Sunday, April 7, 2013

Pie and Taxes

Yes!  I do love being a citizen of the U.S.A. and I don't even really begrudge paying taxes.  But I just wish it could be a little less complicated!

You may have guessed that I have spent most of my time this past week immersed in The-Great-Tax-Hassle!  With the amount of income I have one would think that my taxes would be fairly simple and straightforward.  Such is not the case!   Because I have income from so many sources I simply pay an accountant.  The cost is worth it for my peace of mind.  However, I try to be reasonably organized as I see no reason for paying her to sort receipts etc.

I felt so virtuous after all this that I rewarded us with a Banoffee Pie.  This is my first try and I have to say it is delicious!  But I think it may be one of the seven deadly sins.  Who knew dulce de leche, bananas and whipped cream could be so good?  I'll add an edit when I find the recipe.

The pie plate is a salt glaze piece my sister bought me when she was in Maine many years ago.   I have no idea what pottery it came from, but it's my favorite pie plate.

 Hopefully I will be able to get into the studio for more that thirty minutes at a time this next week.

I wasn't going to do a Mud Colony post this week.  Then I thought that taxes and pie are a part of a potter's life!

I found this recipe for Banoffee Pie At Three Many Cooks.  I omitted the chocolate as I can't eat it.  Next time I may use some sort of brittle as a topping.

It's sunny and warming up.....I hope everyone enjoys the day.

As always, thanks for stopping by..............*s*


  1. cake I can do without, but I do love pie, any kind of pie, this sounds delicious. My income is so little I don't even need to file. Ha. well I might this year cause Gary cashed in a small 401, nothing like waiting till the last minute as I always do.

  2. I can help you with the pie, but you are on your own for the taxes.

  3. I would try it! Everyday a pie, please!

  4. Just before I read about the pie plate being from Maine I was thinking it looked like a vintage plate. Reading on the sidebar I noticed that you live in RI. I had cousins who lived in Warwick RI. I can remember going to Roger Williams Park when we went to visit. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  5. Hi Linda....I usually wait until my accountant reminds me to file.

    Hi Meredith...Thanks for the offer. BTW I'm making your granola recipe this week.

    Hi Gary.....Yes, it's delicious. I'm not sure if could be adapted to a vegan version though.

    Hi Michelle.....Pie for everyone!

    Hi Elena...It's really quite an easy recipe. Thanks for stopping by

    Hi FBMKW....My part of the state.....bumped up against the CT fairly rural. Your photos remind me of happy times when I lived in Concord, MA. Thanks for becoming a follower.

  6. The pie looks so good. Good luck with your taxes, never a nice job.

    Happy week

  7. Dearest Suzi,
    We too gladly pay our accountant for doing our tax papers and it feels always so good for having that behind us!
    You can't eat chocolate? The dark one is so healthy and when I checked the ingredients it turned out that's the only thing I can eat; with the bananas... Ha-ha.
    Your sister's pie plate looks a lot like the one I used to show my fresh mushrooms in. Yours looks a bit shallower I guess but I do love it too; got baked by someone in Germany.
    Hugs to you and happy week ahead.

  8. Hi Carolyn....Tax info is going today. Thanks for stopping by.

    Hi Mariette...Death by chocolate is a true saying for me....well at least a trip to the hospital. The pie plate is salt glazed which originated in Germany.....soooo......*s*

  9. Too bad pie isn't tax deductible. It sounds really delicious.

  10. That pie look delicious. Our crows are light grey and black. Have a nice week.


  11. That pie looks amazing! What a great idea to combine those flavors. Taxes truly suck when you are self employed. My husband has one little W-2 and I have a stack of various W-2s, 1099s, schedule c....gah!

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