I had the absolute best weekend. I needed a relaxing weekend, and apart from working on Saturday night, everything was perfect.
My boyfriend and I took a stab at making homemade ricotta on Saturday which turned out perfectly (more on that later) and we also took a trip up to Hollis, New Hampshire to go berry picking at Brookdale Fruit Farm. If you're in the Boston area (or New Hampshire), I definitely recommend checking out this place. There are a few farms very close to each other in Hollis, but we chose to go to Brookdale because they had both blueberries and raspberries. They also have a farm stand where they sell their own onions, zucchinis, peaches and a lot of other produce at extremely affordable prices. There's also a really adorable ice cream stand on site called Annabelle's ice cream that uses peaches and berries from Brookdale in their ice cream. So. Good.
I'm really excited for some cooking projects now that I have 5 pounds of blueberries. I'm thinking blueberry-lemon ricotta ice cream, blueberry salsa and of course some blueberry crisps. Let me know if you have a favorite blueberry recipe!