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A Pi Day Surprise

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Yesterday was Pi Day, to celebrate Pi we cooks and food lovers take just a little liberty and make it all about Pie. Now I just love pies, fruit pies, cream pies, tarts, galettes, savory tarts and pies. They are all good. I love making pastry crust, I always have frozen pie dough in the freezer in case I need it.

IΒ was busy, lots going on with work. I didn’t check my spam folder as I normally do every day until later in the afternoon and when I did I saw an email from Kate at Food52, she wondered if I would be home today between 1-5PM, they wanted to deliver a surprise. Honestly, I was flabbergasted and intrigued. I love surprises and rarely get one. At 5PM on the dot one of the Food 52 staff hand delivered this pie in this amazing pie boxΒ (which I have been meaning to order and now I need to get another one or 2), how cool is that? It made me feel really really good, they thanked me for being a long time member, it made me feel so special. Thank you Food52 for making my day!! Oh and I can’t forget to mention the pie was a salted honey pie, with an amazing flaky buttery crust. SO DELICIOUS!! I ate way too much pie!!

Pi Day Surprise

Pi Day Surprise

I also want to update everyone on sweet Percy, he is doing really really good. He was a little under the weather yesterday, I think it was the rain and cool temps but today he is doing great. He is very happy in Brooklyn and has adjusted to his new life, made lots of doggie friends and is getting to know his neighborhood.

Rolling in the grass

Rolling in the grass

Handsome boy

Handsome boy

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  1. SUCH an amazing surprise from F52. That pie is GORGEOUS. I love my pie box- know you’ll enjoy yours too!! I’m so glad Percy is feeling better today. I loved hearing your voice yesterday as I do seeing these pictures of sweet P. xo

    March 15, 2016
    • I know I really was blown away, for F52 to do such a lovely thing really made me ver klempt. It was so good talking to you yesterday as well. You know, Percy likes a long walk in the morning before he eats and yesterdays nasty weather put a damper on it and he was not happy. Today although not great it was better and we walked for about 45 minutes he came back and ate and even wanted seconds, LOL. We have a routine, the walk, eat, a chewy and then he rests on the day bed, pretty much every day and on Saturdays I try to take him to the park. Yeserday’s surprise gift made my day.

      March 15, 2016
  2. Rolling in the Grass…I watch my dog Sami rolling in the grass there are days I feel like getting down there with her and rolls the hell out of myself…πŸ€

    Oh PS…the pie was cute too

    March 15, 2016
    • Lol, I would like to do the same. Wish I had grass in my backyard. Thanks so much❀️

      March 15, 2016
  3. queensashy #

    I cannot think of anyone more deserving of that pie box than you! And I am super proud of Food52 folks for walking around the city and doing kind stuff! Way to go! Lots of love…

    March 15, 2016
    • Thank you, I was so happy to receive that lovely gift from Food52 and yes to think they hand delivered it made me choke up. Thank you so much.

      March 15, 2016
  4. That’s good stuff! Real good stuff. I could relate highly with this post, as I too love the pie, and lo, I fancy myself also as a grass roller. And I mean that like little Percy is doing…I like to frolic like that, unashamedly. He’s my hero.

    March 15, 2016
    • I am a super pie lover and I am constantly making pies. This was one of my favorite days. Thank you so much.

      March 15, 2016
  5. That is great! What a cool pie, and sounds delicious too. Percy is the sweetest!

    March 15, 2016
    • Thanks Mary Frances, it was such a nice surprise. Love Mr. Percy, he is the sweetest dog.

      March 15, 2016
  6. Devora Cohn #

    Congratulations beautiful pictures of your pastries and Of Percy. So adorable rolling in the grass.

    Sent from my iPhone

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    March 15, 2016
    • Percy is so adorable, he loves the grass, everyday he wants to walk to that spot, it’s the grass in front of the coops on Clinton Ave and Dekalb. The other day this guy had his two pugs there also rolling in the grass. Thank you so much.

      March 15, 2016
  7. Food 52 made the right choice when they chose you for his lovely tasty gift of a pie. You deserve it Suzanne. Have a great week. How is the weather n New York?

    March 15, 2016
    • You are too kind, thank you so much Gerlinde, the weather is nice today. Yesterday, not so much.

      March 15, 2016
  8. Love all those pies Suzanne and what a wonderful surprise from Food52. I’ve tried to join, or at least get their posts and I seem to be encountering problems for whatever reasons. So good to see Percy adapting so well and fitting right into the Brooklyn scene πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2016
    • Thanks Loretta, what kind of problem with accessing food52, maybe I can help. Let me know. They are so wonderful, the community, the editors. It’s a great place to hang out.

      March 15, 2016
  9. Oh my gosh!! I saw that pie from Food52 floating around social media yesterday- how cool that they delivered one to your house! πŸ™‚ Love!

    March 15, 2016
    • I know I saw it also and then to have it show up on my doorstep was so amazing. It was delicious as well thank you so much.

