Happy Solstice! We are celebrating the longest day of the year today.
We got up early (though not at sunrise as we had planned).
We had waffles for breakfast (even though it’s not pancake day!).
I finished digging up another large-ish part of my yard and planted potatoes in it (about 3 months late…).
We went to the lake all afternoon.
When we got home we made a fresh strawberry/blueberry pie (recipe to follow), and had burrito bowls for dinner (everything that we would put in a burrito, without the tortilla). Then we ate our pie!
After dinner, we were about to go for a bike ride, when we saw fireworks shooting off downtown. We dashed down the hill, dropped our bikes, searched like mad for the keys, and drove downtown just in time to catch the grand finale. Caleb was happy. 🙂
Fresh Strawberry/Blueberry Pie Recipe (sweetened with xylitol)
I looked up a few recipes for this pie, and then just sort of winged it. We split the pie, because Caleb has something against blueberries. I used a graham cracker crust, because I was feeling lazy.
2-3 cups of blueberries
2-3 cups of strawberries, sliced (or 5 or 6 cups of one or the other)
Cook half the blueberries in a saucepan with…
-2 tablespoons of water
-3 tablespoons of xylitol crystals (or sugar)
-1 tablespoon of corn starch
Bring the mixture to a boil for about 2 minutes.
Then mix the uncooked berries with the cooked blueberries.
Then do the same thing for the strawberries.
Then spoon the mixture into your pie crust.
Chill the pie for an hour or 2 or more and serve (whipped cream is nice on top).
I hope you enjoyed the longest day of the year too. Do you have any solstice traditions?