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Granville Island Farmers Market 2nd Annual Pie Contest Winner!

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Hello all! It’s Sandy from the Lily Ashbury team here! I wanted to thank each of you for your inspiration towards our “Granville Island Fall Fest 2nd Annual Pie Contest” that took place last Thursday!

Having never baked a pie before, I knew I was in for a challenge when I decided to enter! So what did I do next? I researched! I read through many of your recipes, tricks, tutorials and tips and then composed a recipe for what I felt was the perfect balance of savory and sweet – Sandy’s Organic Rosemary Apple Pie, in a Meyer Lemon Crust with Caramelized Pecans! I entered the contest, and won 1st Prize for the Best Overall Pie! I also won a bonus 2nd prize for the Most Artistic Pie! With a smile stretched from cheek to cheek, I was happy to accept the beautiful prizes!

I encourage each of you to try baking this pie yourselves and have therefore written up the recipe for you! Please click here for the recipe!

And now, here’s all the recipes you submitted in one spot for your taste pleasure! :)

Apple Pies
Apple Pie by Grandma Ople
Apple Blackberry Pie
Apple Cranberry Pie
Mock Apple Pie
Mom’s Apple Pie
Deep Dish Apple and Pear Pie
Apple Pie Crumble
Moosewood Apple Pear Crisp
Sugar Apple Pie
Sour Cream Apple Pie
English Apple Pie
Apple Pie
Senator Robert Doles Apple Pie
My One Slide German Apple Pie
Old Fashioned Apple Pie
Kentucky Apple Festival Pie
Super Apple Pie
Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust
Cinnamon Apple Crisp
Apple Crisp
Caramel Apple Pie
Mini Apple Pie in a Jar
Potluck Apple Pie
Deep Dish Apple Pie
Sour Cream Apple Pie
Apple Crunch Pie with Red Wine Caramel
Dutch Apple Pie
Apple Pie
Sky High Caramel Apple Pie
Apple Dapple Cake
Rhubarb and Apple Pie
Apple Pie
Apple Pie
Sue’s Creamy Apple Pie
Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust
Apple Cherry Pie
Scrumptous and I do Mean Scrumptous Apple Pie
Paula Deen Savannah High Apple Pie
Apple Pie
Thyme Scented Apple Galette
Caramel Apple Pie
Crunchy Caramel Apple Pie
Caramel Apple Crunch Pie
Apple Pie
Traditional Apple Pie
Easy Skillet Apple Pie
Dreamy Apple Pie
Would A Pie By Any Other Name Taste As Sweet Yes If Its Apple Slab
Candied Apples That You’ll Eat With A Fork
Criss Cross Apple Crowns

Lemon Pies
Lemon Icebox Pie
Layered Lemon Pie

Peach Pies
Ruston Peach Crumb Pie
Peach Pie
Peach a Berry Pie
Brown Sugar Cinnamon Peach Pie
Peach Pie
Mama Thorton’s Peach Pie

Blueberry Pies
Old Fashioned Blueberry Pie
Blueberry Custard Pie
Blueberry Cherry Pie

Pumpkin Pies
Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pecan Pie
No-Bake Pumpkin Pie
Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie
Double Layer Pumpkin Pie
Praline Pumpkin Pie
Easy Pumpkin Pie
Eggless Pumpkin Pie
Impossible Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
Pumpkin Pie
Crustless Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Pecan Praline Pie
Perfect Pumpkin Pie
Soon There’ll be Frost on Pumpkin Pie

Cherry Pies
Cherry Cream Cheese Pie
Classic Cherry Pie in Butter Crust
Cherry Clafouti Recipe
Cherry Pie
Cherry Pie
Sour Cherry Slab Pie

Chocolate Pies
Missouri Mud Pie
Chocolate Pudding Pie
Chocolate Cream Pie
Chocolate Pudding Cake
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
Truffle Pie
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
Chocolate Chip Pie
Cranberry Fudge Pie
Chocolate Pudding Pie
Knock You Naked Brownies
Frozen Turtle Pie
The Pie That’ll Make You Cry
Chocolate Pie Recipe with Cocoa
French Silk Pie
Mocha Silk Pie

Key Lime Pies
Easy West Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie Sorta
Betty’s Key Lime Pie

Pecan Pies
Pecan Pie
Classic Pecan Pie

Coconut Pies
Impossible Coconut Pie
Toasted Coconut Pecan and Caramel Pie
Coconut Pie
Coconut Custard Pie
Impossible Coconut Pie

Raspberry Pies
Raspberry Pie
Raspberry Lemon Pie
Raspberry Rhubarb Pie
Raspberry Peach Pie

Strawberry Pies
Strawberry Pie
Sherry Soaked Strawberry Tart
Cool n Easy Strawberry Pie
Strawberry Lemonade Icebox Pie
Strawberry Twinkie Dessert
Cool and Easy Strawberry Pie

Peanut Butter Pies
Peanut Butter Cream Pie
Peanut Butter Pie
Peanut Butter Pie
Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Pie
Peanut Butter Pie
No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

