It's a snowy monday in sunnyside and today is pie day. We're going to make a blackberry apple pie. Last week we went for a lemon honey pie that turned out great. Filling ingredients: 1/2 cup lemon juice, 1/2 cup honey, 3 egg whites, lemon zest. Our pie crust is very simple: 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/2 cup milk, 2 cups unbleached flour, 3/4 cups oatmeal. (None of that chopping of butter and sprinkling of ice water that makes pie crusts so tedious.) Today is also soup day, chicken soup. We're starting with a mirepoix (the Beast's first): saute of celery, carrot, onion, and thyme. (maybe a bit of red wine). With revolutions ongoing around the globe we feel some springtime ray of hope. The crocuses are popping up around the neighborhood and we've planted our first indoor delphiniums and calendula for the spring gardening season. Whit, we owe you an email. Thanks for those links. Evan, we'll see you this week we hope. Shouts out to our peops in England and the goats and dogs and cats of Wales. Peace.