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Food From Home: Memories of Summer Pies

In Ideas on April 28, 2009 at 9:29 am

The Internet is surely the most powerful tool for human connection every conceived (possible exception: the hug). It’s often talked about it for its power to democratize communication. I also like it because it allows for communication between strangers just as much as between friends. Last week I stumbled upon the following via a link notification. This comes from the Dancing Deer Bakery’s Dancing Deer Blog

We’d like to know what food reminds you of home and hear your comfort food memories and recipes.

Tell us in a tweet or a blog post. And when you do, tag 7 friends as well.
Together we’ll use our tweets and blog posts to raise awareness about family homelessness, our company’s cause.

Now, we’re going to pass the torch to these people:
  1. Chris Perrin, @blogwelldone
  2. Karen Wise,, @wisekaren
  3. Bryan Person,, @bryanperson
  4. Beth Kanter,”>, @kanter,
  5. Rick Liebling,, @eyecube
  6. Steve Garfield,, @stevegarfield
  7.  Chris Brogan, @chrisbrogan

**And the rules**
Link your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post.
* Share what food reminds you of home
* Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
* Let them know that they’ve been tagged

Fresh fruit pie = home

Fresh fruit pie = home

Hmm, what food reminds me of home? Growing up, my family wasn’t much for cooking at home, so I don’t have any great stories of family dinners, etc. But, growing up in the San Fernando Valley, we did have several fruit trees in our backyard – apricot, plum, peach & nectarine. The trees were so full of fruit in the summer, it was ridiculous. You’d get up, walk into the backyard and just pick three or four pieces of ripe fruit for breakfast. They were so juicy and sweet. Well, we just couldn’t eat them all so my Dad started baking pies. After a while he got pretty good at it too. Fresh fruit pie, topped with vanilla ice cream, you just can’t beat that during the summer.

I can’t claim this as my Dad’s recipe, but here’s one for Peach-Apricot pie.

To keep this going, I’m tagging the following people:

1. Aaron Uhrmacher of Disruptology

2. David Mullen of Communications Catalyst

3. Joe Pulizzi of Junta42

4. Paull Young of Young PR

5. DJ Francis of Online Marketer Blog

6. Ryan McShane of FootPRints

7. David Teicher of Legends of Aerocles

*Please Copy and paste the description below:
Dancing Deer’s Sweet Home Initiative raises money for scholarships to help educate homeless women and end family homelessness. As a part oft his initiative, our CEO, Trish Karter, will be riding her bike 1,500 miles from Atlanta to Boston visiting family shelters in each city to raise awareness about this
cause (see:  ). She’ll also be recording stories from the women she meets along the way asking them about their experiences. One question she’ll ask them are what foods remind them of home.

  1. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe and for sharing your memories of home! -The Deers

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