What do you do when life gets a little crazy, and you’re feeling the need to slow down, let go, simplify, back off, say no, stress less, chill out and re-balance"
Ignore all the stuff you’re supposed to be doing, and BAKE, of course!! Ha ha, well, that’s what I do! Turn off the phone, put on some music, and bake. Something fun and creative and not just something that I ‘have’ to make for the next meal… Something like PIE!!
Baking is so therapeutic, and eating the results is pretty therapeutic too. So seeing I have 5kg of sweet, juicy, local strawberries sitting here staring at me, I decided a strawberry lattice topped pie would be perfect. And just to make it more of a challenge, a grain free, dairy free, GAPS and Paleo friendly strawberry jelly pie! Oh yeah.
(You’ve never heard of ‘strawberry jelly pie’" No, neither have I, but it worked so well that now it’s a ‘thing’. Just sayin’.)
I was also going to share with you my thoughts on simplifying, cutting back on all the ‘urgent stuff to do’, and reducing stress, but I’m simplifying so much that I think I’ll just give you the recipe and be done with it. I mean, that’s what you came here for, right" But if you’d like to share your thoughts on getting so caught up in ‘doing’ that everything gets way too overwhelming and the joy of doing what you love is lost, just click here. We had a great chat about it on FB.
Ok, so here’s the recipe! If you’ve never made a lattice pie top and it seems a bit too tricky, (I promise it really isn’t), you can watch a video showing how to do it here. Just work carefully and make sure the pastry is chilled, and if a strip breaks just press it back together and keep going. But if you’re in a rush, by all means just roll out the pastry for the top, slap it over the filling, ...