September 01, 2009
Pie-Eyed, ME News Vol. 2, Issue 35
The Boulevard Market, 102 East Chicago Boulevard in Tecumseh is holding a Pie Social Thursday, September 3rd. 6:30-7:30. http://www.boulevardmarket.com/
I’m submitting my caramelized onion and blueberry salsa pie. There are prizes… but based on the opinions of my last few taste testers, I’m not likely to win anything other than most unusual. And, you know, that’ll be fine by me. Just to make sure I’d be a shoe-in for that category, though, I searched the web.
Cooks.com showed these results:
1220 entries for blueberry pie
1160 entries for vegetable pie
163 entries for onion pie
176 entries for salsa pie, but these were more like recipes that used salsa in their pies – such as beef taco pie or enchilada chicken pie, etc.
When I entered blueberry salsa pie it came up with 212 recipes that might fit. None of them did. Ha! I win!
Well, maybe not in anyone else’s opinion but mine – still, that’s all right with me.
Why? Because I take pride in food innovation.
At 6 years old, I was eating chocolate ice cream with crunched up potato chip as a topping. Chocolate covered potato chips aren’t such a rarity these days.
In college, I matured to peanut butter swirl ice cream with crushed pretzels. Hmm. Sounds a bit like Ben & Jerry’s adorably named flavor “Chubby Hubby,” no?
Then a few years ago, there were the Michigan Hot Sauce Club HOT chocolates – habanero, cayenne, jalapeno filled dark, milk and white chocolate delicacies I hand crafted from the finest ingredients. Check out the on-line availability of spicy chocolate and candy offerings. You’ll be amazed.
So, don’t scoff at my caramelized onion and blueberry salsa pie.
I know I can’t please everyone – no matter what the flavor of my life is.
But the ones I find I can please, those are the connections worth pursuing.
PS. Just because your palette can’t adjust to it now, doesn’t mean it won’t be on the shelves of gourmet shops and supermarkets in the very near future.
In this issue: Health Benefits of Blueberries, The Dangers of People Pleasing, Salsa, The Definition of Pie.
Now posted: My Monumental Effort, Poetry 2009
Posted by jaselin at September 1, 2009 07:36 AM