Strawberry Clafoutis + a New Home

Strawberry Clafoutis + a New Home

We’ve moved into the house and as I mentioned in my last post we have strawberries in the backyard! Yay! They seem to be just getting started but I managed to get a whole bowl of berries from the patch. I’m appreciating this house more than I can put into words, it’s really special to Jeff and I after a long journey of moves.

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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Well you know you can pretty much count on me for berries and baking. The season has barely begun and I’m diving right in with some breakfast bars (I couldn’t resist these beautiful strawberries!). This is sort of like a berry crumble to-go, what could be better?

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Strawberry Ice Cream with Chocolate + Walnuts

Strawberry Ice Cream with Chocolate + Walnuts

You might remember from my last post that I was making strawberry ice cream for dessert. Well here it is and it turned out incredible. Of all the amazing ice cream out there this has to be one of my favorites. But then I am quite taken to the berry/chocolate/nut flavor combination. 

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My Own Fruit Pie

My Own Fruit Pie

You know how you love pie? But it's not so easy to transport? LIke say… while hiking? I got to thinking about an upcoming hike and here I am making hand fruit pies. I've made pies before and tarts, but I gotta say I love this new form of pie! These will be so easy to bring along for a picnic.

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Berry Crumble

Berry Crumble

A little off season posting a berry crumble but I had to share. The photo is from last summer when I first made this recipe (and have been making it ever since!)

It's adapted from La Tartine Gourmande and it's a gluten-free recipe, but I'm all about gluten so I use flour instead. The thing that's nice about this recipe is you can easily swap out different fruits or nuts and it still rocks. And it comes together fairly quickly so in less than hour you have a yummy treat or dessert. Bea has all kinds of wonderful recipes on her site, I recommend checking it out, especially if you want gluten-free recipes. The only changes here are the flour swap and fruit. I've also made this with almonds and I wan't sure which I liked better, the pistachios or the almonds, they both worked so well. This was the first time I've used green pistachios and they are really special when they toast up in the oven. Also if you're using a lot of really sweet berries, like strawberries, you can skip the sugar in the fruit mix, last fall I made this with very very ripe strawberries and it really didn't need the sugar at all. Hope you enjoy once berry season kicks in!

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