Grizz got me a fantastic book for my birthday a few weeks ago: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver. Reading this book, I felt encouraged to try one more time to sign up for a CSA at Local Harvest. I found one in Silver Spring where I can pick up a box of fresh, local fruit and veg for just $30.
Included in this box were:
- Purple Kale
- Rainbow Chard
- Heirloom Zucchini x 2
- Yellow Squash x 2
- Cucumbers x 2
- Green beans (a bag the size of my head)
- Heirloom lettuce
- Black Raspberries
With visions of nickel-sized blueberries dancing in my head, I knew that I must make something that allows me to share this bounty of flavor! I decided on blueberries pancakes for Independence Day breakfast (see photo above). Pouring these babies onto the griddle and then listening as the blueberries burst into the batter turning it a juicy shade of purple, made me smile. I used a mix that I bought at the Amish Country Market a couple towns away, and always make sure that I add a little touch of cinnamon and vanilla to the mix, no matter what other fruit I might add. These pancakes? They're an amazing summer breakfast, and they tasted just like homemade blueberry cobbler. YUM!
As I continue to read this book through to the end, I hope that I'm inspired to try more and more local varieties of vegetables that are in season around here. I can't wait to try BK's recipe for Zucchini and chocolate chip cookies! Stay tuned for more!