charter members of the CurvyMama Pie-of-the-Month Club!”
Then another neighbor asked me for the exact same thing, less than 48 hours later. “We were thinking,” this neighbor-friend said, “that we should just have a standing order for a pie every month.” Damn. Talk about the stars aligning.
Clearly, this is an idea whose time has come. My fellow Washington D.C., pie baker and blogger Emily Hilliard, who posted a particularly fetching photo of a caramelized fig & pistachio tart the other day, reports that her “pie CSA” is almost sold out. So my friends aren’t the only ones who crave a reliable supply of pie, on a scheduled basis. This is something to rejoice about.
To sign up for the CurvyMama Pies Pie-of-the-Month Club, click here. We will set up a monthly pickup time, and maybe even deliver if you need us to.