Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Happiness is...

...a new half-sized pie dish, which arrived today via UPS from the very talented potter. I filled it with buttery crust and sweet bronze scuppernong grapes.

This photo doesn't quite capture the ethereal color of the pie dish, which is lighter and more violet in real life. I'm really delighted with it.

The pie itself is not as photogenic as usual because I used my butter crust recipe rather than my trusty shortening one. I think the soft Southern flour I bought during the Eat Local Challenge made the dough harder to manipulate, too. And I'm not certain about the proportions I used in the filling. Will it set? Or will it stay runny?

But I'm not complaining--oh, no! It will taste delicious, if the heavenly smell is any indication.