Weekend Baking

My weekend consisted of very mundane chores, cleaning the house and doing laundry, that sort of thing. I spent a bit of time in the garden, making things look nice (the Urban Farm Tour is less than two weeks away, and I'm feeling anxious about the appearance of things!), but that does not a blog post make. Tom worked very hard to finish the gates and helped Adam build a bat box; I'm hoping he'll write a post about those things later this week. You may not be in the market for making new gates, but everyone could use a bat box!

I did get a chance to do some baking this weekend. For our Memorial day celebration, I made a blueberry cobbler with a biscuit topping, using a recipe from America's Test Kitchen.

It proved delicious and felt like the perfect late Spring dessert. This recipe calls for six cups of blueberries, so we could tell ourselves it was healthy and enjoy a nice-sized serving.

We've been watching The Great British Bake-Off as a family, and as a result, Kate's been interested in making pastry. So today we made Kolache, which I remember having as a kid and loving it (Mom, I need your recipe!). Kate wanted to make hers with a Nutella filling, so we made one that way, and one with a cream cheese filling, which is more Adam's style. While we were working, we spoke in British accents, which was fun. (Go ahead, I dare you to say "Let's place the pastry in the oven to prove" in a British accent. Fun, right?)

Kate rolled hers much more nicely than I rolled Adam's. But they both turned out lovely.

I'll leave you with a book and movie recommendation. I'm enjoying Pig Tales by Barry Estabrook; it is making me really think about how we source our pork and what kind of businesses I want to support. I'm also enjoying Farmland, which is streaming on Netflix at the moment. Yay for young farmers!

More this week, as we prepare for the big event on June 6. Yikes!