A random post to share a discovery that I have no doubt the rest of the world already knows: You can make pie dough in a food processor. Oh yes. I have spent years, decades in fact, not knowing this fact.
But now, I know. And that is why we have not one, but TWO pies cooling on the stove right now. Making dough takes a grand total of 3 minutes with a food processor. Literally. Butter goes in with flour. Pulse until crumb-y, add water bit by bit until dough forms a ball. Done. What a revelation!
Now, I'm all for knowing the old non-electricity-requiring ways. For obvious reasons, perhaps. (Imagine if the power went out for an extended period of time...) But to have such convenience available is a luxury I have only just discovered. We don't have a lot of space in the kitchen and elsewhere for that matter, so we have to pick and choose what we keep. And I have to say that our food processor is truly the star of the kitchen. It is the most used appliance I have. (Well, that and maybe the blender for the kids smoothies or jam.)
Anyhow, what started the whole pie thing was a delightful bag of apples from my cousin, who had picked them from her backyard tree. What a gift! They were so tart and sour, they were begging to be made into pie. Around the same time, I noticed a bowl of blueberries leftover from jam-making and in need of attention. So instead of choosing, I made two pies.
There you go.
No such thing as too much pie, right? :)