Saturday, July 18, 2009

J & J Organic Berry Farm

We couldn't have asked for better weather. It was 74 degrees and perfectly breezy today! Joe and I took Thomas to pick berries at J & J Organic Berry Farm in Tullahoma, TN. Catherine stayed home with Amy,but she enjoyed the berries when we got home!

We rode on the tailgate to get to where the best berries were!

Let the berry picking fun begin!!

You know I never meet a stranger. We will be having a playdate with little Noah and his Mommy soon, I'm sure!

My berry-lovin' husband ate more berries on the way home.

Although we were unable to pick any blackberries, we were able to purchase some. I made a delicious cobbler!

Blackberry Cobbler

1 cup butter or margarine, divided
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour*
1/3 cup milk, room temperature
2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons sugar

In a 10-in. round or oval baking dish, melt 1/2 cup butter; set aside. In a saucepan, heat sugar and water until sugar melts; set aside. Place flour in a mixing bowl; cut in remaining butter until fine crumbs form. Add milk, stirring with a fork until dough leaves sides of bowl. Turn out onto a floured surface; knead three or four times. Roll out to an 11-in. x 9-in. rectangle 1/4 in. thick. Spread berries over dough; sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll up, jelly-roll style. Cut into 1/4-in. thick slices. Carefully lay slices in baking dish over butter. Pour sugar syrup around slices (syrup will be absorbed). Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Sprinkle sugar over top and bake 15 minutes more. Serve warm or cold. (*If self-rising flour is not available, use 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour plus 1/4 teaspoon salt and 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder.)



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