Growing up, we had a bed full of strawberry plants that stretched along the entire Western side of our house. It was one of my chores to make sure to keep them watered, and to pick them. And when we had far more strawberries that were ripe than we could eat in the next day or two, we’d make jam.
As an adult, I discovered the joyful combination of strawberries and rhubarb, and I was hooked. The rhubarb is a nice way to keep the strawberries’ sweetness from becoming overpowering. Every summer, I’d make a strawberry and rhubarb pie or two during peak season….
With the blueberries in abundance at my local farmers’ markets, despite the typical grey and chilly San Francisco Summer in full swing, it’s the perfect time for baking blueberry scones. I like mine unsweetened and unadorned, like this one above, showcasing how the blueberries explode in a burst of deliciousness….