It’s the heart of summer. We are overflowing with business, but it’s all the good kinds of things to be busy with: work, homestead projects, tending to the animals and the garden, family gatherings, cooking and eating meals with friends and as many trips to the beach as possible.
The other night we drove to Cornucopia for dinner with some friends who have a beautiful little orchard out in the woods. I baked a blueberry pie to take along. The bush in our yard was loaded with berries and I wanted to get to them before the rabbits did. I picked 8 cups of berries and there are still more on the bush!
I followed this good ol’ Martha Stewart recipe. Her crust recipe is straight-forward and results in a buttery, flaky crust. I skip the sugar, because I like a slightly saltier crust- especially when the filling is so sweet.
As nicely as my pie turned out, I have to say that the highlight of the evening was when our friends made a trip down to their bee hives and brought back a dripping hunk of honeycomb for us all to try. We took turns carving off hunks of it with a fork and letting it melt on our tongues. The wax was fun to chew and the honey, warm from the sun and head-achingly sweet, was absolutely divine.
Their homemade wild apple hard cider wasn’t bad either.
Oh, summer. You’re a treat.