      March 15, 2016
  10. Wow what a lovely surprise ☺️

    March 15, 2016
  11. Such a lovely surprise for you Suzanne-proud of you my friend!!! Cheryl xo

    March 15, 2016
  12. Congrats on your lovely gift. A gift well deserved, that is for sure. Your pie pics are amazing. I too, love all kinds of pies πŸ™‚ . Your handsome boy, is just so adorable. thanks so much for the update, I am a dog lover too, so think about him often. I am so pleased to hear he has settled in nicely and has made some doggie friends. Hugs to Percy πŸ™‚ Enjoy the rest of the week Suzanne. πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2016
    • Thanks Lynne. I think Mr. Percy is about as comfortable and happy as a doggie can be. My neighborhood is very very dog friendly and just about everyone has a dog or 2 or 3 and Percy has some playmates. Have a great week and thank you again.

      March 15, 2016
  13. What a wonderful surprise, and so well deserved πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ and such a fabulous looking pie! Lovely to see Percy so happy and settled xx

    March 15, 2016
    • Thanks so much Elaine, such a lovely surprise. I am still smiling.

      March 15, 2016
      • Wonderful!! Makes me smile for you πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

        March 15, 2016
  14. What a lovely Tuesday treat, Suzanne — pie and Percy! πŸ˜€
    I love pie too…. any kind of pie, dessert or meal. Yum!!! And your pies look particularly delicious. The photos are gorgeous. Thanks for this wonderful lunch break. Mega hugs.

    March 15, 2016
    • Thanks so much Teagan, oh me too, love pie whether sweet or savory I love it all.

      March 15, 2016
  15. What a sweet surprise from F52! No pun intended. πŸ™‚ I loved Pi Day when I worked. Kids brought pies in, and we adults went around visiting different classrooms when we had a chance. I have such a sweet tooth. Your fur baby looks happy. ❀

    March 15, 2016
    • Thanks Mary, a sweet treat and Percy is my sweet boy, a day of sweetness for sure.

      March 15, 2016
  16. Pies are such a wonderful desserts and the ones you have here all look scrumptious!
    Percy is one lucky dog. Great to see how well he adjusted. πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2016
    • Thanks so much Ronit. I think Pie is my favorite dessert so Pi(e) day is a great day to celebrate. Percy is doing so well, I am thrilled.

      March 15, 2016
  17. Surprises are the best, aren’t they?! The pie looks absolutely delicious but the pie box is what really caught my attention- you’ll get a lot of use out of that! It’s so wonderful to see your page alive with updates about a furry friend again Suzanne. Glad to hear that Percy continues to adapt well to his new life with you!

    March 15, 2016
    • Out of the blue and a total surprise it was wonderful. All in all it was a such a great day,

      March 15, 2016
  18. I love that pic of Percy rolling in the grass… true doggie bliss! The pie from Food52 is gorgeous and I’m sure a most welcome treat!!! Like you, I have been meaning to order that pie box; it’s such a brilliant (and very attractive) idea.

    March 15, 2016
    • I love the pie box, it’s a great way to transport pies they are protected and you can be assured your pie arrives safely, Great idea and a wonderful gift from my favorite food site

      March 15, 2016
  19. Suzanne, how cool is that! And to think I missed Pi day…And there’s that tart I love! I think Percy must be one pampered pooch and he looks like he’s having a blast.

    March 15, 2016
    • Pie is something to celebrate for sure and a day devoted to this wonderful treat is a great idea. Thanks so much and Percy thanks you too, LOL!!

      March 15, 2016
  20. Oh Suzanne, just what I like ! May I have some custard ? πŸ™‚
    Wonderful indeed ! πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2016
  21. So glad Percy is adjusting well! he is so cute. Wow that is totally exciting and a gorgeous pie! xxx

    March 15, 2016
  22. This pie looks amazing and what a lovely surprise for you too!

    March 15, 2016
  23. Susan #

    Beautiful! Beautiful!!! You deserve it. I do love that special pie box. Percy looks very handsome and healthy and happy😊

    March 15, 2016
  24. What a beautiful pie, Suzanne! With some ice-cream or custard, please! πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2016
  25. He is so cute! You are both very lucky … for finding each other … a match made in heaven! πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2016
  26. How fun! What a great surprise! So glad Percy continues to do well!

    March 15, 2016
  27. That’s one delicious surprise ! Looks so yum ! Percy is such a sweetheart ❀

    March 15, 2016
  28. What an awesome surprise! The decoration is just perfect and salted honey…wow!

    March 15, 2016
    • I know right, salted honey with flaky pie crust, pretty much heaven.

      March 15, 2016
  29. Wow, the Food52 continues to amaze me. What a thoughtful surprise for you! Indulge and enjoy – well deserved. And I’ve been eyeing those gorgeous pie boxes, too…

    March 15, 2016
    • I am amazed as well, it was so kind and generous and completely unexpected. Thank you so much Hannah.

      March 15, 2016
  30. Oh my goodness, you are blessed to get a personal delivery from Food52, but it’s so well-deserved. WOW! And look at Percy, happy as a camper rolling in the grass. Your pies look so delicious, too. xoxo Suzanne!

