Thursday, February 12, 2009

We Have Winner-zzzz!

Yep, another TIE!! This month saw some real creativity, but Jacque and Natashya topped us all with their masterpieces! Congratulations, ladies...we'll get you a badge to proclaim your victory!

Now, because of all of the ties, we're gonna have to work together to get through this. So Natashya and Jacque? Get together and get us a new theme! You have a little time to think it over, so just get in touch, hash it out, and let us know sometime next month.

Speaking of next month....

What's our theme? Well, glad you asked. Elizabeth emailed us the following:

"After playing with a few ideas, I've decided on "Herbs and Spices" as the theme. I think there's a lot of possibilities there. Obviously a lot of spices go well with pies (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger etc) but there's lots of room for creativity: orange-cardamom, chocolate-cayenne, pink peppercorn-grapefruit, etc. And I'm also excited to see what people do with herbs. Pairings like blueberries and fresh mint or strawberries and basil could be delicious, and herbs like lavender and lemon verbena are getting more popular. There are also lots of opportunities for savory pies and tarts with this theme. "

So put those thinking caps on, you Creative Tarts!

It would be wrong to ignore an obvious date coming here is my suggestion for our posting dates this go round. EVERYONE POST ON MARCH 14.

3.14=Pi (or PIE, in our case)

Then after everyone has posted, we'll vote. How about we vote from the 15th-16th. Yes, that will give us a short turnaround for April, but, we can't NOT post on 3.14. It would be a crime, right? And imagine the Food Blogging World when we bombard the internet with all of our PIES!!

Great job everyone and I am excited to see what you do!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Literary Pie Round-Up... Finally

Have I told you all lately how creative you are? Well, this month's round-up is proof of that. Since I am running so late, there will be no running of my mouth at this point. On to the voting and thanks for your patience!

Rules and Reminders:

  • If you made a pie, then leave a comment with your three favorites to cast your vote
  • Voting will be open from now until 3:14 pm (EST) on the 10th
  • The photo is ABOVE the link to each entry
  • We will announce the next theme along with the winner of this round
  • To clarify, we did go back a forth a bit on submission dates for the pies, but there is a link on the sidebar now to the post with the updated rules.
  • If you made a pie and I missed it in the round-up, please send an email to me directly at phemomenon[at]gmail[dot]com so I can fix it!
If you participated and you aren't on the blogroll on the sidebar yet, please just bear with us. We are playing a bit of catch-up and will get you on there soon! Thanks!

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Hazelnut Cheesecake by Susan at She's Becoming Doughmesstic

Romeo and Juliet Guava Cheesecake by Raquel at Love to Bake


Funny in Farsi Apple Rose Water Pie by our hostess this month, Mary the Food Librarian


The Giving Tree Apple Crumb Pie by Jayma from Two Scientists Experimenting in the Kitchen


Robin's Apricot Crostata by Jen at Piccante Dolce


Twilight Pie by Carrie from Cooking with Carrie


Mushroom Leek Pie for The Bard by Madam Chow


Mr. Bingley's Falling in Love Cherry Pie by Kate at Grin and Bake It


Charlie's Ultimate Chocolate Pie by Tania at Love Big, Bake Often


P is for Peach Pie by Jacque at Daisy Lane Cakes


Martini Pie by Stephanie at Confessions of a City Eater


Poison Apple Tart by Nic at Bakeologie

Fluffy Bunny Berry Pie by Judy at Judy's Gross Eats


"A Year in Provence" Deep Dish Pizza Pie by Rebecca of Ezra Pound Cake


Mystery in Mississippi Mud Pie by Tammy of Wee Treats by Tammy


Edgar Allen Pie - The Tell Tale Heart by Natashya at Living in the Kitchen with Puppies

Stuffed French Toast Pie by Suz at You Can't Eat What

Round-up is coming...

Sorry all!  The round-up and voting is coming shortly... we are having our third round of strep in as many months here at our house so things are a bit hectic.  Please bear with me and I will get it posted soon!


Holly @ PheMOMenon