Yesterday was Lexington's kick off for the Fourth of July Weekend festivities. It began, as always, with the Great American Pie Contest and Ice Cream Social at Cheapside Park downtown.

It was a gorgeous 80 degree day ~ a much welcomed change from the recent near 100 degree muggy ones. Our dear friends Shawn and Julie came to hang out with us and do serious damage on some pizza from the local pizzeria, Goodfellas.

My pie, a Chocolate, Walnut and Fig Pie one second place in the semi-homemade category. I can make an ok pie crust but definitely not an award winning one. So I went the semi homemade route and used a store bought one...kinda cheating, but when they offer that category, why not utilize it?
(Like Canaan's cream pie teeth? :)

We came home and Canaan was inspired to make a pie as well. He titled it "Blerry" pie (that would be blackberry and cherry pie to you.)

We've also been using lots of fresh berries on crepes lately. Savory and sweet crepes are on the menu often around here.