I saw a picture of a rustic peach galette on one of my favourite blogs, Yeast Spotting. The pictures of their galettes are great. They made me hungry, and I think that is the point of food photos. So, I made some galettes!
I have included my recipe for galettes below. I tried a few recipes this week and am including my own variation. You can use any berry or soft fruit. The first day I made them I had enough strawberries for two strawberry galettes. I also made a batch using frozen mangoes and another with fresh cherries.
I wish I had a picture of us leaving Winterhouse Brook that day. We were a bit squat, to say the least!
We were driving a medium-sized car, heading back east on the second half of our annual family camping trip. Included in that family were: me, Greg, two kids, one dog named Merry. A roof-top carrier held all the camping gear (tent, sleeping bags, etc) and our bikes were strapped on the back. The cherry saplings were in 6 pots, all on the floor under my feet.
Mom and Gram wondered how the saplings would fare on the camping trip, given the potential for accidental damage from two rambunctious boys and the tail of a dog that had a mind of its own.
Well, they fared quite well.
Then, they met the east coast!
Land of 'no soil' and 'much wind'.
I have moved them a few times trying to find a spot where they would be happy. The front lawn was out (too windy). A few did OK on the side lawn but did not survive snowmobiles in the winter. I was down to just two survivors around five years ago. I had just about given up on them ever 'taking' when, miraculously, they 'took'! I was tickled pink.
The two survivors are in the back yard and, I am thrilled to say, are thriving. Finally.
I had enough cherries last year to bottle a few and this year they are even sending off shoots. Again, finally!