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A little less than a happy high
Verily summer has come, for there is pie.
Drew and I ventured to the famed 2nd Circle last night because agoodshinkickin and I had to make strawberry rhubarb pie. Drew disagrees, but as far as I’m concerned, summer does not begin until I’ve had a taste of the tangy-sweet goop that fills this most profound of fruit pies. To make his point, Drew made mention of such things as peach cobbler or cherry pie as being the true harbingers of the warm season, but I have pronounced him infidel (or at least hailing from a more southerly state.)

Rhubarb is scarcer in this city than it should be.

Joe made crust. We had dinner and gabbed. Pie was a superb first effort. It was a bit messy (too much fruit, maybe?) and Joe said that he thought it should be sweeter, but Ms_E and I were very happy with the results. Next time I will try to have my grandmother’s recipe on hand, just for the sake of. Her crust is not nearly as easy to make, but I think it’s more robust and I seem to recall it soaking some of the flavor into its flaky goodness.

Current Mood: Mmmm... pie

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guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: June 26th, 2002 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)


Well obviously if it's harder to make, it will taste better!
komos From: komos Date: June 26th, 2002 09:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: duh

Heh. There is some truth to that, but I don't think that's always the case. Harder to make also means "easier to screw up."

Really, I'm just happy to have had pie.
guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: June 27th, 2002 09:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, but if you succeed, it's infinitely better coupled with the feeling of accomplishment.

And you didn't save me any? :P
komos From: komos Date: June 27th, 2002 11:23 am (UTC) (Link)
True enough. :)

And sadly, no. When I cook in foreign kitchens, the locals tend to keep the spoils. Maybe if I get motivated enough before the "Thin Red Line," I'll try to bake another.

Krikey... I still need to clean.
guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: June 27th, 2002 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
"Clean"? Is this another one of your elite foreign language phrases? I am not familiar with it.
komos From: komos Date: June 27th, 2002 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
No... I've just grown tired of living like a barbarian. Mostly, though, it's a project to regain control of my environment for the sake of having control over something.
guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: June 28th, 2002 01:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah yes, believe me, I wholly understand and sympathize. My life has been insane for the last couple months.. and I derive extreme pleasure from having my room finally mostly organized and neatened. It makes me feel like my life is actually somewhat together, rather than the big mess it seems like sometimes.
wisdom_seeker From: wisdom_seeker Date: June 26th, 2002 02:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm jealous...

I don't even know if they have rhubarb here.

I was thinking, while I'm in MA, the day I'm at my folks' house, I should try and get some of the strawberry rhubarb that my mom planted in the back-yard a few years back. I grew up on that kind of pie: Strawberry rhubarb pie made just with "strawberry rhubarb," no strawberries at all. I don't think I've ever had pie that had both strawberries and rhubarb in it. Have you had both kinds? My mom's rhubarb pie was very tart and sweet all at once. I should get her recipe, too...
komos From: komos Date: June 26th, 2002 02:51 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: I'm jealous...

Strawberry rhubarb pie without strawberries? I pronounce you infidel! ;)

Seriously, yes, I have had rhubarb pie. Rhubarb grew like a weed for us, and it ended up in every baked good imaginable. Pies, cobblers, bread, cakes, muffins, etc. We also made preserves out of the stuff and even did the pick and eat thing with liberal amounts of sugar on hand.

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