Mixed Messages... (TWD Bw/J: Berry Galette)
"'Cause you're hot then you're cold
You're yes then you're no
You're in then you're out
You're up then you're down"
Lyrics from "Hot N Cold" - Katy Perry
Summer in the Northeast.
Sweltering and near 100F one day; in the 70's a few short days later - with overnight temps in the 50's.
Mother Nature is sending mixed messages.
Speaking of mixed messages....
Last week, I had to take The Karate Kid to a town board meeting (part of a Government class she is taking).
Poorly run meetings are down right painful, by the way. (Which isn't my point, but I just had to get that off my chest.)
So there we were.
My 17 year old daughter.
A few other residents.
The town board and councilmen.
As is the way of meetings, there was a period of chatter before the start of the proceedings. Who is sick? Who is moving?
Local town gossip.
When you live in a small munincipality - there are few secrets.
Since town gossip was the topic of discussion, it was inevitable that the conversation turned to a recent incident involving a whole slew of teenagers and some not-so-smart actions they had taken (and inevitably been caught doing by the men in uniform...)
After discussing the event and the outcome, the conversation turned quickly reflective as the board members started recounting questionable and/ or illegal things they had done back in the day.
With my 17 year old daughter sitting next to me.
Yes, the people responsible for providing rules and guidance for the community were explaining in great detail what hooligans they were in their youth.
Now tell me, how do I explain that one to my daughter?
My head hurt.
Fortunately, she has a sense of humor and was more amused than horrified (or intrigued).
I guess it was a teaching moment...
It was totally a pie moment.
As in, I really could have used a piece of something that involved fruit and dough.
I wish I had this waiting for me when I came home.
Since blueberries are at their peak up here, I went straight up blueberry.
The cornmeal dough was easy enough to work with , but perhaps a little soft.
It was in the 90's on the day I made this, so I threw a stone of the grill and baked the galette right on the stone - which only took about fifteen minutes (as opposed to a 400F oven on in the kitchen for almost an hour between pre-heating & baking). The grill is totally a friend this time of year.
Warm fuirty goodness. A dollop of ice cream. Things suddenly seem a lot better, no?
This post participates in Tuesdays with Dorie. The recipe for Berry Galette can be found at the sites of this weeks hosts: Lisa of Tomato Thymes in the Kitchen and the amazing Andrea of The Kitchen Lioness.