20 responses

  1. Sue
    November 19, 2012

    Geez, you have a great life, do you realize that???????????

    • Tom
      November 19, 2012

      Sue, I do. I thank my lucky stars on a daily basis.

  2. Kim
    November 19, 2012

    Seriously mouth watering post- well done, judges of pie!

  3. June
    November 19, 2012

    Oh my gosh, mowing lawns in Tucson?!! You’ve more than earned the right to live at heaven’s gate. Congrats to the winners (and you judges too)
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  4. Curbstone Valley Farm
    November 19, 2012

    Wait…wait…WAIT! My grandparents owned a bakery…I grew up on butter, and flaky crust. ((pouts)) I wanna be a judge too ((evil laugh)). I swear, if you can find me 25+ acres on Vashon, flat (as slopes I have here in spades), be happy to help you co-judge ;) I’m only…not so very much…joking. We actually are looking for a flatter property. One with pie rights could SOOOO TOTALLY sway me :P Yay Adri, like me, you’ve mastered pie in your youth…a huge CONGRATULATIONS! I trust Tom, I know he takes his pie very seriously!!!
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    • Tom
      November 21, 2012

      Finding 25+ flat acres on Vashon would be a challenge, And then when you do, it would likely be heavily forested. I so sorry, because I’d love to share the duty of pie judging with an esteemed baker such as yourself.

  5. TasteofBeirut
    November 20, 2012

    I only baked pumpkin pie from scratch once or twice but we are getting inundated with pumpkins and you are motivating me to make it this year! you truly have a blessed life; thanks for sharing it with us.
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  6. Ina gawne
    November 20, 2012

    Tom – you are one lucky man indeed! This makes me want a huge slice of pumpkin pie for breakfast. Would that not be a great way to start your day? I hope you got to take home lots of pumpkin pie leftovers…if there were any!
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  7. Lavender Debs
    November 20, 2012

    My mouth is watering! BTW, thank you for letting me know what the odd bit of crust floating in the center of the pie was. I looked a long time before reading what it is. Now it makes total sense and I wonder why I did not see it without help.

    Debs……who has roasted pumpkin left (unseasoned) from making soup that will soon become pie. An important comment only because I have always steamed pumpkin for pie, never roasted.
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  8. Scott Weber
    November 20, 2012

    Color me jealous…I never tire of Pumpkin Pie…one of those foods that transports me instantly back to my childhood :-)
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  9. Giacomo Calabrese
    November 20, 2012

    Hey Tom! Looking good and living the life. Keep up the posts.

  10. Sophie
    November 20, 2012

    Waw! What a lucky man you were! Judging & tasting several deliciously looking pumpkin pies! You lucky devil! :)
    Congrats to the winners & the young girl who won 1st prize! yeah!!!

  11. Margaret Heizenrader
    November 20, 2012

    The part about the pies was great…. do people have lawns in Tucson?

    • Tom
      November 20, 2012

      Uh oh Margaret, did I ramble on a bit about my first jobs? You’re right, pies are much more interesting than mowing lawns in Tucson, ah and that is exactly my point. Happy Thanksgiving Margaret! And thanks for the delicious jar of jam…um saved it for biscuits and waffles.

  12. Eileen
    November 21, 2012

    I’ll continue to say, I think you have a charmed life. Pumpkin pie judge… does it get any better than this?

    • Tom
      November 21, 2012

      I don’t Eileen, I think that’s that may be the same question your dinner guests must asked after a meal at your house. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

  13. sandra
    November 21, 2012

    Tom,
    Ah pumpkin pie. Can anything beat that aroma? Well, maybe quince jelly or membrillo.. Wonder if you’ve ever substituted some coconut oil for the butter in the pastry. It has a different melting point than the butter so the pastry is super flaky and the taste- wonderbar!!

    • Tom
      November 21, 2012

      Hi Sandra, I’m eager to try coconut oil, as it’s new to me, but I’ve heard great things. Thanks for the introduction to a new super flaky (in the good way) option.

  14. stacey snacks
    November 23, 2012

    Tom,
    That’s one GORGEOUS pie!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Stacey

  15. Kate McDermott
    November 30, 2012

    Nothing like pie to make a great day!

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