There are so many things I love about Summer; sunshine; blue skies; beach days; warm breezes; picnics; campfires; s’mores… the list goes on and on. But if I had to choose my favourite thing about Summer, I would have to say that fresh local berries and stone fruits steal my heart every time.
Last weekend Cole and I went berry picking and came home with buckets of ripe strawberries, sweet raspberries and juicy blueberries. I am up to my ears in fresh local berries right now and absolutely loving every minute of it.
Because its summer time and I have just been completely overwhelmed by all of the gorgeous local berries that are lurking behind every corner, I have been going a little overboard with the fruit pie making situation. Can you blame me? I mean come on, is making a lot of fruit pies realllly a bad thing? Personally I think there are much worse problems that a person could have besides having an overabundance of fresh fruit pies in the house… Am I right?
I whole heatedly agree with the above statement, and I think that Cole does too; however I am a girl who likes to change things up when it comes to creating in the kitchen. So this week when I couldn’t help but buy a very large case of blueberries from the farmers market – because really…. who can resist a case of fresh local blueberries – I vowed that instead of making a pie I would do something completely different with these blueberries.
Alright, so it is officially blueberry season and it seems like everywhere I go there are blueberries just begging for me to take them home and bake them into something delicious! The amount of fresh fruit in my house right now is bordering on insane but I just can help myself! All of the local berries have finally started to show up at my produce store and it is all just too scrumptious to pass up! I see a flat of deep blue blueberries and I think “Yes, I NEED these!” Hence the cornucopias amount of blueberries on my counter right now. My boyfriend was beginning to get a little bit worried about exactly what I was going to do with such a large amount pf blueberries, but he needn’t worry (silly man) – I had big plans for those blueberries!