Thursday, April 2, 2020

Stay Calm and Bake Pie -- Episode 2, Mixed Berry Crumble

I am learning how to do the video shooting and editing on the fly -- flying solo, at that. I am using Doug's iPad to film and iMovie to edit. I'm starting to get the hang of splitting clips and splicing music. But the sound quality needs a lot of improvement. I need a wireless lavalier (clip on) microphone. I want to wait on shooting the next episode until I get the mic, but the next one is banana cream pie and Doug already bought the bananas... So to that I say, videos, like pies, are not about perfection!

In this berry crumble episode, I think (hope) you'll find the baking instruction useful and the farm scenery soothing. Even if you can't hear a damn thing! Enjoy and send me pictures of your pies -- and stories of who you baked them with, and shared them with.

Someone commented on my Facebook page that all this pie is going to make us fat! I had a whole spiel about that in this episode but the footage got deleted somewhere along the way. I was blathering on about how this berry pie is "just fruit," full of vitamins and antioxidants. I also added that while pie making is good for your heart and soul, exercise is good for your heart and body. So go for a walk or do an online dance class to balance out the eating. I don't want to be preachy, but I do feel it's worth mentioning.

Next episodes:
  • Banana Cream Pie 
  • Chicken Pot Pie 
  • Key Lime Pie 
  • hopefully a gluten-free pie in there somewhere, by request. 
  • and if I keep going, then Shaker lemon, spaghetti pie, French silk, peach...the list could be a long one!
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 Love, Beth

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Stay Calm and Bake Pie -- Episode One: Apple Pie

After two months in Tucson, I'm back on the farm in Iowa because....the virus. It feels good to be with Doug, Mali, Maybelline, Chaps (our lone surviving goat), and I even brought Peanut the Foster Dog along, though she is no longer a foster, she has been adopted as a permanent family member. And for a little chihuahua she is adapting very well to farm life. Dogs LOVE Camp Doug!

To keep myself busy -- and to contribute something positive to the world during this most challenging time -- I am offering FREE PIE CLASSES, though in the form of homemade videos. I am shooting these myself with Doug's iPad. It's not as hard as I thought. In fact, it's been fun, and best of all it is taking my mind completely off the news!

This will give you something to do while you're #STAYINGHOME. And I've kept my language family friendly so you can do my pie classes with your kids. ENJOY! And stay healthy!

 

Next episodes will be:

  • Mixed Berry Crumble Pie
  • Chicken Pot Pie 
  • Banana Cream Pie 
  • Key Lime Pie 
  • ...and hopefully a gluten-free pie in there somewhere, by request. 

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And subscribe to my YouTube channel.

 Love, Beth