I went home for Christmas found some of my Grandmother’s recipes so I set about creating articles based on them and on the pie birds and pie dishes that I remember from her kitchen. My mother found a few that she used to use in the far-distant past. Have we lost the pie-making habit and skills? The best bit about all this is that my Mum bought me a blackbird pie bird just like the one my granny used to have. Take a look at it and the pie that I made.