Barefoot by the Sea: Cherry Berry Crisp and Picking Worker Bees

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Cherry Berry Crisp and Picking Worker Bees

It was a hot and sunny day when we decided to head off on our annual CHERRY PICKING adventure.  It's definitely the picking that we look most forward to because the orchard is full of the sweetest, ripest fruit.  The season is super short - ours only lasts a week or two but we managed to catch it this year and because it was so hot, we had the orchard to ourselves!

Luckily, I had my "worker bees" ready to help!  
After picking (and sampling), the girls discussed this years harvest while Mama pulled them to our next adventure...
RASPBERRIES!  Huge and ripe!
We have been feasting on a lot of fresh berries - this is the best time of year. We also made this delicious treat!

Cherry Berry Crisp - 
2 cups blueberries, raspberries and cherries
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon all purpose, unbleached flour
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Topping - 
2/3 cup all purpose, unbleached flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oats
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons of chilled butter, cut up into small pieces

  • 1 Preheat oven to 375°.

  • 2 Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; spoon into an 11 x 7-inch baking dish.

  • 3 Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup, and level with a knife. flour, brown sugar, oats, and cinnamon, and cut in the butter with a pastry blender or in food processor until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle over the blueberry mixture.

  • 4 Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly. Top each serving with 1/4 cup frozen yogurt.

  • Recipe from here

  • It was a wonderful day - we just love getting to the farms to get fresh food.  I also love supporting local people!  Three days later, we were back at it, at a different farm for MORE BLUEBERRIES!  'Tis the season!

  • 1 comment:

    1. Berry picking is SO much fun! I went blueberry picking last year with some friends and had a blast. I love the picture of your older girl pulling the younger one in the wagon.


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