The Suitcase Lady


October 2, 2012, 11:32 pm

Many of us are losing our minds. We are entitled to do this. We live in a country where presidential campaigns last two years and cost billions of dollars. With a set up like this, we would be insane if we weren’t going crazy.

Fortunately, I have found an antidote to this madness. Browsing in a small art gallery and tea shop in Spring Green, Wisconsin, I discovered the art and wit of Minnesota artist, Sue Rowe. You might call her the bear lady, as droll bears appear to have taken over her artistic subject matter. At times her bears are accompanied by text. Sue generously gave me permission to quote one of her bears.

“I did finally get stuff figured out, but by then I didn’t care and I was hungry for pie.

So much for saving the world.

I will blame the power of pie…”

Now head to Sue’s blog (click here) to see her ursine creatures.

If you wish to follow the bear’s sage advice, I offer you this decadent recipe for pecan pie. We all may need it on election night.

Pecan Pie

1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell
1/4 cup soft butter
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup white corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup broken pecans
Cream butter, add brown sugar and beat until smooth.
Combine beaten eggs with corn syrup and vanilla. Add to the butter and brown sugar mixture.
Add pecans and turn into the pie shell.
Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes and then 300 degrees for 30 minutes longer.













2 Comments for this entry

  • Jen

    Pie for president!

  • marilyn verick

    The sock chip accentuates the gap between the haves and the have nots. If you can buy that technology you can pay higher taxes.

    As to pecan pie, I add to a similar recipe a 1/4 cup of strong coffee to cut the sweetness.