Saturday, September 01, 2007



Yes, Pie. I'm sorry, it's been a while since I last wrote and my internal editor isn't quite up to speed. I'll apologise in advance for any other dubious puns in the weeks ahead.
FINALLY, I've managed to get a broadband connection in my new house and I can return to this rather dusty looking blog and do something useful as opposed to unpacking boxes and saying "Where the hell did this come from" every time I take anything out.
This is actually Kid Pie. As in cooked by a kid, namely my nephew, not made of kid, as in the child or baby goat. Yes, this chicken and leek pie was cooked by a twelve year old hoodie who likes playing football, typing indecipherable text messages and playing video games. If the more hysterical elements of the British Press were to see him with a rolling pin, I have no doubt they'd slap an ASBO on him and demand that national service be brought back to teach him some manners. Yes, a pretty much normal twelve year old with an penchant for football shirts and being cheeky.
It was an excellent pie, it truly was, I couldn't fault it. I'm not saying that in the "food cooked by kids" I couldn't fault it, where you take a bite and expect to find play doh, hair and small action figures embedded within, all the while saying "Mmmmm, delicious!" and hoping not to gag. This was excellent. Deeply savoury, comforting with a light crisp pasty. A delight for a knackered uncle who never wants to see another packing box in his life.


cookiecrumb said...

Can I borrow him?

Happy new home.

Dagny said...

I loved the pun.

Catherine said...

Sounds just like my 12 year old nephew except the pie cooking bit!

Emilie said...

That's crazy! I don't know any 12 year old who could make something like that. Maybe he should be a chef???

hiltonheadpopcorn said...

12 Years old, huh? Well looks like he is well on his way!

Hilton Head Popcorn Co.

Robyn Vickers said...

I'm so glad you're back, jamfaced *wipes a happy tear from her eye*
You've become one of my favourite comfort blogs, and nothing has been right with the world since you went away. Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating just a wee bit, but nevertheless: yay!

Scott at Real Epicurean said...

Haha, I'd love something like this! I haven't had a pie in a long time. A local pub does a great steak and ale pie with home made chips and a nice pint of real ale...Mmmmnnn!