Quilts and Pies, Oh My!

Ok, here’s a random, jumbled post for you.

I made a cherry pie last night with two jars of morello cherries I got from Trader Joe’s a few weeks ago.  It was spectacular, if I do say so myself, and there is a very good reason for that:  I tried a new crust.

For years I have only used the pie crust recipe handed down for generations in my husband’s family.  And I was very happy with it.  But then I saw the latest post over at Smitten Kitchen and thought that her crust just looked……irresistible.

So I tried it.  And good lord, it is the best crust I have tasted in my entire life, I kid you not.  I urge you all to try it immediately!

Other than pie – making I have been doing woefully little because of the massive heat wave we have been experiencing.  The animals are unhappy, I am unhappy….it’s just beastly out there.  Fortunately I have plenty of shade for them and I hooked up a misting attachment so they can get some moisture on them to cool off.  Tomorrow is supposed to be about 100, so wish us luck with that.

Mostly I have been sitting in the A/C working on handquilting.

I started this….two years ago?  Anyway it’s easy and doesn’t require much effort, which is good because seriously I just need a hammock to hang out in and take lots of long, summer afternoon naps.  That’s all I want do do right now.

How about you?  How are you beating the heat?

If you’re looking for good reading I highly recommend The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels.

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One thought on “Quilts and Pies, Oh My!

  1. That’s funny, I have that pie crust recipe on my to-do list (along with one other). I’m glad you liked the ‘girl with..”books- I loved them, and was confused by some of the reviews. Just passed the 1st and 2nd on to my sister…dying to hear what she thinks. And looking for #3! Stay cool…we need to get you up to Maine!

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