Category Archives: fruit dishes

Fourth of July Food & Frozen Fruit Salad

There are lots -and I do mean LOTS! – of red, white & blue food suggestions for July 4th picnics, on Facebook, on Pinterest, on cooking websites & blogs near and far. Whew! So it’s time for something simple. I … Continue reading

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Cold day at the market

The low here in Memphis last night was 37, possibly a record, and the high today only 56. Brrrr. This is Memphis, folks, where it’s usually in the 90’s by May!! I may be the only person enjoying the cool … Continue reading

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Vinegar

Vinegar is versatile. Not only for salad dressings and marinades, but for folks like me who don’t like to drink buttermilk, but occasionally need it for biscuits or cornbread, a teaspoon of vinegar in a cup of regular milk will … Continue reading

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Fruit (peach) pie. Or cobbler. slump. tart. crisp. clafouti. buckle. brown betty.

Huckleberry pie – homemade of course! – may be my all time favorite. But summer calls for doing things with the abundance of fruit.  Over the next weeks of summer, I’ll make some of these different versions of yummy fruit desserts. … Continue reading

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Strawberry fields forever…

Still strawberry season. I bought 4 quarts today, fearing they are going soon, and that the predicted rain won’t help them either. The ripest ones were lunch today, drippy and red and sweet all the way through. They are beautiful medium … Continue reading

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Hot Spiced Cider…mmmmm

We went down (and up) the mountain to the orchard stand to get fresh cider and apples. They  still had Stayman Winesap, my favorite here in the south for cooking and eating. We made applesauce – I love homemade applesauce. I usually … Continue reading

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Huckleberry Blues

The huckleberries we have in PA have a sharp tangy sweetness unlike the big fat Southern blueberries. Huckleberries are smaller, a darker purple and shiny instead of a dusty blue. I dearly love them! I managed to get up to … Continue reading

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Peaches and cherries and drupes, oh my!

Actually peaches and cherries are drupes. A drupe is a stone fruit – a fruit with a large seed pit or stone in the middle. Peaches, plums, apricots, cherries – all are stone fruits, or drupes, although neither are terms … Continue reading

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Strawberries again…

Traveling north, strawberries are again in season….and wonderful. At a local store, found the most beautiful strawberries I’ve seen in years…juice, ripe, and red all the way through. Sliced onto cereal, sliced into Greek yogurt, macerated on shortcake biscuits…..if I’d … Continue reading

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The shortest season: Strawberries

One of the greatest things about sweet, ripe local strawberries is when they overflow in the markets – for that short season when they’re ripe, everybody has them.  The worst thing is how short a season it is – 3 or … Continue reading

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