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July 2015

Desserts, Sweet Snacks

Rustic Sweet Cherry and Red Currant Galette

Another pie to add to my ever growing collection of pie recipes. If you were to breakdown the recipes on this site in terms of numbers, cookies and such would be first (I love cookies!) but then pies would certainly be a close second. And this recipe is great. Sweet cherries, tart currants, great combination. And I like galettes because they are rustic and free-form. Lovely summer.
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Black + Red Currant Mojito

It’s Friday. I have some berries left. I want a drink. This is what I came up with … a mojito with cassis (not my own homemade, though that is in progress) and some red currants thron in. Really summery and refreshing. Might have to make a couple more [grin].
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Desserts, Sweet Snacks

Rustic Mixed Berry Cheesecake Pie

What can you say really … when you have an overload of delicious berries from the Pick Your Own at Russell Orchards, you just have to go crazy. This is amazing, if I do say so myself. You might call it a cheesecake (very lemony!), you might call it a pie. I call it yummy. Topped with red and champagne currants (disclaimer: I got the champagne / pink ones from Whole Foods), jostaberries, strawberries (the very last of the season!), blueberries and raspberries. It’s a time consuming project, but oh so very very good. If you have 24 hours to spare (or at minimum twelve, but half of that is cooling time anyway), give it a go.
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