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I can haz web-storefront? - Micole Khemarrica
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I can haz web-storefront?
It's now official, I have a storefront with Zaarly to promote my personal chef services! Whoot!

Which reminds me, it's Pie Season again, and I'll be taking orders now for Spicy Pumpkin Pies, and Deep Dish or Dutch style Apple Pies. Place your orders NOW! :)

Just got a pile of local-grown heirloom apples (Macintosh, Newtown Pippin and Gravensteins) which work great in baking.  I also got in my first run of pumpkins for the season and I'm bouncing with excitement as my beloved Long Island Cheese pumpkins are back this year!  They are still my favorite go-to for baking, even if this year I bought some Rouge Vif d'Etampes (no, they are NOT the same as Cinderellas), Sweet Dumpling squash, Delicata squash, Red Kabocha, and a couple of Jarrahdales this year to start playing with.  My local store has a sign up indicating that they'll have Fairytales (proper name: Musque de Provence) and even the new  Porcelain Doll variety (a rather squarish pumpkin that's honest-to goodness PINK skinned)

Pumpkins2013I think I'll have enough pumpkins to bake with this year, with enough to spare for canning so I could make pumpkin goodies all year round!

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khromat From: khromat Date: September 27th, 2013 10:13 am (UTC) (Link)

Cinderella pumpkins

I have to add a note about my comment regarding Cinderella pumpkins: Both the Rouge Vif d'Etampes and the New England/Long Island Cheese pumpkin have been labeled "Cinderella" in some stores and catalogs. Cinderella is a specific heirloom that is similar to both as it is oblate with deep ribbing, but it is a separate variety (and it's orange, not buff or red). The confusion comes as the other two have often been described as "Like the Cinderella pumpkin in fairy tales" In fact, the french heirloom Musque de Provence is now being labeled as "Fairytale" for the same reason, but to avoid confusion with the other two or the original variety of that name.

When I have the finances, I intend on acquiring seeds of the Cinderella heirloom so I can grow it and have pictures online to enlighten folks of their confusion (as well as enjoying the fruits of my labor, as it is also a good cooking variety). There are several other fabulously good heirloom varieties that are difficult to find in stores as they have a less-than-model look to them (most of them have warty skins and/or webbing, making them poor for carving so stores don't bother)
smudge_dragon From: smudge_dragon Date: September 27th, 2013 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sweet Store front. I really it hopes it helps bring new customers in for you.

Oh, and mark us down for Pie. ^.^
khromat From: khromat Date: October 18th, 2013 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Orders?

How many and what kind would you like? :D
tuftears From: tuftears Date: September 27th, 2013 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Apple pie for the Thanksgiving time frame sounds lovely, remind me about prices?
khromat From: khromat Date: October 18th, 2013 08:02 pm (UTC) (Link)

Prices!

Prices are $20 for one and $35 for two pies, $10 for quickbreads (pumpkin, carrot, zucchini, etc)
tuftears From: tuftears Date: October 18th, 2013 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Prices!

One apple pie sounds good, paypal to?
khromat From: khromat Date: October 18th, 2013 09:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Prices!

ermine(at)dancing-stoat.com is the Paypal address. :)
tuftears From: tuftears Date: October 18th, 2013 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Prices!

Duly sent!
khromat From: khromat Date: October 18th, 2013 09:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Prices!

Received! I'll have it ready tomorrow. :)
tuftears From: tuftears Date: October 18th, 2013 09:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Prices!

That's quick! I figured I'd be having a wait of it. :)
khromat From: khromat Date: October 19th, 2013 07:36 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Prices!

I can hold off and have it to you the week before Thanksgiving, if you wish. :)
tuftears From: tuftears Date: October 19th, 2013 07:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Prices!

It's okay, it can take up space in my freezer instead of yours!
chefmongoose From: chefmongoose Date: September 28th, 2013 03:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Good luck getting the customers! also ooh. Apple pies. :9
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