Saturday, August 24, 2013

You need pie! BLACKBERRY PIE!

The last few Saturdays of summer are some of my favorite days of the year.  Today was one such example.  After washing and detailing our vehicles I remembered today was our town's annual "Blackberry Arts Festival" and asked Mark if he wanted to take a walk through it.  Sure! So we jumped in the Jeep, which is perfect for a summer ride with the top off it right now. 

We walked around the festival noticing all the blackberry foods and even taste tested a few goodies: 
~blackberry fudge
~blackberry lemonade
~blackberry beef jerky
~blackberry pies, cobblers, and crisps
~blackberry jam
         And so much more!

            (Search Pinterest for Blackberries recipes here!)

Before we went back home we stopped on one of our country roads and picked some blackberries, as I really wanted to make a blackberry pie and some blackberry lemonade.  We picked the best tasting blackberries ever, while a couple of horses kept us company.

Then back home for the lemonade.  I made a pitcher of lemonade then added some blackberry puree  from the fresh blackberries. We ate some Summer Sausage (we bought at the festival), Colby Jack cheese and crackers, sipping on our iced blackberry-lemonade. 

 Then I moved on to my Baking Corner and made a blackberry pie.  I realized I haven't made a blackberry pie in a couple years.  Back when there were always kids around here I'd make SEVERAL a WEEK!  I'd tell the girls, just bring me four cups of picked blackberries and I promise to always make a pie for you.  I can whip up a pie and get it in the oven in less than 5 minutes.

And back out of the oven in 45 minutes....

When the pie was baking I painted a quick little sign, "You need pie!"

I could barely get the pie out of the oven before I just had to take a teaspoon and taste test my blackberry pie.  Perfect....Yummy.  "Mark, do you want to try a piece?"  "Best pie you've ever made!"  LOL We have fun here at Sweet Woodruff Acres.

It's time for dinner, but no one is hungry...

Enjoy these sweet summer days...
             Blessings, Heidi