Saturday, February 27, 2010

baking and birding...

No sewing for me today but I had a great day anyway!

DH has been pestering me for a pie... a blueberry pie. Don't these berries look yummy? Here's the recipe:

Blueberries and Cream Pie

1 unbaked pastry shell

4 c. blueberries (2 pts.)
2/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse and sort blueberries. After the berries have drained and are somewhat dry, pour them into the pastry shell. In small bowl combine sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the milk and whipping cream, whisking until smooth. Pour over the berries and bake for 45 minutes.

The birding commenced at 7 a.m. this morning when we drove to a local 52-acre city-owned wetland. It is home to many species of birds and is a stop on a migratory route for many more. The most exciting bird I saw this morning was a Northern Harrier, a medium-sized hawk. It sure didn't look medium-sized to me! I failed to get a picture of it but saw it through my binoculars and also the scope of a National Audubon Society guide there to help with bird identification.

Here are some of the pictures I took this morning.

Finally, here is my tribute to
Louis Comfort Tiffany's
"A View of Oyster Bay"
that I did a couple of years ago..
but I had to add a couple of cranes.


call me crazy said...

Oh!~ Now you've made me hungry! The pie looks great! :-) Love the bird photo's too~ what a fun day! And you already know, I love that wall hanging! :-)

Kathleen said...

I love blueberry pie! Used to go pick them in Bridgehampton, and rush home and make a pie!
Is that Oyster Bay, as in the one here on L.I.??
You do beautiful work!

Bridget B said...

Thats sounds like a good way to spend the day and the pie makes me hungry. Love the wall- hanging