Wednesday, August 16, 2006


Instead of making the blueberry cheesecake I make some blueberry cobbler. It was a lower fat option and took less time but still tasty. I must say that I love summer fruit. It is great to have an explosion of different fruits in season ready for you to try.

Cherries have long been a favorite of mine. We had a cherry tree in our yard when we first moved to Washington. It was heaven climbing up the tall tree and eating ripe cherries until we were full. The first year that we lived there there were worms in the cherries that were not noticed until my mother saw some in one of my sister's diapers. They learned quickly that they needed to spray for pests.

Strawberries are another favorite of mine. We have a nice patch of strawberries growing in our back patio. They are a bit heat stressed so they are not producing very well at the moment. I have a killer recipe for strawberry pie and I love making it often.

Peaches are my all time favorite. I love a nice and juicy peach on a warm summer day. My parents have a peach tree in their back yard and when they come and visit often they will bring some frozen peaches down with them. I think peach crisp is one of the best non-chocolate dessert ever.

My love of blueberries has only recently happened. I never really cared for them fresh but they are amazing when they are baked into things. Blueberry pancakes are a nice Saturday morning treat. What are some of your favorite summer fruits?


bella said...

Ah, blueberries! I had about 17 gallons of blueberries in my freezer, and we found all kinds of cool stuff to do with them -- the best is pear or apple crisp or cobbler with blueberries sprinkled through: You get all the color and flavor, without all the 'mess' of the blueberries!

Muffins w/ blueberries are great, too...

Summer fruits: love them, but just can't seem to bring myself to spend the money on them this year. (And no, we don't have any 'freebies' in our yard -- I'm jealous!)



chelle said...

We love strawberries around here! Mmm
The Blueberry cobbler sounds fantastic! I am glad you FINALLY had time (hehe last post) We moms are sooo busy *wink* (I so have done that so many times!!)

Anne/kq said...

I'm not a blueberry fan. I'll eat them on cheesecake (in pie filling form), but other than that, eh. Even pie is not so hot. Now, give me a mango and I'm set. I'll eat mango any way you serve it-- raw, in fruit salad, in tarts with lime, as a cake filling, in curries... Mango is a great summer fruit.

Mel said...

Ah! DH planted a blackberry bush, grapes, raspberry plants, peach trees, a pear tree, strawberries galore. The neighbors have apricot trees to share. It's our first year so we didn't produce a lot yet this year. However, I did put up lots of jams (strawberry, raspberry, apricot/pineapply). Yum! I think the raspberry jam is my favorite.

Jenny said...

I'm all about the strawberrys baby. Mmmm...strawberries.

Lisa M. said...

I have found that a really good combo is blueberry and pear cobbler, with a splash of cinn.

That usually tastes REALLY good to me!

SOunds fabulous.