National Blueberry Muffin Day!

 

Yesterday was National Blueberry Muffin Day. Growing up I had a love hate relationship with blueberries. I loved eating them but HATED picking them. Here in the South, blueberries are ready for harvest in the heat of the summer with temperatures and humidity at their highest. In other words, YUCK!

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Strawberry Shortcake

Summertime desserts are all about highlighting produce at its peak, while trying to stay cool! Strawberry shortcake is a quintessential summer dessert.  Fresh berries, cold vanilla bean flecked whipped cream, and a buttery crumbly shortcake makes for a winning combination.  Although cold butter technically can’t be used in the plastic whipping bowl, using frozen grated butter is a great workaround that allows shortcakes and biscuits to be made with the Ankarsrum.

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