    March 15, 2016
    • I wish I had more grass around me, he loves it so much. It’s kind of a long walk for him to get there. I will have to bring the stroller for him so he can have a roll in the grass often. Thanks so much Kathryn.

      March 15, 2016
  31. Lucky you…that pie sounds delicious and looks fabulous! Happy to see Percy enjoying life. πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2016
  32. Salted honey pie? That sounds SO GOOD! I went with an old standard (because it is easy and I never have time) – Key Lime!

    March 15, 2016
  33. What a nice Pi Day surprise! And love the cute photos of Percy! πŸ™‚

    March 15, 2016
  34. Both Percy and Pie and Pi! Equally delicious. πŸ€—

    March 15, 2016
  35. Amazing…i need to try this out..

    March 16, 2016
  36. What a great surprise from food 52 Suzanne! Lucky you. :). I would have eaten way more than enough too.. The lie looks delicious and Percy looks happy! I hope you get a little break in between your work:).

    March 16, 2016
    • Thanks Sonal, it’s been incredibly busy lately, not complaining though when you are self emplyoyed busy is good. The pie was wonderful and a great surprise. I was stunned.

      March 16, 2016
  37. What a great surprise Suzanne! Salted honey pie–that sounds incredible. And, er, well-balanced, so it’s fine to eat plenty, right? (I know I would eat way, way too much of it!). Lovely to hear that Percy has all settled in as well. It looks so bright and green over where you are, some lovely weather for a roll in the grass πŸ™‚

    March 16, 2016
    • We had such a warm winter the grass stayed green, only had 1 real snow storm and temps were so mild. Mr Percy loves the grass, it’s his favorite I don’t think he likes cement or sidewalks. The pie was sweet and the salt balanced it perfectly, Delicious. Thank you so much.

      March 16, 2016
  38. Looks like you had a ball yourself on Pi day Suzanne.I envy the lucky recipients.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx.

    March 16, 2016
    • Thanks David it was a wonderful day. Massive hugs to you to my friend.

      March 16, 2016
  39. Aww the pie box looks so beautiful and what a lovely surprise. So happy to hear that Percy is doing well too!

    March 16, 2016
    • Thank you Jasline, It was the best surprise ever. It was such a wonderful of the people at Food52 to do this.

      March 16, 2016
  40. Sandhya #

    Suzanne,
    I have been having some internet issues and missed your posts on the reader. So had to come visit your site as I had missed reading your posts.
    What a nice surprise with the pie box! So happy for you. Also very very delighted to see how happy and well adjusted Percy is! You both were meant to find each other.

    March 16, 2016
    • Thank you so much Sandhya, I haven’t seen any posts from you in a while. Maybe thats why you are having problems with the internet. Thanks so much I was so happy to get the pie and box and the pie was baked in this beautiful pie plate that has a quote etched on it. Love it. Thank you and Percy is a love, such a sweet boy.

      March 16, 2016
  41. Wow this is an amaxing surprise. … delicious pie… Percy is the sweetest. …passing loads of kisses to him… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    March 16, 2016
    • Thank you Chitra and Percy gladly accepts kisses and hugs ❀️

      March 16, 2016
  42. Wow Suzanne, you are getting as much love as you are giving. So happy for you!

    March 16, 2016
  43. Hi Suzanne, there was no question in my mind that Percy was going to flourish in your care, what a handsome devil.

    What a fantastic and honorable treat to receive. Must be all your great accomplishments!!!

    March 17, 2016
    • Thank you so much. Percy is a handsome boy for sure. Qute the lady’s man too, the girls just love him. That is very kind of you to say, not sure why they chose to send me the pie but it was a great gift and so kind of the editors at Food52. It was such wonderful surprise and totally made my day.

      March 17, 2016
  44. Very Nice of Food 52 friends! I enjoyed reading your opener, “Now I just love pies, fruit pies, cream pies, tarts, galettes, savory tarts and pies.” I just love the sentence! πŸ˜€ )))

    March 18, 2016
    • Thank you so much Fae, me too, big fan of pie whether sweet or savory I love it all.

      March 18, 2016
  45. I am pleased to hear Percy is adjusting well to his new life, I am sure that’s mainly down to having a loving and kind ‘Mom’. Surprises are alway lovely and the pie looks super good. πŸ˜‰

    March 20, 2016
    • Thank you so much, Percy is such a dear sweet doggie. I am so lucky to have him.

      March 20, 2016
  46. How cool is that– a pie surprised delivered your door?!! Well, if anyone deserves a serendipitous pie, it’s you Suzanne!! and it was so pretty!! — and thanks for the update on Percy. Looks like he’s happily feel so at home! xo

    March 20, 2016
  47. What a wonderful surprise for you to get that fabulous pie. I don’t blame you for eating a lot of it – I would have done, too. Yout new pug, Percy, looks a lovely dog, and definitely very handsome. He poses for the camera so well. πŸ™‚

    March 21, 2016
  48. I am hungry now! Looks amazing!

    April 5, 2016

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