Friday, May 01, 2009
It's almost time to pick blueberries, and that means one thing around here. It's time to clean out the freezer of all the blueberries my dad froze for me last year. Yes there are always the basic recipes - blueberry muffins and blueberry cobbler - but I was craving something else one recent morning. I was craving pancakes, and I was craving fruit. And Ina came through for me, as always.
Do you love Ina as much as I do? Sure, there are other chefs on Food TV that I can watch, but none of them tug at my heart the way Ina does. (Except you, Martha, except you.) I think Ina is so cute, and I adore her kitchen. And the best thing? Her recipes are so easily put together, but they pack a punch in the wow department - no matter how simple the food. Case in point: her blueberry sauce.
I've had blueberry sauce before, but it wasn't homemade. There is a specific pancake house (I'm sure you know which one I speak of) that serves teeth-achingly sweet blueberry syrup. Ina's is so much better. It has that tiny twinge to make your cheeks slightly pucker, but it's rich and smooth at the same time. It also comes together in no time flat, and as you see it's possible to use frozen berries to make it. Plus it's absolutely gorgeous.
And who doesn't like to feel gorgeous?
Ina Garten's Blueberry Sauce