Monday, January 30, 2012

Good Morning Pie Lovers!

Some of you may still be wondering what type of vegetable shortening Kemmy’s uses. Well it’s called Spectrum (palm oil.) The crust is made of a combination of shortening and butter. Something the French called Pâte Brisée.

The first pies were very simple and generally of the savory (meat and cheese) kind. Flaky pastry fruit-filled turnovers appeared in the early 19th century. Some pie-type foods are made for individual consumption. These portable pies...Pasties, turnovers, empanadas, pierogi, calzones...were enjoyed by working classes and sold by street vendors. Pie variations (cobblers, slumps, grunts, etc.) are endless!

The Oxford English Dictionary traces the first use of the word “pie” as it relates to food all the way back to 1303. It noted the word was well-known and popular by 1362.

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Kemmy’s catered a woman’s convention, last weekend. Friday night was a Ice Cream social. We decided to use our sauce from  Brandy Apple Nutty Maples pie, as an ice cream topper. It tasted amazing on top of vanilla ice cream, with slivered almonds and chocolate chips:) Saturday morning breakfast consisted of Belgium waffles, fresh fruit, bagels w/ our popular cranberry cream cheese spread. Also, a vegetarian frittata, ham and cheese frittata, and a sausage one! For lunch, they made roasted chicken, scalloped potatoes, green beans, lemon bars, brownies, and caramel apple short bread brownies. AND to top it all off, I was invited to perform a dance for the spiritual part of this event. I danced to the song "Only Hope. " It was so much fun, and I hope all of the ladies enjoyed my dance.  

“May All Your Crusts Be Round.”


Friday, January 20, 2012

Wheat Design for Pie Crusts

 Good Morning Pie Lovers! 

Ever wonder why our pie crusts typically have a wheat design on them? Well, it has been passed from generation to generation. My mother learned from her grandmother Louise, who learned from her mother Emma, my great great grandma. When my mom was 12, her grandma taught her how to do the wheat on the top crust. She said wheat has been a spiritual symbol of prosperity and blessings. It represents a good and bountiful harvest. The promise that the food would last as long as needed. She said, "Not riches such as money, but rich in a love for others." I think the wheat symbol is lot prettier than just putting a hole in the top of it:)

It is our hope for each and every home to be blessed with the love that goes into each one of our pies. Most of you may think prosperity means wealth, but it can come in many different forms. Such as love, happiness, and warmth. My mother said her grandma's pies were beautiful. She supplemented their income with her pie sales. She sold her delicious pies to bakeries, the wealthy ladies she cleaned for, and of course always for church fundraisers. This was just a glimpse of how great Grandma Louise was. I hope that the wheat topped pie tradition will always continue to be shared.


 “ May All Your Crusts Be Round.”

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Good Morning Pie Lovers! 

How was everyone's New Years? Ours rocked! We spent the glorious night, in San Francisco:) We started by going to the Kristi Yamaguchi ice rink! Then we got these totally stellar 2012 flickery glasses!! Then we had an amazing and mouth watering experience at this little Italian restaurant on the top of the Westfield mall!:) The best Spumoni Ice Cream EVER!!

Here are a few of Kemmy's New Year Resolutions: 
  • Double our sales so that we can work Monday-Friday. 
  • Add some apple and peach trees to our orchard.
  • Support more local farmers 
  • Finish designing our website.
  • Create our logo so that Kemmy's can have it's own brand design.
  • Eliminate catering 100%.

Has anyone tried Kemmy’s newest Kreation? The mushroom veggie pie?? I loved it!! Mushrooms, sage, fennel, onions, carrots, and potatoes. As Guy Fierri said about his creations, is that it’s like Niagara Falls in your mouth:) It was utterly delicious.

Have you heard that we’re now selling pies at the Harvest Market, in Fort Bragg? Please spread the word!

Remember “May All Your Crusts Be Round.”