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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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J
uneberries also known as Service berries are in full swing right now. If you have never tried the Juneberry you should. It is sweet but not too sweet, a soft unique texture with the right amount of berry bite. Usually my son and I would find a tree that was fat with berries and just sort of stand around grazing until we had enough but this time I decided to pick a bunch to bake into some goodies.



On the road to wellness we made a stop at simple pasta. A little olive oil, a little sauteed garlic, and parmesan over some rigatoni, not the best dish in the whole wide world but we are still puny and pink around here.



Due to the abundance of Juneberries I decided a tart was in order. Its your basic pie crust and your basic egg, vanilla, sugar tart base with some Juneberries that were tossed in a little vanilla bean and sugar. Bake until golden, let cool, slice and eat. We may not be eating complex meaty proteins but we can still clobber down some dessert.

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Have you seen those Häagen-Dazs flavors that say 'five' -



well this is Häagen-Daz mint and a piece of pie.

51 comments:

Mo Diva said...

that looks heavenly! is the juneberry tart? looks so yum

snugs said...

I don't think pie and ice cream is best for tummy trouble you silly doggy..so you really should send it my way..you are supposed to stick to the brat diet, bananas, rice, applesauce and tea..

doggybloggy said...

mo: it is not too tart but it isnt overly sweet either - it is kind of the 'just right' berry

snugs: how about if I have the 'weed' diet? whatever eat everything diet.

Bina said...

The Juneberry pie is making my mouth water! YUM! But I'm a Cool Whip girl myself.

snugs said...

well then you are going to suffer with the runs a little longer for being stubborn :)

The Duo Dishes said...

Juneberry? Where the heck do you find that? We're missing out on these things.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Never had a juneberry but it sounds great.

The Diva on a Diet said...

The things I learn here! You are fully educational, dogg! And, yes, where do you find the Juneberries? Farmer's market? I think I need to go shopping with you.

Meanwhile, I concur on the plain pasta as a curative meal. Its my default too. And I'm curious about the "five" ice cream ... why is it thusly named???

KennyT said...

I've never had Juneberries before, hope I'd be able to get them in Hong Kong.

Is it because these berries can only been found in June so they are called Juneberries?

KennyT said...

Oh, just found out that u've linked up the info of Juneberries/Service berries, now I know why they are called Juneberries, thanks a lot for sharing.

gastroanthropologist said...

OMG - I had no idea these were edible. They were always used as garnishes for my garden mud pies I used to make as a child. Had I known I could have eaten them! Juneberries and gooseberries...learning so much about the lesser known berries lately.

Love the color of the tart and the mint ice cream sounds delicious...

doggybloggy said...

bina: then use cool whip - why not!

snugs: thats a little too much info - but I can proudly say I dont have 'runs' I have a crampy tight stomach like I was kicked by a mule

duo: there are trees all over the NE -not so sure about the west

linda: you might have them in your yard and not even know it

diva: they are wild you have to look for them...

kenny: that is exactly why they are called that - I think Hong Kong has similar weather like NY - you might be able to find these...

doggybloggy said...

gastro: careful they do look like other berries out there - these are very soft...

Jenn said...

I've never had a juneberry before. Just looking at that pie makes my mouth water. A well deserved dessert. =)

doggybloggy said...

oh diva I forgot - they are called 'five' because they only have five ingredients - milk, cream, sugar, eggs, mint(mint for this one, ginger for ginger etc, etc)

doggybloggy said...

jenn: it is a well deserved dessert, and I havent paired up berries with so much vanilla bean but I have to say I will do it more often.

The Diva on a Diet said...

Look for them? ... like in the city?! LOL

Ah, I see about the "five" now ... sounds really good. And the tart looks awesome.

Kelly said...

My goodness, what a pretty tart! I bet it is wonderful with the mint ice cream.

snowelf said...

I have never even heard of juneberries... I will have to investigate their deliciousness for myself. ;)

--snow

Sweta said...

Juneberry's!!That's something new to me.Now for a silly question-are they available only in June ;)?
The pie looks gorgeous(how can you even think of eating it)!!

doggybloggy said...

diva: dats right

kelly: the mint the vanilla and the berries - dreamy

snow: you might be able to find them up in your neck of the woods..

sweta: mostly June but depending your climate - June through August

snugs said...

