OT - Forn Friday
'Forn' is 'food' and 'p0rn' combined.
Who else besides me is excited about all of the fresh fruit that's available? IMHO, it's THE best part of Summer!!
This past weekend, I went to my Dad's farm and picked blueberries (they grow wild). Nothing like tossing back a mouthful of sweet, sun-warmed goodness. I had purple stains under my fingernails for 3 days! LOL! DH tried a few (I didn't hide them well enough) and said, "Oh damn, baby, are you making blueberry muffins?" "Nope. I picked these so I could have blueberry pancakes for dinner one night. When you're working." EVIL Aniki!!! Handpicked, wild blueberry pancakes are the best-est pancakes ever!
When wild strawberries are in season in da Yoop (a month ago), they grow close to the ground. I literally crawled along the ground to pick them. Our wild strawberries are tiny (usually around 1/4-1/3 inch across), but FULL of sweetness and sunshine. I puree a few, then dump in the rest and make an almond shortcake.
Thimbleberries are ripe, but delicate. They need to be "processed" ASAP because they mold quickly. I have never made jam (it's $$$, so I really should...). The only thing I do with thimbleberries is EAT THEM!!!
Black Diamond watermelons are now in the store. Dark green rind, juicy red flesh... I cut it into chunks and we eat it for a snack or dessert. Sometimes it's my dinner. (DH salts watermelon. That's weird to me.)
Honeyrock canteloupes are also available. IMO, they are the sweetest canteloupe to be had. It screams Breakfast to me.
What's your favorite Summer fruit and how do you like to eat it?