The weather is finally starting to feel like summer again – what a strange year we have had. It feels like we had winter, then summer, then spring and now back to summer again! But having said all that, the orchard and fields are looking fantastic. The melon vines are quickly creeping across the rows, the corn is getting taller every day and I’m dreaming of fresh, juicy peaches. School is out, we got to celebrate the great country we all call home, and we can officially say it’s summer! I’m excited; how awesome is it to spend our days outside in the fresh air, to see the kids going for adventures, exploring, and enjoying the beautiful Okanagan Valley?!
One of the great things about summer is all the time we get to spend outside. My boys love the freedom of summer; being able to run outside without putting on coats, toques, gloves and shoes. They spend their carefree days riding bikes, digging in the sand and foraging for treats in the berry bushes.
One of my favourite treats of summer is enjoying pie and ice cream on the patio of our farm Cafe or from the comfort of my own patio. It’s the perfect ‘hot and cold’ combination. Warm, fresh, summer fruit enveloped in made-from-scratch pastry and served, buried in vanilla ice cream. Oh, if we could just enjoy it slowly and savour it! Let our bakers do the work of rolling the pastry, loading it with juicy fruit, and standing in front of the HOT ovens all summer and you can just sit back and enjoy it covered in ice cream.
Sometimes, however, purchasing a pre-cooked pie from the bakery is not very convenient. Because maybe you want to enjoy pie a week after your visit to the farm, or maybe you love the aroma that pie in the oven creates as your company walks through the door. That is why our bakery also makes frozen, unbaked pies that are for sale in the Market. These pies are great if you love to eat warm pie, but want to skip the fuss and mess of making them at home. This week we put together “How-To” videos for baking these frozen goodies. These videos are perfect if you want to try baking it yourself but aren’t totally confident in how to go about it. We have made tutorials for our unbaked pies, our dough balls and our fancy pie bottoms. We are hoping these products can save you some time, while still giving you a delicious homemade product to serve your friends and family.
It’s summer, so let’s all get outside. Let’s play with the kids, enjoy the patio, go for a walk in the fresh air, and of course…let’s enjoy lots of pie!
4th Generation Davison
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