Monday, May 20, 2013

First B Farm Recipe

I love seeing what's blooming and growing at the farm. It makes me dream of the day when we move there and I get to have a huge (well ok, maybe not huge but big!) garden and lush flower beds. One day, I'll have all sorts of things to cook that come from our farm and flowers to bring in the house. In the meantime, it's exciting to discover what plants are showing off.

This last weekend, we found these just starting to ripen:


Our son went with us...before I knew it, he was out picking them. He got enough to make one of these:

And yes, he's the one who made it!


Thank you, Jay! It is delish!!

Here's the recipe he used:

Recipe for Blackberry Pie:

Double-crust pie pastry (see below)
4-5 cups fresh blackberries (can use frozen)
1 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of flour
1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1 Tablespoon butter

*Roll out 1/2 the pastry to 1/8" thickness on a lightly floured surface. Place in pie pan and trim edges.

*In another bowl, combine berries, sugar, flour, lemon juice, and salt. Toss well. Pour into pastry shell;             
  dot with butter.

*Roll remaining pastry to 1/8" thickness then cut into 1/2" strips. Arrange strips over pie in a lattice 
  design; trim even with bottom pastry, folding under and crimping to seal edges.

*Bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes, reduce heat to 350 and bake 45-50 minutes more or until crust is 
  browned.   Serves: 8

Double Pie Crust 

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 plus 2 Tablespoons of shortening
4-5 Tablespoons cold water

*Combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Add water one Tbls. at a time, stirring with fork until mixture is moist and forms ball. Divide into 2. Roll Pastry out and fit into pie shell. Use 2nd half for top.

I think I will be bringing more of these beauties home next time...maybe Jay will make another pie (pretty please?) or we'll just put them on ice cream or perhaps eat them all by themselves....

Who wants to go berry picking?


I noticed the muscadine grapes are growing. Hm, wonder if he's up to making jelly the end of June?

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  1. One of my fondest memories is of my Dad taking us to pick blackberries. We would come home with purple hands and full of chiggers, and blackberries that Mom would make into a cobbler.

    1. What great memories! Thanks for dropping by.

  2. This looks so amazing! I love it! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back! Have a great day, Nicole

    1. Thank you, Nicole, for the follow and nice comment! I will pop over to visit and follow back! :)

  3. Wish I could make pie! This looks oh-so-yummy!!!! Thank you for sharing and for visiting my blog! Following you now on google+!

    1. Thanks, Vel! Haha, do like I did and get someone else to make it! I just supplied the berries. :oD

  4. I just ate a container of blackberries last night all to myself! They're one of my favorite fruits and when they're in a pie, ain't nuttin' better ;).

    1. yum,'re right. Especially when you can get them fresh! I'm going to go pick more this weekend! Have a good one, Doreen!
      Hugs, Cecilia

  5. That looks so delicious and I can't tell you how impressed I am that your SON made it !!!
    I'd love to spend a weekend at the B Farm picking blueberries :)
    Sounds a little like heaven to me C !!!

    1. Well come on down! We're picking more of them this weekend! I'm spoiled - he actually likes to cook so once and awhile he treats us...he learned while in college to avoid cafeteria food. :)

  6. Oh, this looks so yummy!! I'll take a piece now, please! LOL The thing I miss most about living in the country is having a garden. Enjoy it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend.

    1. Thank you, Kathy! Hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend too.

  7. My husband loves blackberries....this recipe looks yummy. I'll try this recipe this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

    Love your blog i'm now a follower;

    1. Thank you so much, I will pop over and follow you back.


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