We had an amazing time in England, mostly visiting friends and family. As G is from Bristol, that was our base, and we spent time in Bath and went up north to York, as well. It was my first trip to anywhere in the North of England, and York is stunning- I was so surprised I hadn’t heard of it being a major tourist destination fro those visiting England, since it is so picturesque and interesting.
When in Bristol, I had a certain something on my hit list. I had recently heard of Pieminister, a Bristol-based savoury pie company that makes ridiculously delicious pies…. of the deep-dish, personal-sized kind. I have never met a pastry I didn’t love, so I was very interested in trying it….
and I was hooked. Guy and I loved the Mr. Porky, which is a lovely pork, apple and potato pie in a delicious gravy. I also love the Heidi Pie, which is a sweet potato, spinach and feta pie. So. Damn. Good! But above the tasty pies, I really support the mandate of the company, which focuses on free range, sustainably farmed and local animals and ingredients. Oh Pieminister, do you franchise? Because G and I talked quite seriously about opening one up here in Toronto. Except I’d eat the profits. I ate so many, I even got a frequent pie-buy card- I’m only 2 pies away from my free pie! When we’re back in the spring, I’ll finish it off.
I know I’m going on and on about pies here, but when we got a bit lost looking for G’s friend’s house, we needed to turn around, and guess what we found?
The Pieminister factory, of course!!! Look how elated I am in that picture. That’s pure pie joy right there.
I have to share this hilarious (albeit blurry) photo of G’s young self that he found at his parent’s house:
Doesn’t he look like a extra from one of the Harry Potter films?! Fortunately he grew into his looks:
I bought yarn in England, I swear. Yarn post coming soon.