It’s the Berries

We leave tomorrow, and I’m still choosing which aprons and cloth goods to showcase in the display at the American Sewing Guild’s 2009 gathering. Deciding on a display of hotpads, whether to show just gingham or floral aprons or mix ’em up like a wildflower bouquet… and then there are the berries. I hadn’t realized how many aprons and cloths in my collection are berry themed – certainly enough for a section all to themselves.

July is national blueberry month, and despite the heat, I heat up the kitchen baking with my favorite berry. My easy muffin recipe is in The Kitchen Linens Book and the latest issue of Cooking with Paula Deen (professionally food styled, with melting butter!).

In celebration of my appearance in PD’s July/August mag, #3 of two months of Sunday giveaways is a copy of Humble Pie by Anne Dimock. There are a lot of pie books out there, but Anne’s is special. To enter the giveaways, you just need to sign up for the Apron Memories newsletter.

I photographed the book atop my best pie pan, a huge tin affair I picked up at a second hand store in the early days of marriage. It’s baked a lot of cherry pies (his favorite) and peach pies (my favorite), and of course, blueberry pies in July.

Warm pie a la mode is heaven. But pie for breakfast – is there a better way to start the day?
Tie One On…an apron, of course!