Thursday, July 04, 2013

Happy 4th of Pie!

4th of July Illustration by Elizabeth Graeber

Happy 4th of Pie/July! I'm out of the woods and back in our nation's capital and (somewhat begrudgingly) back on the intewebs! I have a lot to write about here-- progressive literary dinners, doughnut islands, students' pie poems, and father/daughter-made rhubarb custard pie at a Maine blueberry farm. But today, I think I'm going to make some sort of icebox treat, go to a few cookouts, share some favorite 4th of July pies past, and pass on the word that Elizabeth and I are running a little sale on the Pie Almanac, offering free shipping anywhere in the U.S. today! Just use the code HAPPY4TH at the checkout over at her Etsy shop.

And if you're still looking for the perfect 4th of July recipe, here's a few favorites from Independence Days past...

Berry Tartlets, seasonal and patriotic (and July's feature in the Pie Almanac)!
~ Blueberry Icebox Pie, good for a hot day like today (or try it with strawberries)
~ Lime & Rasperry Italian Meringue Pie, fresh fruit AND meringue--together at last!
~ Sour Cherry Pie, if you can get yer paws on those ephemeral tart cherries
~ Gooseberry Apricot Pie, last year's selection
~ And a Surry County Peach Sonker with Dip, because the New York Times is on it

Hope your day is fun and delicious! And if you make any pies, these or otherwise, I'd love to see 'em...

Pie: A Hand Drawn Almanac by Emily Hilliard, Illustrated by Elizabeth Graeber

Illustrations by Elizabeth Graeber

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