Sunday, July 11, 2010

life is uncertain . . .

. . . blog about dessert first!

I don't think I've mentioned this yet, but I went in with a couple of friends (Courtney! Crystal!) and ordered cherries, peaches, and blueberries from a local apple orchard that trucks fruit in from Michigan. Crystal and I split 10 pounds of sour cherries, and they arrived yesterday!

First order of business? PIE, of course. :)

Oh. Yes.

I haven't had a piece of real cherry pie in SO long, and cherry pie is my FAVORITE PIE EVER. (I feel very strongly about cherry pie, obviously.) :) Totally worth the 40 minute drive out to the orchard to pick up the cherries!


Mid-July is a fun time to go to the Farmer's Market. I think Dan and I spent over $70 this week! Our fridge is packed with fresh veggies, and several of them made their way into meals this weekend.

For example . . .

Homemade veggie Italian sausages, new potato salad with a buttermilk-herb dressing, and more green salad with more homemade blue cheese dressing. Yumyumyum.

And . . .

Falafel with the usual fixings, and a side of Greek Zucchini Salad with Crumbled Feta. Normally, I don't much care for zucchini . . . I think of it as flavorless, watery, and soggy when cooked. I could see myself getting behind zucchini with this salad, though! The thin ribbons of zucchini and summer squash soaked up the lemony dressing beautifully, and the feta was a nice, salty addition. Yum again!


What kinds of veggies are you enjoying this summer?


Crystal said...

Awesome pie! I did make mine yesterday and the rest of the pitted cherries went into the freezer. My counter looked like a bloody war, but it cleaned up easily :)

Thanks for picking them up! It was great to see you and Dan.

Anonymous said...

That pie is gorgeous! I love your pretty lattice top--very impressive :-)

Yay for cherries, peaches, and blueberries!!


Anonymous said...

That cherry pie does look Yummy!

care to share the recipe for the homemade sausages?