Sunday, July 04, 2010

4th of July

4th of July Blueberry PieThis blueberry pie with stars & the cracked Liberty Bell was the hit of the 4th of July BBQ I was at today. The 1st guest that saw it saluted. I can testify that it tasted as good as it looked, putting me in mind of homes with porches & pies cooling on the window sill.

4th of July FireworksAs is usually the case, clouds rolled in tonight, giving us less than ideal viewing conditions for the fireworks along the wharf. Some years the event is little more than a fuzzily colored sky. Fortunately this year the clouds weren't low enough to totally obscure the show, & it was the spectacle it should be. The crowd around Fort Mason did not seem as thick as usual, so I was able to get close to the pier from which the rockets are shot off. The view was great, the fireworks seeming to fall straight down toward us.


y2k said...

That's impressive decorating on the pie. I assume it's homemade?

I was only able to make an unremarkably-looking strawberry-rhubarb crisp for the July 4th party, which requires much less skill than a blueberry pie.

Axel Feldheim said...

The blueberry pie was most certainly homemade! Your strawberry-rhubarb crisp sounds wonderful. My culinary skills on the 4th of July did not extend beyond tossing a spinach salad.