16 July 2006

to market, to market

I've been wanting to visit a local grower to buy produce, and finally, yesterday, I made it out to Potomac Vegetable Farm. I didn't want to overdo it, so I just bought what I know I can use this week...even though my imagination was running wild.

The Delicious Bounty:

And they had pick-your-own blackberries!

As if that weren't enough, (and perhaps so much for the "just what we can consume this week,") on my way out, I could not resist the peaches.

What to make with all this?! I am inspired by Cream Puffs In Venice's delight in berries...need to get my hands on that Berry Bible book...but I also think a blackberry cobbler sounds pretty perfect. And I've been meaning to post my mom's cobbler recipe. It is oh-so-easy and always delicious.

Fruit Cobbler

1 stick butter
2/3 cup milk
4 cups fruit, washed and dried*
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup sugar, divided

Melt the butter in a 9-inch square pan or deep dish. Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and 1/2 cup sugar in small bowl. Add milk and stir until just blended. Spoon batter over melted margarine. Do not stir. Pour fruit over batter and sprinkle with 1/4 cup sugar (or less if your fruit is sweet!).

Bake at 375 degrees for 35-45 minutes, or until golden brown.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

*If you're using peaches, etc. To Peel or Not To Peel is up to you. I love fruit peel, so I leave it on.

**You can substitute the flour, salt, and baking powder in this recipe for 1 cup self-rising flour if you prefer.


1 comment:

Raccoonteur said...

I was shocked --shocked-- to find out that people eat the peel of a peach. And I've eaten squirrel.