Blueberries and brocantes..
Our local brocante/flea market..is an every Saturday morning outing..I mention it every year at least once..
there must be 100 vendors..I am not good at judging..some in barns..some in tents..antiques,collectibles..bio products,lavender,flowers,clothig,jewelry,vintage items..SO MUCH STUFF!
I ♥ it.
The setting is idyllic.. fields to park in..a huge pond..outbuildings..bucolic and charming ..sweet gardens..flower boxes..quaint... and my favorite Saturday early morning outing..before the crowds arrive..even then..look how many cars..9.30 AM..and that is just a small fraction of the cars I am showing you..by lunchtime..you have to park..up the hill!
I don't ever parallel park..and never city drive..so this kind of driving.. 25 miles an hour LOL..along a quiet shore drive..and field ,side to side parking..is entirely my speed.And less than 10 minutes away;)
Scary that a Costco is opening soon.. but about 15 minutes..going in the opposite direction along shore road..in a neighboring town.WE will be going fom sleepy country to..urban consumerism!
That gentleman was so nice to pose..he was selling signs they make..vintage style..English..he very much dressed the part.
I don't know where I got my nerve.I must say I recognize so many people there having lived out here almost 40 yrs..I am shy to whip my point and shoot out..
after perusing and buying a couple of things..I took out my camera and took a few shots..he was posing for someone else..I asked if I could too;)
Anyways.. when we first moved here..I sold crafts there a couple of weekends.. my girls were babies..and so was I almost.
I sold childrens aprons that you could tuck crayola crayons in.. tissue boxes.. etc..
So many years ago!! 35 at least.
The blueberries..I ate many..au naturel..but made a new muffin recipe..and these mini bundts.
I only made 3:)
I halved the cake recipe I used..and adjusted..
I based my recipe onthi s one~
But again I halved it..
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter softened
1/4 C cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups blueberries washed
1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
2 tsps baking powder
Pre-heat oven to 350F
Grease a 9 inch springform and set aside..(remember I used the mini bundt Nordic Ware mold and made 3..you could make 4..,but they would be flatter.
3 worked for us.
Soften the cream cheese and butter in a microwave..don't melt:)
In a food processor..mix all the ingredients except the blueberries..remove blade. fold in all the blueberries except 1/2 cup..place on top of cake after putting in the springform..
(for me..I reserved some to push into the mini bundts..)
Bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from pan and Ice..
I just drizzled ..some icing sugar mixed with almond flavoring.. and then a dusting of icing sugar..some fresh blueberries and a sprig of GARDEN mint;)
Go to the link to get the full original recipe..
It's like a lovely little pound cake:)
Just make it prettier w/ edible blooms and mint etc..