Peach and Blueberry Pie! Peaches and blueberries are in all of the fruit markets and I have to tell you, these peaches are WONDERFUL eaten out of hand. But, the Mister needs his cake dome filled each weekend so I decided to make him a peach pie with some blueberries thrown in too. It is a wonderful combination.
I decided to make a lattice top on this pie and brushed the lattice with milk and then sprinkled it with cinnamon-sugar right before baking. The crust came out a lovely golden brown and I'm a huge fan of cinnamon-sugar and it really gives a nice light crunch to the top crust.
Fresh from the oven! MMMmmm...can you smell it? I sure can! :-)
So lest you thought I had forgotten the Mister's dessert, I wanted you to know that this week it was Peach and Blueberry pie. Simple to put together and a tasty summer fruit pie. So good, in fact, that I had a slice for lunch. Hey! Fresh berries with a minimal amount of crust. That has to be a nutritious lunch!
Besides doing a little baking I've spent most of the weekend in the garden or in the kitchen with putting up produce. The Mister likes pickled beets and requested I make him a few jars. He that asketh, receiveth! I decided to use some of the smaller beets which are just as tasty and tender as the larger ones for the pickled beets. I think these make a nice and colorful addition to a relish tray. Especially nice since they are small in size.
Indulge me please...I just get a kick out of seeing my jars lined up. I'm kind of funny that way. It is a sort of confirmation to me that I planted seeds, they grew, I harvested and now we will have them this winter.
I printed up some labels on the computer and slapped them on the lids. Now to put them in the canned goods larder. One jar didn't seal right away but I was fine with that because the Mister wanted to have some now, so we kept one jar in the frig and he's enjoying them. In fact, I am enjoying them too and I didn't even know I liked pickled beets! tee hee!
My countertop is covered in cucumbers at this very moment so I must finish up this post and get back to canning. There are only so many cucumbers two people can eat daily, but they are growing fast and furiously so I need to put up the mountains that are covering the counter. Today I'll make sandwich dill pickle slices. OOOooohhhh sooooo goooooooood on a hamburger! Tomorrow I'll put up some bread and butter pickles.
Until next time,