|ATTENTION STONE-FRUIT FANS: Apricots from Frog Hollow Farm are here and (thanks to the fact that Deputy Babe Cassidy is now Best Friends with Farmer Al™) we snagged a whole bunch of them to make into fan-favorite Apricot Blackberry Lattice pies this week! Blackberry Rhubarb Crumble and Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble are also available for all you rhubarb lovers out there – don’t forget to pre-order to lock in your pie of choice!
Apple season is winding down but we still have a few weeks left of Classic Apple and Sour Cream Apple Crumble pies, so fill up while you can!
In other news, Mother’s Day (i.e., the most important of days) is coming up, so if you want to ship your mama a pie cross-country, please get your order in by this Monday (May 2nd) so that we can get it to her in time for the big day!
<— strawberry tarts being made! This weekend, CUESA’s Annual Goat Festival is back with (you guessed it) MORE GOATS!!! That’s right, nature’s most adorable lawnmowers will be on-site this Saturday at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market ready to frolic with and/or eat the shoelaces of like a million of their biggest fans! There will also be goat cheese on all of the menus, including ours – goat cheese tartlets with strawberries and honey or with asparagus, spring onions and herbs will be on offer. This tends to be a very busy weekend so pre-order if you are interested, and consider home delivery if you are wary of big crowds! Meanwhile, check out this awesome (and very quick) video of anna making a strawberries+honey goat cheese tartlet! xoxo, The Babes
NERD ALERT: Today is Pi Day, and if you need proof before you’re willing to accept how much people here in SF love math holidays, consider this: We have already sold more than twice the number of pies we sold our first Thanksgiving! That’s CRAZY, considering that 100% of Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, and of those people, pretty much 100% of them want to eat pie. By contrast, a lot fewer than 100% of people are nerds. It’s simple math, people!
In any case, we worked through the weekend to make sure we’d be well-stocked so order up! To make sure you’ll have pie by lunch time, get your order in by 11am. Thanks!
Happy Week-After-Valentine’s-Day, pie fans! For those of you who (YET AGAIN) got nothing or next-to-nothing (ahem: what’s up with the continued gifting of non-pies, people? NOT COOL.) for Valentine’s Day, we have an amazing idea: Why don’t you buy *yourself* a slice of pie this weekend? Or maybe even a whole pie??
If you think this is as great an idea as we do, you are in luck!!! Because this weekend, we have a LOT of hard to find pies on the menu! Chocolate Peanut Butter! Lemon Cream! Banana Cream! Chocolate Cream! It’s as if a regular customer is getting married or something! Oh wait, one is!! (Which is the only reason so many awesome pies are on the menu at once. Order up, or forever hold your peace.)
This week’s menu:
Blood Orange Walnut Frangipane Tarts (not available at the market)
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Sour Cream Apple Crumble
Pear Lemon Almond Streusel
Salty Honey Walnut
Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan*
It’s our favorite blog posting time of the whole year because (YES, YOU GUESSED IT!) Valentine’s Day is nearly here! So many chances to engage in self-deprecating comedy! Each year we take this opportunity to revel in our singledom and/or shame our significant other(s), yet again, for inadequate gifting (STILL WAITING ON THAT BOX OF DIAMONDS, gentlemen… or even a box of chocolate diamonds, or maybe even just a diamond-shaped box. As the years have worn on we’ve become more flexible. You may think this is a sign that our standards have declined, but we would like to point out that a sturdy diamond-shaped-box is not easy to find, just like a box of real diamonds is not easy to find. So either way, at least he or she is putting in the effort, amiright???)
We trust that all of you (or at least *most* of you) are not going to get a box of diamonds this year, so we’re offering something almost as good: a pie of your choice, delivered to your sweetheart this weekend, with a burlap-wrapped bouquet from everyone’s favorite flower business, Farmgirl Flowers! Order in advance or be left with nothing for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day (NOT COOL, Boo!) – Don’t be that guy/gal this year, friends!
Are you sick of Superbowl 50 yet? No?? Like, the Superbowl isn’t until this weekend, so how could you possibly be sick of it? Well, if that’s the case, you OBVIOUSLY don’t live in San Francisco, because all people can do around here is complain! (Present company INCLUDED – you have NO IDEA how long it took us to get back to the kitchen from the market last weekend. SO LONG!) Anyway, to brighten the week of all you jaded SF residents, we’ve decided to have a SUPERBOWL PIE FACEOFF!
