Berry Good Pie
Good ol’ Irma Harding, the Betty Crocker of all things International Harvester, reminds me to clean my International Harvester freezer out and keep track of the contents. Rotating the stock in the freezer is of the utmost importance.
The bees are busy, so it looks like we’ll have berries galore to fill freezer. I hate Himalayan Blackberries and secretly wish Irma would recommend using an International Harvester M1 Garand rifle on them, but being a proper home economist, she places more emphasis on frugality and running a smooth kitchen ship, not the hows and whys of warfare on non-native invasive plants. The berries are free, plentiful and tasty, so we fight them during the growing season and pick their fruit in late summer.
My one crust pies during the harried hay season end up looking more like an upside down galette, but they are tasty. It’s up to the discretion of the cook to call it as they see it, the other day when I forgot the hamburger buns in the oven, I just announced that we were having artisan bread rolls! Crusty on the outside and tender still ( whew) on the inside. They all disappeared, no harm, no foul. Right? Irma would be proud!
Doing dishes is not my favorite thing, summer or not, especially baked on pie filling. I’m posting today over at Simple-Green-Frugal about how I thicken my juicy fruit pie fillings to avoid some of the mess of blackberry pie.