Rhubarb, Pear and Berry Pie

Summer keeps rolling along, as does my rhubarb plant. While the pears are not quite ripe yet, I did need to make room in my freezer and had a bag of Asian pears from last season that I quickly froze. Toss in some Washington blueberries, zest and cinnamon and you have yourself a tasty pie. […]

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Blueberry and Cointreau Cream Brunch Stack Cake – IKEA recipe hack

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Stack cakes – yum. Oft made with fresh crepes or grandma’s secret pancake recipe. Today I present my quick version featuring pannkakor (swedish pancakes) from IKEA with home-canned organic free range blueberry filing and cointreau whipped cream. Fruit and cream stack cakes are great for a special brunch or dessert at anytime of day (remember life […]

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Miniature Blueberry Pies

It is a well-established truth that mini makes things better. Miniature blueberry pies are no exception. Using my Breville Pie Maker (great birthday gift Mom!) I used some of my preserved blueberries from last summer (preserved summer bliss details) but fresh or frozen could work too. You would need to make a blueberry syrup by […]

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Upside-Down Cake: Blueberry Ginger or Classic Pineapple

Sticking with the tradition starting in 2013, I made pineapple upside down cake to celebrate Chinese New Year. For the Year of Horse, I upgraded the recipe from last year (no more mixes!) and made two versions: one in the celebratory colors (red and yellow) and another using some of my preserved summer bliss, aka […]

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Preserving the Blueberry Days of Summer

Blueberries – By Robert Frost (excerpt) Blueberries as big as the end of your thumb. Real sky-blue, and heavy and ready to drum. In the cavernous pail of the first one to come! And all ripe together, not some of them green. And some of them ripe! You ought to have seen. My home bushes […]

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