ACTON — Before a big storm you might stock your kitchen with all kinds of meats, vegetables, and greens — things you finally have time to make — only to discover that, oops, you forgot a couple of ingredients and that stew you planned on won’t happen. Or driving home from work, mentally planning the evening meal, you suddenly get that sick feeling. The chicken breasts you meant to defrost are still the freezer. You could use a lifeline here. Which is where Blackbird Savory Pies come in.
Created by brother-sister team Matthew Kline, 61, and Sarah E. Kline, 56, Blackbird Pie Co. produces frozen pot pies using natural ingredients. Matthew Kline develops the recipes for the company’s five products in an open, sunny kitchen here, which he designed around an impressive commercial Montague II range. He found the cooker, which has a built-in wok, when he was living in Chicago and had it shipped east when he moved back to his home state. It sat in storage for seven years, until he built his current house.