By Nancy Reed, helper in her daughter Moira's Sleeping Latte Cafe in the Clock Shop Mysteries by Julianne Holmes
Chime and Punishment, due out August 1.)
One thing about this time of year--it's berry season. Blueberries are my favorite fruit, and I can't get enough of them. Believe it or not, my husband Pat finds picking them relaxing, so our house is in constant supply. I freeze a few, but I enjoy making and baking. That's how I relax. I'm not in the Sleeping Latte as much these days, but I'm baking up a storm, Blueberry pies, scones, grunt, buckle, and crisp. But you know what gets the best response? The Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins.
Jordan Marsh was a department store here in New England. Back in the day, their cafeteria (they were cafeterias back then, not cafes) served these amazing blueberry muffins. They also had an Enchanted Village around the holidays in the store, and amazing decorated windows. Jordan Marsh is out of business now, but the Enchanted Village lives on at Jordan's Furniture, and the muffin recipe got released. Once in a while I add some lemon zest, or maybe some orange. But for the most part, I let them stand on their own. Why mess with perfection?
Do you love blueberry season as much as I do? What's your favorite recipe?
Julianne Holmes is thrilled that Chime and Punishment will be released on August 1. Chime and Punishment is the 3rd in the Clock Shop Mystery series.