Essential tool. No, really.
I hinted in my last post that I’m about to embark on a blueberry festival here at The Rustic Kitchen at Pinecone Meadow Farm.Â Southwest Michigan is groaning with the weight of all the blueberries ready to harvest, and it seems best to just buckle down and create a fistful of recipes to enjoy nowÂ . . . and later.Â So over the next week or so I’ll be posting recipes for sundaes and tarts and preserves.Â I feel like I should add something savory like vinaigrette or something, but I’ll save that for next year.
If you want to cook along, I strongly suggest you pop for a candy thermometer.Â Trust me that your results will be much better for things like jam, lime or lemon curd, even ice cream, because less will be left to chance.