I am so glad that both of my daughters (Kelli and new daughter-in-law Tasha)
have a love for baking, it is a passion we all share. To see them in the kitchen
coated liberally with flour and with a smile on their face, gives me great joy!
This past Friday, Kelli set up her bakery stand at Rutiz Farms. After arriving
home late Wednesday night, she was up early Thursday doing prep work in the kitchen.
By Friday afternoon there were chocolate biscotti emerging from the oven and
ready for sampling (I'm in charge of quality control) yummmm. Friday morning all kinds
of wonderful baked goods were produced and packaged including: biscotti, strawberry shortcakes,
lemon poppyseed scones, orange rosemary madeleines, blueberry muffins, lemon bites and
strawberries and cream cookies (made with strawberries from the farm). Then it was
off to Rutiz Farms to set up the booth and display. People were very supportive and Kelli
had a very successful outing!
Over the weekend we coaxed Tasha into baking us a pie (she is the Pie Queen
of the family). She obliged us by creating a delicious blackberry pie with some
of the first blackberries of the season. Her crust was buttery and crisp, one of the
best I've ever had. (must of been the pie bird!) Needless to say we devoured the
whole pie in short order!