Thursday, July 17, 2008
Ever had an epiphany? The kids and I went blueberry picking. It's the beginning of the season and the berries were a bit tart. We pondered on what we should do with them. Ideas were thrown out: pie, pancakes or muffins and then my mind gravitated towards: blueberries-almonds, almonds-blueberries-hmmm... The marriage of the two seemed perfect.
Deborah Madison (I bow to her in my kitchen-I love her books and recipes-other deep bow), author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, makes an amazingly delicious Almond-Pear Upside Down Cake. I turned to her for my recipe guidelines, altering it for my dietary requirements. The result was perfection in every bite-- tender, moist cake, crowned with caramelized blueberries. What is your favorite way to savor blueberries?