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.
Shortcakes like these hold a special place in my heart.
I think a lot of the time when people in North America think of “Shortcake” they imagine a vanilla sponge cake layered with berries and whipped cream.
But growing up in our house shortcakes meant something different. Shortcakes in my moms kitchen meant sweet, flaky, buttery, almost scone-like bundles of pastry joy, that were loaded with jam or fresh berry compote and borderline excessive amounts of freshly whipped cream…
In the summertime we would enjoy shortcakes like this for breakfast and dessert on repeat with all the fresh summer until they disappeared. Subsequently they have become one of my all time favourite indulgences. Honestly, just thinking about the word “Shortcake” gets my mouth watering, so I hope that you and your family will enjoy them as much as we always did.
Okay so I have been MIA again. What else is new? I’m so sorry you guys! I owe you so many recipes, and I promise it is on my list of things to do and I promise to get some more posted this weekend. Please just know that I appreciate you all so much everyday for following along and for requesting recipes. You all truly brighten my day, everyday.
In the meantime I thought I would just do a quick little post, because this Bluebarb Crisp was SO easy to whip up and quite frankly I think you need it in your life this weekend.
Keepin’ this post sweet & simple today 😉 Scroll down for the recipe & I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
First things first – I’m not sure if you guys already know this, but just in case you didn’t, I thought I would tell you something pretty awesome; It’s officially Friday! YAY!!!
So in honour of this glorious day, what say you and I celebrate by baking up some deliciousness, in the form of these Blueberry Crumble Bars, which we can then spend our weekends devouring – that is if it lasts you the whole weekend, (psst… they won’t in my house,) Sound good? Alright then, let’s do this!
Who else is saying a big “Heck Yes!” to this weekend? I am so ready for it! Mostly because I’m just super over-excited for the activity I have planned for my Saturday – aka my very first Wedding Dress appointment!!! Eeeepss! I’m so excited you guys!
Also it’s officially the first week of Summer, so you know I couldn’t just leave you guys hanging without hookin’ you up with a killer Ice Cream recipe to celebrate, right!?