Friday, January 21, 2011

Pie Dreams

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. 
~ Mark Twain
I remember it like it was yesterday. The moment I knew I was destined to be a baker. My Easy Bake oven sat humbly on my grandmother's kitchen floor. She, my teacher and mentor of all things in the kitchen, was baking a cake for my Father's birthday. So was I, just on a smaller scale. I stood next to her and slowly, carefully mixed my cake batter, watching her with an eager eye. I slid the cake gently in the "oven" and stared through the tiny window, watching in awe as the heat from the light bulb magically baked my cake. 

Sometime in my adult life, I began to try my hand at pie baking. I was determined to create the perfect pie crust, and to create pies that would make anyone's day better.  I love everything about pie. From rolling the crust to concocting simple but delicious fillings.  Even one of my favorite movies, "The Waitress," is a favorite because it involved pie. 

So I guess you say I'm over the moon to be the the new "Pastry Chef" (humbly self taught) at a quaint location in the Hill Country of Texas. I am bursting with excitement, have my baking shoes on and am ready to roll. I hope to have time to chronicle my journey for you stay tuned!


Honorary Indian said...

This is such exciting news!!!! Yea for you...and for following your dreams! xo

Tracy said...

Wow_I hope everything goes just as you want it to. That's exciting. Who knows-maybe we will see you on the next season of "The Next Great Baker" ;) You never know.

wanda said...

Nicole, I am so proud of you!!
What flavor pies will you be selling? One of these days
I want to sample some of your delicious pies.
When you have a chance, check your e-mail for a message I sent yesterday. Thanks!
Love to you all.

Stephanie said...

How fun! Congratulations!

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