With July just around the corner, my food thoughts begin to turn to fresh blueberries. We are fortunate to live in an area that is brimming with fresh produce, farmers markets, and pick-your-own farms. One of our favorite stops is a local, organic blueberry farm. Not only is the price amazing, but the blueberries, picked fresh from the bush, are amazing as well.
We’ve all had epic fails in the kitchen. Most of us usually do not photograph the evidence for all to see. But a friend of mine was brave enough to do just that. As we sat talking about gluten free baking, she detailed the trouble that she was having making a tasty gluten free cupcake. She described her attempts as flat, dense, and sunken. She even showed me a photo.
My family simply loves apples. Their apple habit is one that I as mom am more than happy to support. Buying apples at the store is not terribly economical for us. I’ve needed to resort to other methods of procuring these scarlet gems.
When the boys were young we would spend the afternoon at a local orchard picking apples to our heart’s content. But as the boys grew older and their appetites became that of men, apple picking at the orchard simply became too expensive. ‘Twas fun while it lasted.