Friday, July 1, 2016

An Empty Plate

First scheduled for May 27, 2016, I skipped over a few 
scheduled posts for this one because strawberries may be on everyone's North American weekend menu with the holidays both Canada and the US are celebrating. Long may freedom ring!

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An empty plate can be a lovely thing...


but that is not what a plate is for! *


Oh my! This was so delicious! John even decided that a strawberry pie could be a nice change from strawberry shortcake. At our house, that's big news. You can find this recipe at Kitty's


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* All due apologies to Mr. Shedd who once said, "A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

36 comments:

  1. I guess a plate is meant to be filled but I also consider plates as art and therefore hangable upon a wall! I usually make a similar strawberry pie once a year, which reminds me I should do that soon. One of our favorites.

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  2. I am waiting for our strawberries to come in here. We are late a bit this season. Yum....your plate looks good empty AND filled. xo Diana

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  3. Whilst I am enjoying strawberries they are a little late this season.

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  4. The pie looks wonderful, I agree a plate needs to be filled! Though I am seldom on the computer you remain in my thoughts and prayers! .. Romans 12:15
    Love,
    Sue

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  5. {{{Vee}}} no apologies needed...keeping you in prayer sweet friend.

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  6. I agree Vee, plates are lovely, but even more so when topped with something yummy. Your pie looks delicious! Waving hello from Canada as we celebrate Canada Day. Happy July 4th!

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  7. It is a beautiful plate but more lovely with that yummy looking pie on it. Hope things are going well for you.

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  8. I just drooled on myself, Vee! That looks sooooooooooo good. I seldom make strawberry piesw because Michael is so horribly allergic to strawberries - but will make to gift or take to a potluck sometimes. Oh, just yum, yum yum! Yours looks heavenly delicious!!!

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  9. Well I have plates that are just for show and sit on a shelf high up on the wall. But! My favorite plates are used for something yummy. That pie has soooo put me in the mood for strawberries. Hope you have a nice 4th. Still praying for you everyday.

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  10. I just came from Lorrie's luscious raspberry cream muffins...and now here to this scrumptious-looking strawberry pie!! We missed having our own strawberries this year, but we hear that the new owners of The Farmhouse enjoyed them. I remember how John loved strawberry shortcake (he ordered it at the restaurant where we met you!), so this pie must have been really good to rate as a sometimes-substitution!

    Continuing to pray...

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  11. The pie looks scrumptious and it is indeed a nice change from shortcake. Have a Happy 4th with your family, XOXO

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  12. Beautiful plate and delicious-looking pie! I also make a red, white, and blue pie which uses both strawberries and blueberries. We love that, too! I'll be checking out Kitty's recipe.

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  13. Beautiful plate, and can you believe I have never made strawberry pie? What am I waiting for! I'm sure Mr. Shedd would be glad to forgive you if you gave him some pie. Sending love...

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  14. Oh yum... we have passed through strawberry season here in PA. Sadness. Warren's mom kept us stocked with them while they lasted from her picking sessions in a local field.
    Beautiful plate.

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  15. Fresh strawberry pie is so good! Happy Canada Day and Happy 4th of July weekend to you!

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  16. That is a pretty plate and the strawberry pie looks delicious on it. : )

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  17. Makes me want to make a strawberry pie right now!
    Thinking of you, Vee.

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  18. I haven't had a strawberry pie in years! It looks delicious!

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  19. How fun it would be to see that pretty scene on the plate once the pie was enjoyed. I made a strawberry pie from the MGCC site on Memorial's Day. It was fabulous and had me thinking the same thing as John. A very nice change from strawberry shortcake.

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  20. Our you pick strawberries are coming to an end.........I've always made a sponge cake with strawberries and whipped cream when I have a lot of strawberries to use. A pie sounds lovely! I've never made one.

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  21. Beautiful post. That plate is so pretty, and it goes w/o saying that the dessert looks great!

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  22. I love ANYTHING with strawberries - pie, cake, shortcake! Delicious and yes, lots of berries will be consumed in North America this weekend!

    ps- your plate is lovely empty as well!

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  23. Hi Vee, The plate is pretty and the pie just makes it delicious. :):) That does looks so good. There's a restaurant in town that specializes in strawberry pie. Blessings to you for a good holiday weekend. Hope you get to be with family. xoxo, Susie

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  24. Ok Vee....you have managed to make me so hungry for Strawberry pie...my husband's favorite. The recipe I have used for years differs from this one...but it looks just marvelous on your beautiful Johnson Brothers plate! Just a lovely summer post! Remembering you in prayer during this time...blessings to you and your family!

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  25. Hi Vee! Friendly Village is one of my favorite patterns, and filled with a piece of strawberry pie, that even John found was delicious, makes my heart happy. I also loved you post on your sweet doll clothes. You're still in my prayers, sweet friend. May you have a Happy 4th with your family. Love and blessings, Kitty

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  26. I love strawberry shortcake, but never thought to make a strawberry pie, my mind is always on shortcake. Thanks for sharing the link to the recipe.

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  27. we will have strawberries, for sure...can't go wrong...probably a store bought pound cake (I can't make them any better)
    we all love you, Vee...and I hope your time with family on the 4th will be blessed....

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  28. The dessert looks yummy Vee. Praying for you to have a great 4th of July. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  29. Hi Vee, My grandma had one of The Friendly Village plates. I think they are lovely. Our fresh strawberries are gone now and blackberries are plentiful. Vee, we are preparing to move but I hope to be back blogging soon. God bless you.

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  30. My favorite all time cake is strawberry shortcake, but I'd never turn down strawberry pie, Vee! Your plate is very pretty. Have a good Fourth of July with your kids and grandkids!

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  31. I love strawberry pie, as long as the berries are sweet and not crunchy and the gooey stuff actually has flavor. No whipped cream on mine please. But if it's strawberry shortcake, i prefer the biscuit kind. Just a heads up, in case i drop in. xo PS I have always loved that Friendly Village pattern.

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  32. I love strawberry pie, as long as the berries are sweet and not crunchy and the gooey stuff actually has flavor. No whipped cream on mine please. But if it's strawberry shortcake, i prefer the biscuit kind. Just a heads up, in case i drop in. xo PS I have always loved that Friendly Village pattern.

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  33. I love the plate use of the quote and the pie!

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  34. Strawberry pie on your Friendly Village plate--what could be prettier? Lovely thoughts, dear Vee. ♥

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  35. Looks so yummy, Vee. Kitty has lovely dessert recipes, I am always drooling when I visit her blog.

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