Butterfly Pie


Okay, okay, I’ll say it. No butterflies were harmed in the making of this pie. But a whole bag of cherries was slaughtered creating crime scene fingers and juicy red splash marks on the shirts of the people doing the cherry pitting (me and Andrew). The blueberries were less fussy as only a few needed their stems removed and no one is stained with blueberry juices.

The boys were home early today. And Andrew and I used the time for making pie while Isaac swung about in his door-way-suspended-hammock singing his favorite songs (all of which are somehow about the 50 states). Andrew and I talked about spelling tests and his upcoming birthday party while we pitted.  I looooooove cooking with them.  Especially when I have the time to take the process slowly and accept the spills and messes with the teaching and connection.


It’ll be Blueberry Cherry Pie for dessert tonight with vanilla ice cream. Yum!

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About robyn

I stopped teaching Kindergarten in 2005 to become the mom of two crazy boys here in Brooklyn. At first I thought being a stay at home mom meant that I needed to pour all my time and energy directly into my sons, but I realized somewhere along the way that being a rockstar mom meant not only taking good care of my boys, but also taking good care of myself. And taking good care of myself means pursuing something creative...just about everyday. I started Made In Brooklyn to motivate myself in my creative goals as well as share my work with others and perhaps inspire them in their own creative journeys.
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3 Responses to Butterfly Pie

  1. JenN says:

    I think I need your recipe. I’m drooling over here…..

  2. Vicki Dill says:

    Yum!! Pitting cherries? (Did you know that they come in a can? :) ) What a good lesson for Andrew-growing up thinking that baking is just what one does!!

  3. Marti says:

    That is the prettiest pie I’ve ever seen.

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