LMAO...

C.G. the Foodie said...

I am guessing we don't have Juneberries in California but I am now going to have to go looking for them. Thanks!

Leela said...

Never heard of or had these berries before, but they look so lovely and delicious. The pie itself already looks so luscious and to serve it a la mode ... oy.
I like your kind of vegetarianism. :)

girlichef said...

I've never heard of a Juneberry...they've got me drooling, though! And I have heard of 5 ice cream and meant to try it, but forgot about it....isn't there a ginger flavor? YUmmY!

The Blonde Duck said...

You know I adore pie!

The Townhouselady said...

Are they anything like gooseberries in taste?

Just telling it like it is said...

thoughts berries bring back memories of childhood when I would go out to the pasture and pick mauberries and my Ma would say "Have you been eating thoughts berries again" and I would say no as my face and shirt stained with juice..caught again Darn.

doggybloggy said...

snugs: humor at my expense again?

cg: you might - I will ask my nature friends

leela: this is the only way to be a vegetarian - in my book

girli: there is a ginger flavor - and I bet you have juneberries out there by you

TBD: I do know about your love of pie and I thought about you when I was making it...really!

Townhouse: I have never had a gooseberry but I hear those are very tart - these are not so tart

justtelling: those berries you mention grow all over around here and they are in fact in season now too...

Marjie said...

I serve pasta like that all the time as a side dish. Can't go wrong with it. I don't know what a juneberry is, but it looks good. Hope good health returns to you and the pup soon.

Beth said...

whatchoo talkin bout..."not the best dish in the world"????? THAT IS THE BEST DISH EVAH!!!!!

Pooja said...

What a lovely Juneberry tart! Never had Juneberries before. That info was really helpful! Nice dessert!

micky blandahini said...

I couldn't possibly count how many times I've had rigatoni with butter only.....to have cheese too....... a blessing of flavor!

doggybloggy said...

beth: I guess I didnt word that right -

pooja: thanks pooja

micky: I should have put dish inside some quotes you know like 'dish' hell we eat this more often than not..but to fess up I prefer linguine or spaghetti with oil and garlic...

Selba said...

Just by looking the pictures, I'm drooling!

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

Iven evr had a juneberry but they looks delicious in those pictures!! I had the hagen das 5 coffee ice cream... pretty good stuff!!

I'm glad you're feeling better!

5 Star Foodie said...

I haven't had juneberries, must try this yummy tart and definitely with mint ice cream ( my favorite!)

burpandslurp said...

Juneberry! Never heard of that. Have I been living in a hole? Anyway, does this mean they only grow in June, hence the name?
I want a fat tree with lots of berries, too! Lucky you!

teresa said...

Gorgeous tart, I've never tried Juneberry, but it looks delicious!

Reeni♥ said...

That's just a gorgeous berry tart!! With a nice cool scoop of minty ice cream - it doesn't get any better than that. My tummy is grumbling for it's nightly snack - wish I had this!

Femin Susan said...

Wow.....I've never had Juneberries before........

Sara said...

I would love to try these berries, I'll have to keep an eye out for them!

finsmom said...

Ive never heard of those berries before - I will have to keep an eye out!

mermayd said...

ooohhh...berries!

Joy said...

Yum!!

Angie's Recipes said...

It's a sin to miss this one out....Are those Schwarze Johannisbeere? The colour appears quite different...have seen bloody red and deep black ones here.

TavoLini said...

wow, nice tart! I haven't seen those haagen daz, but my interest is definitely piqued.

Never had a juneberry, but I do like the sound of it.

Sophie said...

What a lovely fruit tarte!! excellent!
& to add this lovely ice cream is sublime!!

Stacey Snacks said...

So, how was the Haagen Dasz FIVE?
I haven't tried it yet, but like the idea of simple and few ingredients.

pigpigscorner said...

I've never seen 'Five'! I wonder if they have it here in the UK. I've never had juneberry before, looks like blueberries.

harcout breton said...

omg omg this is mouth watering. i like berry pie so much. definitely gonna try this.

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