The rain on Saturday did not keep my from making my appointed rounds at the farmers market. On my list this week: blueberries, blueberry jam, golden beets, and of course flowers.
I can't remember the name of these flowers. What I do recall is the vase came with flowers in it from Chris when I was still in college living in the dorm in 1980. When they used to page your name over the intercom and say "Carol Moss you have flowers at the desk" and everyone stuck their heads out of their doors and smiled at you as you walked back to your room with your bouquet.
My new blueberry crumb cake turned out like a dream. Packed full of blueberries just like I like it. Moist but not mushy and the nuts and sugar on top provide a nice crunch. I used raw sugar instead of granulated for the topping.
The blueberry lady at the market did not have any jam, nor did I find the golden beets. I saw a recipe last week for Golden Beet and Barley Salad with Rainbow Chard that I want to try. Next week-end will be soon enough. Christy I might need you to send me your blueberry jam recipe as a back up. In case (heaven forbid) I am forced to make my own.
If you want to try the blueberry cake here is the recipe from the July issue of Tastebud.