These colors are just beautiful!
I needed to make a quick pie this morning as we were headed out to visit with my sons grandparents….ancient, I always take them a treat. So, I did a one crust, fold over the top pie for them (and one for us….picnic along the way). I made the 2/3 C. rye flour and 1/3 C. beer plus the normal stuff crust. Blueberries & fresh lemon verbena. Delicious. Such a nice pie. I used a one pie amount of ingredients and divided into two pies. Perfect, not too large, we could eat half at one sitting and not feel terribly guilty – just a taste.
The visit was lovely. I took a huge bouquet of fresh mint (those nursing homes totally stink). The first thing they did was stick their noses way down in the greenery and just plain smell it up. Poor things, stuck in that place with zip fresh air – it was like an oven in there. As we walked down the hall absolutely everyone was asleep sitting up in their chairs or still in bed or whatever. Sad. We did have a lovely visit though – laughing, talking about their great grandchildren, our grandchildren….the generations just keep going.
Anyhow, after the visit we traveled north in New Hampshire (we were in Concord) to the Kangamangus Highway then crossed mountains. It was a perfect day. At the end we found a very sleepy town with an abandoned, wrecked gazebo which suited us for our picnic. It was in the shade on a quiet street, lots of lawn around, breezes and really a cool, old wooden structure. I could imagine the music it has heard! Well, we left our memory of a Maine Blueberry pie being totally enjoyed by two people and a chocolate lab. Heaven.