Glazed Polenta & Almond Cake with Stewed Lemons

The blackberries are dripping off the bushes. The air is heavy with their scent as I walk by, reminding me that I have to get serious about picking them while they’re still plump and sweet. This summer has been so busy; add to that the heat and mosquitoes, and I haven’t really felt the urge to…

Fruit Crisp

Here I am making more fruit dessert!  It is the time of year.  I am still amazed at the flavour that blackberries are still giving us.  No rain, lots of sun – a perfect science!Having just picked our Bartlett Pears today, and still plucking blackberries, I thought I should share the best crisp I’ve ever…

Gateau de Mûre

The end of summer is marked by the bounty of blackberries found on the islands.  We have two types, Himalayan, and the native evergreen variety.  Picking berries in Mt. Lehman when we were growing up, our Uncle Angus set us all out with tins hanging from around our necks with a bit of string.  This…