No, it’s not pies served in bowls (BORING), it’s two entirely new pies this Friday and Saturday (That’s right! They’ve never been made before!)
In honor of the Denver Broncos we’ve decided to make Orange Blueberry Key Lime Pie. It’s like Key Lime pie with made with freshly squeezed orange juice and studded with the last of our secret stash of blueberries from Hidden Star Orchard! It’s topped with whipped cream, just like Key Lime! (This pie just barely beat out “Pey-can Manning” Pecan Pie)
Exciting news, pie fans! For the next few weeks we’ll have Blood Orange Walnut Frangipane Tarts (previously available only on Saturdays) available all week long! They are the perfect single-serve breakfast treat, and we hope you will enjoy them!
It’s been a bit crazy with Superbowl madness downtown, so be sure to pre-order, and consider opting for delivery to miss the downtown traffic. Tune in next week, for Superbowl-themed pies it’s taken us WEEKS to develop! This is mostly because we have very little baseline football knowledge. Pecan Manning Pie? Cam (Fig?) Newton Pie? FUN FACT: Peyton Manning’s actual nickname is apparently Peytie Pie!
In search of inspiration, we tweeted at Peyton Manning, Cam Newton, The Broncos AND The Panthers to inquire about favorite pies. We are still waiting for a response.
In any case, check back next week to find out what’s on our SUPERBOWL PIE FACEOFF MENU!
xoxo, The Babes
PI DAY is almost here, everybody! This year, March 14th falls on a Saturday, so we’ll be starting the party early with pie delivery and pickup on Friday, March 13th!
We assume that by this time you are already familiar with Pi (past newsletters have been devoted to explaining the principles of geometry, praising geometry’s utility in modern life, and even learning about Archimedes – the greatest mathematician of classical antiquity) and also with Pie (obviously) BUT until recently, even we were completely in the dark about the origins of Pi Day.
And guess what? Thanks to the internet we learned that there’s a guy right here in San Francisco who came up with the whole thing in the 80’s! His name is Larry, his hair, beard, and shirt collection are AWESOME and somehow we have not yet met him – even though he obviously loves pie! Larry, where are you and how have you not yet come out of the woodwork? WE WANT ANSWERS!
If any of you readers out there know Larry, please send him our way for a free slice of pie this Saturday at the Ferry Plaza. As for the rest of you, reserve in advance if you have your heart set on something as always!
xoxo, The Babes
You heard right, ladies and gents, it’s Goat Fest this weekend – the most popular of CUESA’s Seasonal Celebration. Why? BECAUSE YOU CAN PET ADORABLE BABY GOATS!!! And also eat them at 4505 Meats. Rough chuckles.
We’ll have some special pies available only at the Ferry Plaza this Saturday in honor of our furry friends (Hark! it’s the return of savory pies!) On the menu: Savory goat cheese with green garlic and asparagus and sweet goat cheese with honey. More details on goat fest are here.
Hi all! We’ve recently had a surge in requests for our recipes. We don’t give out our recipes willy nilly (we’ve gotta save SOMETHING for our Once-and-Future-Cookbook!) but we DO occasionally publish recipes in various places online and in print. So over the next few weeks we’ll link back to recipes of the past so you’ll have a chance to check them out if you haven’t before! First up – for those of you who didn’t see it, we published this article in Serious Eats last fall on making adorable mini pies! Follow along and you can be the hero of your office this Friday (which is, incidentally, Pi Day). If you get lazy or give up in despair, feel free to just buy one from us (Look to your right. YOUR RIGHT! There you go.) See the full article here.
We’re bringing back pie classes earlier than usual this year due to increased demand (you’re welcome!) Yet again, were offering our ever-popular three class series – fruit pies, cream pies, and custard/nut pies beginning in late February. Sign up on Good Eggs for one, two, or all-three of our classes and you could be rolling out crust like a pro in time for Pi Day this year. (YOU’LL SHOW YOUR CUBE-MATE WHO IS BOSS BECAUSE YOU’RE A CHAMP LIKE THAT! YEAH!) Not that you’d gloat or anything.