Posts tagged summer
strawberry rhubarb tart

Helloooo Summer tart!  Sweet strawberries, tart rhubarb, and the butteriest short bread crust come together in a heavenly combo to make your tastebuds so so happy.  It's a melt in your mouth crust with a sweet tart curd filling.  Definitely recommend!

And yes, if it isn't 100% obvious by now, strawberry rhubarb continues to be my ultimate favourite flavour combo. 

See this cheesecake, this ice cream, or this pie for proof.

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peach blackberry pie

Say hello to your new favourite Summer pie!  Peaches and blackberries are a match made in heaven.  Sweet peaches are made even better by the pop of flavour that tart blackberries bring (I'm a huge fan of tart things!), and be sure to add a scoop of ice cream on top to really take this pie to the next level.

Now, social media is sometimes the worst....but sometimes it's the absolute best.  I had followed Kristie from The Sweet and Simple Kitchen on instagram for a while now, and a couple weeks ago she messaged me asking to have a baking date!  It was reminiscent of my very first insta-friend meet-up with my now good friend Amy, minus the sleepover that Amy and I had. Ha!

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roasted strawberry rhubarb ice cream

Can you tell that strawberry rhubarb is a big deal over here?  Seriously one of the best flavour combos of all time, especially when they're roasted together to really bring out their flavours.  Although I must say that I'm not a huge fan of roasting strawberries unless they're local ones....the California ones the grocery stores carry the rest of the year just aren't the same!  Honestly they just taste like disappointment.  Ha!  Which is why I go a bit strawberry crazy for a very short period of time.

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saskatoon rhubarb pie

Hello!  Today we have such a wonderful (and maybe unusual?) Summer pie to talk about.  If you're unfamiliar with saskatoons, they're kind of like a smaller blueberry, with almost a nutty taste.  Hard to describe!  But they make amazing pies, even if they are a pain in the butt to pick!  Ha!  They tend to ripen individually, versus blueberries which often ripen in clusters.  Soooo.....when you're picking them for money, the saskatoons are much harder!  I was always a terrible berry picker when my family had more berries (we used to grow a ton of raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries), and I didn't even bother to attempt to make money picking saskatoons.  Hahaha. 

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rhubarb galette

Here we go with another rhubarb recipe!  This one involves the easiest pastry dough ever, and is perfect for when you don't quite feel like committing to an entire pie.  It's quick, it's easy, and it's delicious.

We're talking about a rhubarb galette!  Simply make the dough, chill for an hour while you get the rhubarb filling ready and preheat the oven, and then put it all together.  I chose to make a fancy pattern on top, but it tastes the same whether you do that, or simply dice the rhubarb.  Galettes are so perfect for those long, warm summer nights, and I look forward to eating many while sitting on my patio!

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(award-winning) ginger peach pie

Oh hi friends!  Long time now see.  It was a crazy crazy Summer on the farm, hence the lack of blogging.  But there was not a lack of baking....so we're going to play catch-up for a while!  Starting with this AWARD-WINNING PEACH PIE.

So.  A local farm market (Lepp Farm Market...for you Fraser Valley locals!) had a peach pie contest in late August....and I thought to myself "hmm....I should maybe enter that!".  So I did.  And there were SO MANY PIES!!!  19 to be exact.  Those "poor" judges who had to taste them all...Ha!  Anyway, I made a peach pie for the first time, added some freshly grated ginger, and won 2nd place.  Yahoo!  So so excited...hence the cheeky title of this post.  

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