The namesake for the shop is our old blue wood stove that now holds court along the back wall of the store. The stove was purchased from Montgomery Wards in 1926 by my great-grandmother Elsie. For fifty years it remained well-used on their upstate New York farm. Elsie passed the stove on to my mother, Glen when she was a newly-wed. Elsie also passed along many recipes and lessons in the art of pie-making to my mother who became so adept at pie-making that pies were nearly begged of her by any one who had the pleasure of trying them. When cancer took my mother at an untimely age, I wanted to do something to honor her life and all that she taught me. I wanted to try to recreate those pies that I loved, those smells and flavors that reminded me of home.
At the shop, we follow the techniques and many of the same recipes that I grew up with. To maintain that wonderful and unmistakeable homemade quality, we make all of our baked goods in small batches. Our pie dough is homemade and every pie is rolled out and individually decorated by hand. We use fresh, seasonal, and wholesome ingredients, with no substitutes or artificial fillings.
We have a great time making, serving, and definitely eating lots of pie at the shop.
I hope you enjoy,