Just realized how much my busted and mostly dead basil plant looks like a praying mantis just lurking in the background. Gonna buy a fresh & new one at the greenmarket next weekend… sorry, buddy, you’re depressing the hell out of me.
Also I would say that the best part of baking a pie is getting pie crust cookies but, like… pie…
Tried my hand at peach pie for the first time tonight… I just took it out of the oven so the taste test will have to wait until tomorrow, but so far it looks/smells like a peach pie ought to! I wanted to get it a bit more brown on top but since I was 10 minutes over the prescribed baking time and getting bored of checking I decided it was done enough. Should be fine.
I did go full idiot when I took it out of the oven for the last time and pulled it out on the cookie sheet, and now I have a wicked wrist burn to prove it. Battle scars, y’all. Battle scars. Of course, it’s right where my bracelet usually sits, so that should be fun.