Tuesday, January 31, 2023

As January Comes To An End

 The last day of January is usually a day from where we look forward to warmer temps. And today is no exception. This last day of the first month of 2023 is making sure that we are eager for February and March. Our daytime high today will top out at a meager 16C (55F) and, to make it worse, a cold northerly wind is blowing down the desert. But we bundled up and did our every-day-morning-walk with Dixie.

Of course, 16C is still a whole lot different than the freezing temps our friends and neighbour have to endure back home.

The Cherry Chisel Pie 🍒🔨

But I have to report about my last attempt of creating a cherry pie in the baking department of our home on wheels.

I have never made a pie in my entire life. Pies are a North American Idea which never took off in Europe. Hence my ignorance about making one.

In my missing knowledge I turned to a German recipe of a "Murbeteig". This even might have worked out, if I would have had our electric stove at home, but gas stoves seem to be different. One of the challenges is that one cannot set a precise baking temperature. It just has a range from - to.

So I got too much heat which transformed my German "Murbeteig" into a concrete underlay which, at time of consumption, could have led to a few missing or cracked teeth. But it looked lovely and....well the filling was delicious. Just too bad that I had invited our dear camper neighbours to indulge in coffee and cherry pie. I am just now realizing that I could have become liable to big dental bills.

Luckily, it all went down with a lot of laughter and forgiveness. And now it's your turn to laugh, cause when you look at the pictures you will discover the hammer in use.


  1. Du hättest ihn auch in deinem Kaffee stippen können, den Mürbeteigboden 😂


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