Monday, June 16, 2008

Days of Our Blackberries

Seriously, if berry season doesn't end soon, I'm going to look like this cat from lolcats:


Despite my fear of weight gain, once again we tried another cobbler recipe over the weekend, Pioneer Woman's blackberry cobbler #2. It's all in the name of science, of course, but I didn't realize science was so calorie-laden. Or does science make it calorie-free? Ah, if only...

That's homemade buttermilk ice cream, too

Results: This one uses lemon juice and lemon zest in the berries, which was a nice touch. Since our berries have been on the tart side (it's a trade-off between letting the berries fully ripen and getting to them before the birds snag 'em), I added extra sugar to the berries. The biscuity topping is not very sweet, but you do sprinkle the top liberally with sugar before baking. Over all, I still think I like the crisp best, but Spork is still longing for "the cobbler you made last year, the short-bready one". Unfortunately, I don't remember which recipe I used, so the search continues.

For some different berry news, I picked my first yellow tomato Saturday. I had to beat a wasp off of it with a stick to get it, so I'm pretty proud. I did scream like a little girl when the wasp held onto the stick and started crawling towards me, but I feel like I have permission to scream at that point.

And if that's not enough berry excitement, Spork and I headed to the farmers' market Saturday and picked up a flat of blueberries. Doesn't this just scream 'pie'?


Spork In the Eye said...

You fail to mention: that doesnt look like some store bought ice cream.

Kari said...

You mean that yummy homemade buttermilk ice cream?

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