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Breakfast for a chilly morning in August

Oatmeal with toasted walnuts, blueberries, and honey

 lamb breakfast sausage

toast and blueberry jam

and Creamy Scrambled Eggs:

5 tablespoons cream

12 eggs, well beaten

4 oz cream cheese

2 tablespoons chopped parsley

1 teaspoon Crazy Jane’s

Preheat oven to 325. Grease a baking dish. Combine ingredients milk and eggs. In a large frying pan melt butter and scramble the eggs over low heat keeping them very moist.

Gently fold in the other ingredients.

Turn mixture into the baking dish and bake for 30 minutes until very hot.

Serves eight.

picking favorites

Little kids are always asking what my favorite this and that are and I always answer with a long list. I have a really hard time choosing. Today I decided I’m ready to commit to the blackberry.  It is my favorite fruit. I am putting it above the fig, strawberry, Cortland apple, apricot, and plum.



When school gets out for the summer we head over to Knapp’s Farm in Preble to pick their organic strawberries. I think it was last year that my friend Beth and I stopped by to pick berries and found that they were closed for the season.  Very disappointing.  This spring I decided to plant our own  patch but it takes a year to harvest so I was pretty happy to see the Knapp’s sign out on the road again this week. A very nice girl warned us upon arrival that the rain last week was hard on the berries and that we would have to look pretty carefully, and that did turn out to be true. We ran out of time before we could fill our last container but maybe it was just as well. The two green boxes were nearly eight dollars. We will have  to savor the few we have this year. For anyone who is interested, there were lots of nearly ripe berries, so picking will be great by the weekend. Don’t forget to take containers.