Thursday, 4 October 2012

Book festival squash pie

I can't wait any longer to tell you about all the exciting stuff! OK that's going to make this sound like a waaaayyy more exciting post than it is... Never mind, I shall continue anyway.

I've had a bit of a hard time recently getting hold of my social security card (ie. I applied for one, they processed it, and it never arrived in the mail), so last week I had to go back to the social security office and apply for a replacement for something I never had... And a couple of days ago it arrived! So now I can, erm, officially pay taxes... Yays?

Also last Friday, I managed to get an advance on my paycheck, so I finally have some money woo! Unfortunately, because my bank account is new, my bank put a hold on it. But I had $200 to spend at the weekend! I felt rich! This was fortunate, because last weekend was the Baltimore Book Festival, conveniently located just up the road, woo!

I managed to get seven books for $29, five of which were new, bargain!

We also popped into the "cathedral of books" that is the Peabody library. Love this place.

Last week my lovely new colleague kindly gave me some of her excess squash.

This obviously meant I had to make a pie. A very scrummy "pumpkin" (I used acorn squash) pie topped with candied pumpkin seeds.

We are very sad that this is now all gone :(

But that just means we'll have to make more pie!

Exciting plans for this weekend :D

I won't tell you what the temperatures have been like here the past couple of days, you wouldn't like it...


  1. Gemma, you are sounding so American already! "Mail"! Really?! Whatever happened to good old 'post'!? Love your blog though. Sounds like you are having a fantastic time. :)

    1. I know, I don't know why, but some English words just don't feel right here! For example, the shop downstairs isn't really big enough to be a supermarket, so I call it the grocery store because it fits better. For some reason "mail" sounded better to me when I was writing that! Weird right?! How are you?

  2. That might be my fault, I have always said 'mail' I think..