Although it’s a little early, there are melons in the market. Actually, those melons have been there for a couple of weeks.
Almost any variety of melon is sweet, cool, and makes me certain it’s good for me — in moderation, of course.
Add some blueberries and raspberries (also in season) and have a fruit salad for breakfast. With yogurt, it becomes a true meal.
The Red Haven peaches arrived in the market on Wednesday last week. On Sunday I made Dutch Baby with a blueberry, peach and lime compote. Eggs from the market just made it all that much fresher.
(If you don’t make Dutch Baby, you should consider it: 1/2 cup each flour and milk; 1/4 cup each sugar and butter; 2 eggs. Melt butter in a large, oven proof skillet. Stir eggs into flour and sugar to form a thick paste; add milk to thin, pour the batter into the pan. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven. Simple, quick and good for 2.)
I was forced to buy a new blender this year (age catches up to machinery). One summer staple is a yogurt smoothie. Fresh fruit, orange juice, yogurt.
Blueberries work well in batters. Blueberry buckwheat pancakes, served with maple syrup and fresh sausage — all available at the market (blueberries, buckwheat, maple syrup, fresh sausage).
And then, sometimes it’s just chocolate croissants.