Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie: blueberry pie

I didn’t want to have a whole blueberry pie on hand, since we were traveling over the weekend, so I decided to pull out the mini Le Creuset’s and do individual pies!

These turned out pretty good, and just the right size for a little treat. I also used plenty of chopped lemon verbena from one of the plants on my patio.

I spent all last summer searching for verbena, the best I could do was lemon balm (which is now growing out of control). This spring I lucked out and found a great nursery with lots of interesting herbs. Now my patio is full of (among other things) stevia, verbena, 4 different types of basil. So far, everything has been doing well, we’ll see how they fare in late summer heat. My cherry tomato plants in pots are already starting to protest!

This is my part of the weekly Tuesdays With Dorie blog where fellow cooks produce the same recipe every week. Check there to find all the great entries.

14 comments:

Christine said...

So glad that your garden is doing well. The heat is taking a toll on mine. Your pic is beautiful!

Rebecca said...

Individual pies are a great idea. Our herbs are out of control, too. Especially the basil.

Engineer Baker said...

I lust after mini Le Creusets - you're so lucky! My herbs all died from the heat :(

Bumblebutton said...

Nice photo--and the verbena sounds like a terrific addition!

Rachel said...

Adorable pies and I am jealous of your garden!

Susie Homemaker said...

i am thiking of expanding our herb garden by keeping pots - yours sound to be doing great - and that pie looks beautiful. really - nice job.

Steph said...

Your pies look so cute and your pictures are really pretty. I wish I grew some fresh herbs.

ostwestwind said...

I bought my verbena in spring, when I thought my first one didn't suvive. But I think lemon balm is a great substitute.

Great looking minis

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

Pamela said...

What a beautiful shot of the berries against the green of the verbena. And your garden so full of great things.

Shari said...

Ooh, I'm envious of your fresh herbs. That photo is stunning!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

PheMom said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! That's all I can say! Fantastic job!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I'm so curious as to how the lemon balm tasted in the pies, I bet it was delicious!

Jules Someone said...

Cute little pies!

The Queen of Quite a Lot said...

Your pictures are fabulous! Glad to hear your garden is doing so good.