The Sauce: Blackberry Jam – Fresh blackberries crushed, seeds pulverized then then thickened with pectin and cooked into sweetened jam. [...]
The temperatures were uncharacteristically cool July 4th for my berry picking outing in Poolesville, Maryland at Homestead Farm. I picked buckets of berries from low hanging branches and vines. [...]
The Sauce: Sweetened Coconut Sauce – This simple sauce is made with coconut milk and palm sugar and heated just enough to melt the sugar.
The Sauce: Key Lime Filling – Pucker tart yet sweet filling that cooks into a soft jelly like topping on the shortbread crust.
For outdoor eating, little colorful bamboo skewers that’ve got their ‘fruit on’ make the picnic pop. Not only does natural, unadorned fruit garnish supper sandwiches and salads but tastes juicy and bright. Get the kids involved in prep. It’s easy and fun!
The Sauce: Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette – Bright lemon/garlic vinaigrette emulsified with extra virgin olive oil and mixed with hot orzo to absorb all the flavors.