Summer is basically over. I hope you had a good one. I got a lot done but never really “relaxed”. Hopefully next summer. We got most of what we wanted done on our cabin in Grand Marais. We have a few little things to do, but then the fun starts.
Cabins like ours are for doing fun things outside. Pruning, planting trees. Little fun projects. Fishing.
One of the things I love about summer is eating certain foods. Especially pie. I love pie. This summer we didn’t eat or make a lot of pies because we were so busy, and we were trying to lose weight. By the way, intermittent fasting works.
We dropped our daughter in Duluth last week. She was flying home and then to Hong Kong. On the way back, we stopped at Bettie’s Pies in Two Harbors. I have passed this place a thousand times and the parking lot is full of cars, but I have never been in there. This time we stopped.
We got a tart cherry pie.
I have to say, it was amazing. I love a tart cherry pie. It’s one of my favorites. I also like an apple, and a lemon pie. My wife’s favorite is tart cherry or strawberry rhubarb.
When we make pie at home, we make a crust with leaf lard and butter. It adds flakiness to the crust. We also use vodka in place of some water. It makes it tender because the gluten doesn’t get as tough.
My friend Peter restarted his families pie business when he stopped trading. You can find Fasano’s Pies all over now. He makes a pretty darn good pie.
What’s your favorite pie? Do you make them at home or do you buy them?