Friday, May 3, 2013

Pie Eyed

As evidenced by the long line-up of patrons waiting for the gates to open, the combination of a bike sale and a bake sale last weekend was much anticipated.

Courtesy of EBC
Artfully arranged on a table were double chocolate biscotti, gluten free, raw organic vegan brownies, chocolate chip banana bread, and a host of other delicious baked delights. One person had baked two "Surprise" pies. When asked, it turned out that the baker had made two different pies and then placed a pastry top on both. After pulling them from the oven, he couldn't remember which one was which but could remember that blueberries, Saskatoon berries, raspberries and rhubarb were the filling.

When the gates were opened at 1 pm, the waiting horde rushed in and scrambled to find the best bike and have it togged out with accessories like a bell, a lock and a mirror.  There was just as much activity at the baked goods table and a lot of attention was paid to the most imaginative creation - rootbeer flavoured lollipops with ball bearings suspended in their transparent goodness.  It should be pointed out that the silver balls weren't real ball bearings but the kind you find in the baking aisle of a grocery store.  Glancing down from the table, you would be able to see plenty of loose bearings littering the workshop floor and mistakenly think that they were the same ones in these enticing confections.

Photo by Coreen W.

How do you transport one of the "Surprise" pies when you're riding a bike?

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