Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Brown Butter Banana Peach Bread

Lately, all I have wanted to eat is fruit. Call it a pregnancy craving, or maybe the fact that I just don't want summer to end. I love the this time of year where the summer meets fall. And this fall is especially exciting as we are welcoming a new little pumpkin to our family. However, there is still a part of me that is not yet ready for summer to be over. I am still enjoying the sun on my face, sitting in the backyard with my son, and eating all the summer stone fruits I can.
This banana bread is the merge of these two pleasures. The spices of fall with the warmth of fresh made bread, and little explosions of sweet sweet summer. It is also a no mixer one bowl kind process that is easy to whip up on a lazy weekend.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blackberry maple compote & Polenta Crackers

You gotta love blackberries. I do! And right now they are so good. I have been obsessing over this blackberry corn ice cream and yet to try it. However, I did make a blackberry compote and some polenta crackers that paired very nicely with good friends, warm weather and of course....cheese!
The compote came from Heidi Swanson's Super Natural Every Day. If I had time I would make her food every day. It is that darn good!
This compote can be drizzled over ice cream (there I go again)  placed on some pancakes or even mixed into oatmeal for a special weekend delight.
 The polenta crackers were a bit thick for my taste, but received good reviews. 
Plus, who does not like a duck cracker.... I know a toddler who can not resist.
Crunchy and nutty and with the compote and cheese very tasty. It is also probably a bit better for you than the Blackberry Corn ice cream I am still craving. There is always next year.