Monday, September 23, 2013


I've got heaps of catching up to do! Summer is so full and time gets away from me. Before I know it, it's gone and I've posted next to nothing. While I organize all of our end of summer thoughts and photos, I'll tide you over with blueberries. 

Looking back at my Instagram pics, I'm finding blueberries pretty heavily featured. It was a great year for them, true, and apparently I was enamored. Still am, because I was pretty down when I went to pick last week and they were finally gone. It's sort of ridiculous to expect blueberries in September, but that just goes to show what an awesome harvest it was. (Sigh) With that, blueberries:

Fresh blueberry pie:
Combine 2 cups of blueberries with 1/3 cup of sugar, 2T cornstarch and 1/3 cup water. Bring to a boil & cook, stirring, until thickened (just a couple minutes). Stir in the juice of a 1/2 lemon and let cool. 
Spread 4oz of cream cheese (or mascarpone) in the bottom of your favorite pastry shell (pre-baked and cooled). Mix 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries into the cooked mixture and spread on the top of the cream cheese. Top with another 1/2 cup fresh blueberries. Chill and serve. 
Perfect summer pie (and fits the bill for breakfast too...)