Saturday, August 1, 2009

Taking My Annual Cue From August

Watching the garden, blackberry picking, sitting next to my container petunias with a cup of tea - taking in their heady scent, cutting garden goodies, county fairs, live music enjoyed outside, long walks with Willa, farmers' market visits, sweet corn, tomato sandwiches, Willa's turtle float at Sherando Lake, a pile of books meant for August-summer reading and trying to figure out what to do with the peck of peaches I bought this morning from Henley's Orchard. Ice cream and a cobbler and a Brown Betty? Anyone out there have a favorite recipe?

I am finding this Mint-Berry Iced Tea goes with all of these activities. Including a hardy serving of what-ever peach recipe I decide upon, I imagine.

Make a nice big batch of mint tea.
Make a simple sweet berry syrup from your favorite berries (blackberries and/or raspberries work really well).
Add the syrup to your mint tea to taste! Chill and serve over ice.

1 comment:

Colleen Wms said...

Ooh, I wish I would have known sooner about the peaches. I've been asking some of the people who I knew grew them in previous years and they had a bad year. I was looking forward to fresh VA peaches!