shawn & i went to the farmer's market for the first time this year. it was awesome. we sampled a bunch of tasty treats, bought enough veggies for meals for the next few days and rhubarb for pie. for my first pie of the season.
we also ate pie. we stopped at the lauretta jean's booth. we talked a guy, i think his name was noah, about the evils of using shortening in pie crust. yeah, i understand, a buttercrust can't be vegan. i get it. i really do. but to me, pie is all about the crust. a flaky, flavorful crust. and nothing beats butter for a flaky, flavorful crust. lose the butter, lose the soul of the pie. and lauretta jean's crust looked buttery and awesome. we split a meatball & mozzarella hand pie and a mini chocolate pie. both were so good i told shawn that i wanted to go back and totally inappropriately hug noah. shawn, because he's my husband, he loves me and agrees with me wholeheartedly on the issue of pie crust, understood completely.