First, assemble ingredients. In this case, fresh apricots from the tree in the back yard.
Second, secure the parrot. Leaving him on the counter while you upload photos of step one is not going to work.
What’s really impressive here is that he actually landed a second pie tin on top of the one in the bottom left corner.
Clearly, step three is wash everything.
For any other cooking bloggers out there who share their space with a parrot, an addendum to Step 1 would be: get the kitchen in tip top photographic shape. You can’t always shoot around surprises.