More Delicious Pie Ideas
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
Grandma Taylor’s Southern Chess Pie
Banoffee Pie 
Banoffee Pie
Margarita Pie with Pretzel Crust
Wacky Watermelon Pie
Milk Pie
Shoo Fly Pie
Grandma’s Sour Cream Raison Pie
Fluffer Nutter Pie
Rhubarb Custard Pie
Mocha Mousse Pie
Nantucket Cranberry Pie
Bumbleberry Pie
Blackberry Pie
Three Berry Pie with Vanilla Icecream
Cranberry Pecan Frangipane
Blackberry Pie
Sour Cream Pear Pie
Mamaw Nancy’s Butterscotch Pie
Rainbow Cheese Cake
Huckleberry Cream Cheese Pie
Individual Fruit Compote Pies

Savory Pies
Tomato Pie
Aussie Meat Pie
Beef Broccoli Pie
Bean Pie

Crust Recipes
The Pioneer Woman – Pam’s Pie Tutorial
Puff Pastry
Double Crust
Pate Brisse Pie Dough

Moda’s Blog Hop

Sunday, September 25th, 2011
Moda Blog Hop with Lily Ashbury Designs
I hope you’ve been enjoying all of the outstanding posts by so many talented Moda designers. When I was invited to be a part of this Blog Hop, I was thrilled because many of you may not know that I produce my designs while immersed in the sights, sounds and energy of my very own version of a Country Fair, right on my doorstep!

Granville Island Vancouver

What’s your favorite fair food?
I am truly blessed to work on Granville Island in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown core where it’s like a country fair all year long. Granville Island Public Market is bursting with fresh organic produce, artisanal cheeses, fresh bakery goodies and every kind of amazing food you can imagine. Lee’s Donuts is famous in Vancouver as having the best and freshest donuts in town. They have donut holes in lots of yummy flavors but every once in awhile I like to go big or go home. Their giant (really giant) fritters are truly amazing!!!

Lee's Donuts, Granville Island

What’s your guilty pleasure?
I wonder if I should admit this or not…oh what the heck! I like to stay up late drinking Pinot Grigio and bidding on crazy Ebay finds. I tend to go through buying sprees of similar things and end up with mini collections. Lately it has been vintage children’s tin tea sets and silver plated napkin rings. I will also admit that I once bought a bag of buffalo teeth (yes, you heard right). I am still trying to live that one down and I swear I will find a good use for them (really I will…).

Guilty Pleasures

What’s on your bucket list?
I have a very large bucket list so let’s hope I live a long life or I may run out of time. I am fortunate to have a wonderful husband who shares many of my dreams. Fraser and I have had our eye on a stunning 67’ classic motor yacht built in 1934. The M.V. Meander is moored on Granville Island which is also a busy boating community. One of our dreams is to own an historical vessel such as this and spend our summers slowly cruising up the coast among the many pretty little islands of the Pacific Northwest.

Bucket List

What inspires your work?
Inspiration is everywhere for me so it’s hard to put my finger on it. However, lately I have been doing collaborative drawings with my daughter Isabella. I am so inspired by the freshness of what she designs, she has no sense of right and wrong and it’s beautiful!


What movie do you watch again & again?

I love the “Shawshank Redemption” starring Tim Robbins. There is just something magical about that story and I have watched it many times. I must also admit I do rather like Tim Robbins’ cute smile…but shhh don’t tell my husband ;)

Tell us about your pet?
We have a very tenacious mini white Schnauzer named Maisy. She is a very smart and rather barky girl with a kind and loving temperment. Maisy has been through a lot in her 7 years. She has been hit by a truck, attacked by an Irish Wolfhound (nasty) and last year she accidentally ran off a 20 foot cliff. In each case she managed to get up and brush it off as though nothing happened which has earned her the well deserved nickname of “Sturdy Girl”. Isabella adores her and has promised her betrothel to Massimo a friends bulldog.

If you could be any age again for one week, what age & why?
I would be six years old so I could explain grown-ups to my daughter Isabella. On second thought maybe I’ll  wait until Izzy turns 14 and befriend her then. I was a bit of a terror at that age and she is very spirited so, well….you get the picture :)

And now it’s time for your craft!

When you’re at the country fair, why not be environmentally friendly and tote your own cutlery along with you! Download these instructions and make your very own Lily Ashbury Designs Cutlery Tote!

To further celebrate the Country Fair blog hop one of our Lily Ashbury team members, Sandy, has decided to enter the Second Annual Pie baking Contest here on Granville Island. The event is happening on September 29th as part of the Granville Island Fall Fest. With only 4 days left to choose a recipe, she’s looking for some inspiration from you!

Send us your recipe and win!

Pie Contest!

We are asking each of you to send us your most wacky or delicious pie recipe by leaving us a comment that includes a link to a recipe!

To thank you for taking the time to offer up your recipes, we’ll be randomly selecting six lucky winners to receive either a charm pack or layer cake of Moda Summer House fabric.

Lily Ashbury Prizes

Thanks so much for visiting and don’t forget to visit Cosmo Cricket tomorrow.



Yummy Strawberry Sauce

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Strawberry season is near so if you have a hankering for cheesecake, try topping it with a yummy Strawberry Sauce infused with Grand Marnier liqueur using a recipe I found on Recipe Source.


1/2 cup Sugar
1 1/2 tbsp Cornstarch
1 cup Orange juice
1/4 cup Grand Marnier liqueur
6 cups Sliced hulled strawberries

In a 2 to 3 quart saucepan, stir  the sugar, cornstarch, orange juice and  liqueur until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring until clear and thickened. Stir in the sliced strawberries until well combined. Let cool and serve over vanilla ice cream.

The napkins  shown in the photograph are from the Elise Line of paper tabletop for Creative Converting, in my Tea Roses pattern.