One of the many joys of vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard is the fun of discovering something unexpected along the road as you drive. Look at those beautiful cut flowers! No one’s even minding the stand. There’s just a sign saying what they cost; leave your money in a box and pick the bouquet you like. Fresh eggs! Same thing. Stop, leave the requested price, and move along.
Round a bend on the State Road and you see a sign for “Pies and Otherwise,” a road-side, wildly popular word-of-mouth business the late Eileen Blake founded and her family carries on today. Pie. And lots of it. Every fruit and fruit combination you can imagine, plus yumminess like Toll House and lemon chess.
Stop. Peruse the options. Buy one or two. (The people in front of me bought THREE!) Note: Go in search of pie early. By 2 or 3 in the afternoon, the pies are gooone.
We’re currently finishing a cherry crumb. Enjoy.