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Sweet summer treat

I’m going to admit it – I am pretty damn lucky. I live in an amazing part of the world surrounded by farmland, friends, mountain views and great food. Top that off with a job that allows me to combine all of these things and, well, things are pretty damn sweet. The past few weeks I’ve been grabbing some delicious fruit from the Market and nibbling on it throughout the week but the truth is, I can’t eat the fruit fast enough. So instead of letting it go to waste, I’ve been making the most delicious, simple and summery treat I can think of: cobbler.

Last week it was cherry cobbler, this week it’s been peach and next week who knows? Maybe plum? Yum! Cobbler is so amazingly simple to make, the toughest part is waiting the 45 minutes for it to cook. It’s best served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (Battenkill Creamery is my choice) but I’ll fess up to eating it cold, straight from the pan for breakfast too!

Easy Fruit Cobbler

4 T butter
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt (I usually skip)
3/4 c. milk
2 c. fresh fruit (sliced if needed)
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put butter in an 8-inch square pan and set in oven to melt. When butter is melted, remove from oven.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk dry ingredients together. Add milk and whisk until it forms a smooth batter.
  4. Pour batter into the pan then scatter the fruit evenly on top.
  5. Bake until batter browns, about 45 to 50 minutes.

Eat and enjoy!

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Is ice cream a food group and other random thoughts

Ah! The sun is shining and the air is warm and I am one happy girl. This kind of weather makes me want to sit in the sunshine with a big ice cream cone and just enjoy…and yes, slack a little too.

Ice cream, how I love you so. Below are a few of my favorite places to grab a scoop, if you are in the area you should check them out:

Washington County, New York

The Ice Cream Man (Rt. 29 in Greenwich) http://www.the-ice-cream-man.com/ (Vanilla Brick Road is a must try!)

Battenkill Creamery (County Rt. 30 in Salem)  http://www.battenkillcreamery.com/(Not only ice cream but freshly bottled milk in glass bottles.)

Fairfield County, Connecticut

Dr. Mike’s Ice Cream Shop (Rt. 29 in Monroe) http://www.facebook.com/pages/B-Sweet-Dr-Mikes-Ice-Cream/187833480569 (I was always a big fan of the Swiss Lace, vanilla ice cream with a crunchy chocolate ribbon, YUM!)

The Ice Cream Shoppe (Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton) http://www.icecreamshoppeshelton.com/ (If for no other reason than that’s where I used to go as a kid and still love to return to)

On a completely different note…

I was flipping through twitter this afternoon and started scrolling through Suvir Saran’s tweets. Suvir is an acquaintance I met a few years back through the Agricultural Stewardship Association in Washington County. He is also an amazing chef that is currently featured on Top Chef’s Masters airing right now. (See his bio here:  http://www.bravotv.com/top-chef-masters/season-3/bio/suvir-saran) Anyway, Suvir is going to be on Jimmy Fallon tonight so you should watch!

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