I’m feeling blessed. Blessed with the opportunity to pour my creative juices into writing and photographing a cookbook, blessed with all the summer bounty of vegetables and fruit. I’m completely consumed by all of it, as well as an upcoming life event.
My older son is going off to college soon, and I’m savoring every moment I have with him. While he’s not going far in the geographical sense, he is taking a giant leap out the door and into a different world, not quite the “real” world, but a demanding one for sure.
We just need to iron out a few things related to his health, and the rest is in his hands. It’ll be good for him, and for me. I’m putting aside my mental cautions so that the focus is on the present, not on what has happened, or what could happen. It’s a wide-open field, and it’s his to explore. I’m just paying the cell phone bill so I know he has a way to reach us.
As for this scone recipe, it is very basic, with a sweet citris-ginger overtone. It’s just waiting for some jam, jelly, or preserves to complete the flavor. It’s also dairy-free—a departure from my cherry and walnut-raisin scones, which use yogurt and are egg-free.
Among the more seasonal blessings is the great taste of all the fruit this summer. I’m a berry girl first and foremost, but I never forget about all the other amazing other fruits piled high in the markets right now. I’ve included a recipe using juicy apricots, but you could easily swap in nectarines, plums, or any variations of these juicy treats. I like using apricots because I don’t have to remove the skins before cooking.