Monday, 20 June 2011

Phew.....back at last

It's been ages, and a very busy couple of months for Hilary and I, but it's been a productive silence- Hilary exhibited her beautiful new collection and old favourites at Pulse in London last week (read more here..) and I've been preparing my pitch for Starter for 6, making wedding cakes and getting ready to move house. Lots of fun but chaotic here's some pictures......

Paper work!

Sample wedding cake and sugar skulls below..

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Monday, 28 March 2011

Pie Results!

Having way too much fun on pie chart generators- like this one. Is this worrying, I think that my favourite type of maths is that one that involves pies....
More (edible) results to follow......

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Hello Newcastle!

Sorry it's taken so long to update from the Maker Faire. We had a brilliant time, yet again and met some brilliant makers. Thanks to everyone who took part in the workshops, we had everyone from kids, students, mums and dads and fellow makers all taking part to make their mini pies oven mitts and embossed pie lids (inspired by Victorian pie molds).

Here are some picture from the weekend.

Monday, 14 March 2011

Thank you to the fantastic pie makers

Three cheers for everyone at Maker Faire, O'Reilly, Centre for Life and all you pie makers who took part for turning D.I.Y Pie 2 into a real success. Hilary and I both had a fantastic time and it was great too see so much enthusiasm for painted pie crusts and pies-on-sticks. A really big thank you to our fantastic science fair helpers, we couldn't of done it with out you.

More pictures and pie chart results to follow!

Friday, 11 March 2011

Pies on the go....

...To Newcastle Science Festival. Just about to Load up the car and make our way from Edinburgh to Newcastle, this year we've got 2 ovens, a sewing machine, loads of signs, a ton of pastry and we can't wait to get making. Hope to see you there.

We don't just eat pies, for yesterdays breakfast we had pancake-cake- delicious.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Pie Book 2

Just had these babies printed and getting very excited about next weekend now.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Readable treats

The man is a genius, can't wait to get stuck into this.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Food market in Lyon

Just got back from an excellent mini holiday in France, lots of eating, drinking, walking, talking and merrymaking- this food market on Sunday in Lyon on the banks of the river Soane was a real high light.

Not quite sure where, but I think these are going there......

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Pie club - the first sitting

Last night was an epic night of cooking, eating, drinking and laughing. I hosted the first DIY pie club of 2011 (and first ever DIY pie club) and I'm feeling super pie enthusiastic and keen to keep the pie making up.

Pie course 1- Homity Pie from the cranks cook book, with a peanut butter base.

Pie course 2 - Caramelised garlic tart, recipe from Ottolengi. Absolutely delicious!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

D.I.Y. Pie II at Maker Faire Newcastle 2011

I'm so happy we have been invited back to the Maker Faire this year. We have more pie-themed activities in the pipe line and we're just about to start putting the second D.I.Y. Pie zine together and compiling our favourite pie receipes, how-to projects and pie related quotes and poetry. The Maker Faire has been going since 2009 and is part of the Newcastle Science Festival which is held every year. There is always an amazing program of science-based ar exhibitions, events and talk for adults and children and is well worth a visit. After taking part last year we had a brief chance to meet with the other makers, including a robot inventor and there are a few makers we're really looking forward to see again.

I'l leave you witha very fitting a pie-related quote from everyone's favourite science hero:

"In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."
Carl Sagan

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Newcastle Science Festival 2011

The new website is up and running for Newcastle science festival, where Hilary and I are delighted to have been asked back to Maker Faire to present DIY PIE 2 -the return of the pie..... (or something like that).
Hope that some of you will be able to make it along on the 12th & 13th of March. It's sure to be a real cracker.

Mugs and Macaron

Peanut sea salt and caramel macaron made for Eona's birthday, delicious. Recipe courtesy of ottolenghi's first cook book.

Thursday, 13 January 2011