Monday, July 27, 2009

happy monday....

It's going to be a hot weather week on the farm.

Sauvie Island Farms will be open and we have a great assortment of fruits and veggies for you to pick. The Early Red Haven peaches are still available this first part of this week. With the heat we are getting, the Red Havens are close to harvest, and we should be able to start picking them as soon as the Early Reds are picked out.
Raspberries and Marionberries don't like the heat, so the ripe ones need picking soon. There are more to ripen, but they will not be a plentiful as earlier on. Blueberries are sweet and easy to pick this week. Blueberries are so easy to freeze, and there are so many ways to eat them. We tried a new blueberry muffin recipe this weekend. They was delicious. Here's the recipe:
Blueberry Buckle Muffins
1/2 cup butter, divided
1 cup sugar, divided
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cup flour, divided
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups blueberries
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
In bowl, cream 1/4 cup softer butter and 3/4 cup sugar. Add eggs & vanilla, mix will. Combine 2 cups flour, baking powder & salt: add to eggs alternately with buttermilk. Mix well. Toss berries in 1/4 cup flour: fold into batter. Pour into muffin cups. For topping, combine 1/4 cup flour, brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon & 1/4 cup cold butter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkly over batter. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. 12 servings.

The veggies for you to pick at Sauvie Island Farms are plentiful this week also. If you have a cool place to work, you might want to try some pickling. The cucumbers are the perfect size for pickles, and we have fresh dill for you to cut!

The green beans are young and tender, slicing cukes, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower are ready to you to pick!! Our flowers are blooming and ready to be cut. Even thought it's going to be a hot week, we have a lot available for you to pick this week...hope to see you soon on the farm.

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