Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

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I have a very serious question for you – Is there anything more perfect in this world than a classic golden crust fruit pie? …

Is the answer to this question as obvious to you as it is to me? I mean honestly I don’t think I can think of anything that is more scrumptious than a ooey, gooey, sweet & tart pie filling that has been baked to absolute perfection encased by a thick, flaky, buttery, golden brown crust – seriously… I got nothing. Especially when you eat your slice of pie with a hearty scoop of vanilla ice cream…. I mean you just can’t get any more perfect than that…. you just can’t.

For heavens sake, even before I put this pie in the oven, it was a thing of beauty and before it was baked to ooey gooey fruity, flaky, buttery perfection, I just had to snap a shot. Once I had assembled the lattice top, I was about ready to just dive in and eat the raw pie dough and fruit filling right then and there – no baking required. I don’t know about you, but I am not at all opposed to eating raw pie dough – is that gross of me? Maybe, but I don’t care. Raw pie dough is delicious and if you don’t believe me, I insist you give it a try – I won’t judge you. Remember,  there will never been any food related judgement on this site 😀

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Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie!

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Good Morning everybody!

Alright my fellow Vancourverites, let’s just ignore the fact that it is the most gloomy Monday of all time here in Vancouver today, and try to focus on the positive! Contrary to the fact that it is pouring down rain and utterly miserable outside today, for the most part I think we have to admit that Spring has definitely arrived here in Vancouver! I mean let’s face it, our trees have leaves on them, our cherry blossom trees have been blooming like mad, grass is getting green, and it’s gotten to the point where you can actually step outside and be greeted by that amazingly fresh, floral scent that I can only describe as the amazing scent of Spring. All things considered it has been wonderful so far this Spring, so I will try my best to ignore this very rainy and depressing day… and I will hope that the weather forecast for the remainder of the week brightens up to include at least a little sunshine! Pleassseeeeeeeeee!!! 

Anyways, with summer just around the corner (sort of) I seem to have one thing, and one thing only on my mind – baking with lemons! Ahhh yes – it is that time of year when the sun comes out, the weather starts to get warmer and I start to experience intense cravings for the sweet and tangy delights of all things lemon infused! There is just something so fresh and crisp about lemon desserts that make for a perfect finish to those simple and light spring / summer meals, wouldn’t you agree?

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