Other than eating them by the handful or topping tapioca pudding with them, I'm absolutely loving this Blackberry Gin Fizz recipe from Smitten Kitchen. Of course, I haven't yet made anything from Deb's wonderful food blog that I didn't enjoy. This cocktail, though, is especially delicious. Next up, blackberry pie and syrup for pancakes. Yum!
And check out our cucumber plants this year! I really don't understand how we can have such an abundance with so little rain -- I don't water them much, I swear! We've got both the pickling type and regular slicing kind for eating raw. On Sunday the hubby set up an outdoor kitchen for me with the propane burner he uses for brewing beer, and I made a batch of bread and butter pickles. I've made these pickles every year for at least the past five years, and they go over pretty well in our house. We're still harvesting several cukes a day, though, so I think I'll be putting up dill spears this year, too. What else? Maybe a big batch of tzatziki sauce to freeze?
Ellie likes to help with the harvest... and to goof off for photos. Here she is with a couple of the scant green beans we've had so far, (They don't even make it into the house before they're eaten raw!) and a yellow carrot from her own tiny garden.
Hope your gardens are flourishing as well!