Today is 3.14 which is pretty close to the value of pi. I’m not much of a math geek (I really don’t like math, although I did make it all the way through calculus in high school and even got a 4 on the Calculus AB AP Exam) so I’m not going to talk about pi today. I will, however, talk about pie.
I was never a big fan of pie until I discovered Polly’s Pies in Norco. My big problem with pie has always been the crust. I don’t really like it, but plain pie filling can be too sweet. Polly’s makes their own crusts right there in the restaurant and it is divine. I still won’t eat the thick bit around the edge but the rest of the crust? Nom, nom, nom!
|Ollalieberries in their natural habitat
My favorite pie is the fresh ollalieberry pie, which just happens to be in season right around my birthday. This is a one crust pie filled with whole berries and just enough glaze to make it scrumptious, not sickly-sweet.
This berry is a cross between the loganberry (a cross between raspberries & blackberries) and the youngberry (a cross between blackberries & dewberries). It’s a bit like a boysenberry, but not. I get the feeling that all those berries are a promiscuous lot and it’s best to just call them “berries” and eat them up because they are so yummy.