National Pie Week 2017
ADVERB & ADJECTIVE
In confusion or disorder, untidy
disordered, disorderly, untidy, disorganised, messy, chaotic, jumbled, muddled, confused, unsystematic, irregular, cluttered, littered
Late 16th century: rhyming jingle, probably with reference to the irregular herding together of pigs.
Higgledy Piggledy Higgidy Pies! It’s National Pie Week and I’ve been testing out some rather delicious pies by Higgdy Pies! My kind of perfect may not be what others see as perfect, as I am a big fan of the potpourri or patchwork style of table setting……..I love to use mismatched crockery and cutlery, both old and new, perfect or seconds, I can see the beauty in it all. Each individual piece resonates with happy (and sometimes sad) memories of times gone by, and celebrations and events where the plates, cups, mugs or knives and forks have been used, so a mismatched table setting ends up being a myriad of memories……
……and precision and perfection is not always the best thing in the food world either; think of how beautifully erratic home-baked buns or cakes sometimes look – baked with love and incredibly tasty, but they may appear a bit higgledy-piggledy and dare I say untidy when compared to their commercial cousins. Higgidy believes in the joy of enjoying delicious food with the people you love, so they don’t mind if each one of their pies, quiches or sausage rolls doesn’t look quite like its neighbour, and I just love their new packaging, which features hand-drawn illustrations that are inspired by an eclectic collection of ceramic plates.
We enjoyed one of their amazing pies today, for lunch, with tenderstem broccoli and new potatoes, sitting at an old wooden table with old, new and vintage cruets, plates, bowls, jugs, glasses and cutlery. It was a tasty meal and as I sat, enjoying the meal and sipping my glass of wine, I remembered on each occasion where the plates, cutlery and bowls had made an appearance, from wild birthday parties and sultry BBQ’s to Christmas dinners and impromptu fireside meals, as well as afternoon tea under the shade of a tree…….it was wonderful to eat and reminisce at the same time! The pies were packed with tender chunks of British beef, bathed in a rich Sussex ale sauce, and the pastry crust was delightfully crisp. My husband asked to see the packaging, as he was convinced it was one of my own home-made pies – high praise indeed, as I am known for my light, crisp pastry and tasty pies!
Higgidy’s pies, quiches and sausage rolls, are available in all major supermarkets, and if like me you champion the alternative or not quite perfect, but like good food and wine, than these rustic looking pies will be perfect for you and your family! I know what my kind of perfect is, what is your kind of perfect? Karen
Disclaimer: Paid Collaborative Post with Higgidy; all views are my own and I was not asked to write a favourable review.
Crockery, Cruets and Cutlery: Assorted Vintage and The Caravan Trail by Churchill China