|Beryl Courtney was famous for her pies...good ones and lots of 'em|
There are pie stories, too. Some nice, some not so nice. Pie hikes, pies at potlucks, birthday pies, sweaty pies.
|Pie birthday party|
Pie can be romantic, too, you know. My own first experience with pie in Stehekin was in June of 1985. Just graduated from high school and arrived on the boat to work for the summer at the landing. A local boy invited me that day to the Ranch for pie. I really wasn't a pie-eating sort of gal. More like vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup, but I would soon be converted. Up the road we drove in the '69 Chevy to the Stehekin Valley Ranch and had Raspberry Apple Pie. Married that local boy.
|Sour Cream Apple. Favorite of local boy.|
Speaking of marriage, here's one for you from Stehekin's past. Legend has it that a wife made her husband a pie one day, and he unwisely commented that it was good, but not as good as so-and-so's pies. That offended pie went sailing out the back door and the pan remained in the yard like a monument for years to come. Oops.
Stehekin Pastry Company and Stehekin Valley Ranch still serve a mean piece of pie. Some of our favorites are Lemon Surprise, Sour Cream Apple, Washington Nut (walnut), Blackberry, Apple and Lemon Meringue.
Circumference is directly related to pi(e). (That for you Math fans)
Next morning, I see an e-mail from him: : "Well, it was practically dark when I finished talking and went to get in the car. Opened the door, waved to my friend who was leaving and sat down in the front seat. "What the heck is that I'm sitting on?" I wondered as I felt something soft and yielding beneath me. Rising quickly, sort of jumping out the still not closed door, I put my hand back to find I'd just sat in a lemon meringue pie that now looked like a brawl had taken place on it. Licking my fingers I was rewarded with a delicious taste sensation. Nice way to end the night although I had some cleanup to do and had to sit on some cardboard to keep from messing up the seat. Other than the laundry I'll being doing and the loss of what must have been a fantastic pie - actually, I still have some in the frig. - all went well. I want to thank you for the effort to deliver what was a wonderful birthday treat. Of course, everything above this sentence is a fabrication......"