Fresh Blueberry Pie

I love blueberries! It's another one of those foods I hoard while in season and use later in the year. I especially love homemade blueberry pies (as posted a couple of days ago) as the whole experience of baking and eating them evokes fond childhood memories of my cousins coming by with buckets of berries and baking fresh pies.

I also love fresh blueberry pie. Since most of the berries are uncooked, the flavour of this pie is lighter and fresher.


Sweet Tart Crust

1 cup flour
2 Tbsp. icing sugar
1/2 cup butter

Stir together flour and icing sugar.
Cut in butter with a pastry blender or rub in butter with your fingers until mixture resembles cornmeal.
Press evenly into bottom and sides of a 9" tart tin with a removeable bottom.
Bake 12 to 15 minutes at 425 degrees F. Cool and fill.

Makes 1 - 9" tart shell

Fresh Blueberry Pie

1 - 9" baked pie shell
4 cups fresh blueberries
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. butter
1 cup whipped cream or sour cream, optional

In a medium saucepan, simmer 1 cup blueberries and 2/3 cup water.
In a small bowl, blend together 1/3 cup water, sugar and cornstarch. Add to simmering berries and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes.
Remove from heat and add lemon juice and butter. Cool to room temperature.
Gently stir in remaining blueberries. Pour into pie shell. Chill thoroughly.

Korean BBQ Marinade

Barb used this great marinade on steak when we were on vacation. Try it, you'll like it!


Barb's Bodacious Blueberry Pie Recipe

It's blueberry season and tonight is the Illuminares Festival. We're celebrating with Barb's bodacious blueberry pie.

Barb's Bodacious Blueberry Pie: Barb's Bodacious blueberry pie prepared for the Illuminares festival July 29, 2000.


Blueberry Pie

4 1/2 cups blueberries
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. lemon rind
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. butter
Pastry for a 2 crust 9" pie (I use the recipe in Julia Child's Baking with Julia)
1 egg
1 Tbsp. coarse sugar, optional

Mix the cornstarch, sugar, lemon rind and cinnamon together.
Add the blueberries and toss well.

Teatriz Cafe aka The Green Place

Went for lunch today at the Teatriz Cafe which we've nicknamed the Green Place. Here is our mini-review.

And here is the front cover of their take-out menu: Teatriz Cafe aka The Green Place: The menu from the Teatriz Cafe affectionately known as "The Green Place"

Mini-Review: Teatriz Cafe

[UPDATE 01 February 2005 (wow!) from Jeni whose family now owns Teatriz. After reading what Jeni wrote below, I'll have to go back with the 'ole gang and check it out and write another update!]. Jeni writes:


For the love of mayonaise, NOT!

If you don't like mayonaise, then check out the I Hate Mayonaise Club :-) (via Feed)

I am not that fond of mayonaise but this is very silly.


Hey! Don't play with your lima beans!

When we were in Toronto, we visited some great Greek grocery stores on the Danforth. I was intrigued by a variety of huge white lima beans. So, I brought some home (not thinking I could get them here!) and soaked and cooked them.



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