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28 Feb, 2009

This is what I did for most of Friday

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Ottawa|Photography|Recipes and Food

Karen's key lime pie

This fresh, delicious, melt-in-your-mouth slice of Key Lime goodness can be yours!* Karen from Sugarplum Fairy is the home-baking master. I had the good fortune of taking a second round of baking photos for Karen but this time the focus was on pies and squares. (Remember last time?)

Here’s her list of offerings. I spent most of yesterday shooting (and, um, SORT OF SAMPLING**) most of the items below. (And I am still processing photos!)

  • Lemon Puff Pie
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Chocolate Walnut Pie
  • Frozen Peanut Butter Pie
  • Butter Tarts
  • Russian Mennonite Paska (Easter bread)
  • birthday or holiday cupcakes
  • Easter sugar cookie cutout kit (everything your child needs to decorate some Easter cookies – cookies, icing and sprinkles)
And new squares including:
  • Old Fashioned Lemon Squares
  • Nanaimo Bars
  • Seafoam Chews
  • Hello Dollies
  • Pineapple Squares
  • Double Brownies

She’s updating the Sugarplum site this weekend. There’ll be more info there soon if you’re interested.

My question for you: is it wrong to have pie for breakfast? :)


* Sorry out-of-towners, this is for Ottawa residents only!

** By “sampling” I mean eating crumbs and licking the forks. I did not eat six squares and six slices of pie yesterday. I sweartogod.

14 Responses to "This is what I did for most of Friday"

1 | porter

February 28th, 2009 at 2:27 pm


No way Jose! Pie for breakie is perfectly fine especially when it’s for work ;)

2 | Jennifer

February 28th, 2009 at 2:30 pm


No, it’s not wrong & OMG I have to get some of that pie!! (And probably butter tarts too)

3 | Mom on the Go

February 28th, 2009 at 2:39 pm


Pie for breakfast is a-okay, especially if it’s a fruit pie like Key Lime. We usually make pies in the evening before a holiday and so can’t sample them until the next morning. It’s become a tradition.

4 | Karen

February 28th, 2009 at 4:22 pm


pie for breakfast-we all wish we could be so lucky-mmmmm

5 | Shan

February 28th, 2009 at 4:51 pm


Looks like one delicious pie. Can’t wait to see the pictures of the rest of them. Still jealous you get to spend time with Karen. I hope to one day!

6 | Chantal

February 28th, 2009 at 5:24 pm


Pie for breakfast? What else is there? LOL. I am French Canadian we eat cake or pie for breakfast any old time.

7 | LO

February 28th, 2009 at 6:36 pm


There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with eating pie for breakfast. Sweet pie or pizza pie! chocolate cake falls into this same category!

8 | raino

February 28th, 2009 at 8:52 pm


well, i don’t see any problem with pie for breakfast. for gods sake theres two types of fruit, lime and key lime! yummy. now i need one of them….

9 | Andrea

March 1st, 2009 at 9:17 am


Pie for breakfast is good luck, dontchaknow??

I did a bunch of baking Friday afternoon and so Saturday morning, I thought nothing of grabbing a couple oatmeal raisin cookies to have with my coffee. I added flax meal and wheat germ to them – so along with the whole oats and raisins, they’re a nice high-fiber way to start the day. I can think of worse things to eat for breakfast . . . but if I’d had pie sitting here, I definitely would have chosen that instead. Hands down, no hesitation.

I can’t wait to see the pictures!!

10 | Javamom

March 1st, 2009 at 12:15 pm


Women who eat like this are pregnant.

11 | andrea

March 1st, 2009 at 1:49 pm


Eeep! Not me!

12 | Loukia

March 2nd, 2009 at 12:39 pm


Can you please post your recipe for your oatmeal raisin cookies?

13 | BeachMama

March 2nd, 2009 at 6:12 pm


Fantastic photos, makes me want some pie or butter tarts, or Easter bread or….

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