Isn’t that what every single mama needs? I finally made the Smitten Kitchen Blueberry Boy Bait recipe I have been drooling over for a month now, but then there is not much over at Smitten Kitchen I don’t drool over. In fact, I have made three Smitten Kitchen recipes this past week and not one failure. So if you want to try (and it’s a very simple little cake), here’s a link to the recipe.
I am really in love with this idea of baking based on what is fresh at the farmer’s market. I have been waiting impatiently for blueberry season, but it has been so worth it. Kind of like that first spring strawberry we ate. I know I am going to go bonkers this winter as I have not put much up in the freezer, but this is a whole new way of meal planning for me. First see what you get from the garden or the farm and THEN plan your menu.
So bear with me this winter when I am boo-hooing about no fresh fruit and veg, but I guess that’s what soups and stews and casseroles are all about isn’t it? To each season it’s own bounty. Though I am putting up a pint or two of blueberries next weekend to do this recipe a time or two.
The other thing I love about this cake is how it is so much fun to say. It gets people giggling or looking at you quizzically. Would you like some blueberry boy bait? Unfortunately, there was nary a boy about to lure with my baking skills (minus my grandfather, but he doesn’t count, he very obviously already loves me), but while one would be handy to expand the homestead, fix the closet door, walk the dog, take out the trash, etc, I’m quite content to curl up with this, a cup of tea and a good book.
One day I will lure that boy in, the one who loves a girl with flour in her hair, who smells of cinnamon and vanilla extract.