Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Blueberry Vanilla Jam

Blueberries. Buckets and buckets of blueberries. Sounds like heaven, right?

I eagerly anticipate pick-your-own blueberry season each summer, and when I saw the announcement that the season was starting over at Scott's Yankee Farmer, I got there as fast as I could and between my sister and three nephews, picked about ten pounds of blueberries. I told you - BUCKETS!

Aside from eating them by the handful, freezing them for smoothies, and blueberry muffins, what in the world do you do with that many berries? Make jam of course!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Pappardelle Pasta with Garden Vegetables and Garlic Scape Pesto

Oh, summer, how I love you. Longer days, warmer nights, lazy afternoons spent sipping iced coffee, days at the beach, amazingly fresh vegetables from my garden and the farmers market. This Friday, I came home from my bed at the community garden with several yellow squash and a great big handful of snap peas, and on Saturday I stopped by the farmers market and picked up some beautiful garlic scapes from Hunts Brook Farm, my favorite local farm - I get most of my vegetable seedlings from them each year (including the yellow squash and peas this year) and they have the most amazing produce.