On Saturday afternoon (I actually thought it was Sunday, hence the dishtowel, until Sunday morning arrived and I realized it was Sunday), I made a blackberry clafoutis with the blackberries and gorgeous organic eggs that Andy and his sister, Jen, who was visiting for the weekend, brought me from the downtown farmer's market.
I used Ina's recipe for Pear Clafoutis and left out the pear brandy, sprinkled some sugar over the blackberries (those guys were sour!) and used half-and-half instead of heavy cream. Clafoutis is one of my favorite things — somewhere between a pancake and a custard, it's creamy and sweet but not too sweet, and with that sort of eggy taste that just makes me happy. Also, it's pretty. If you have a Polish pottery pie plate, definitely use it here (I think mine was from Marshall's).
By the way, if you'd like to make a set of these embroidered dishtowels, here is the post that points you to the free download with the days-of-the-week images. My binding tutorial is here. For the record, we use all seven of these dishtowels constantly in our little pleasant kitchen, and my original plan to keep them permanently in the living room, and not let them anywhere near the kitchen or a dish — I got over that the first time I went to reach for a new dishtowel and found the regular ones all in the laundry. These dishtowels seem very, very relieved to be used, and are, I can safely say, no worse for the wear. Make them, use them, love them.
I told my friend Sarah that she has to go see Julie & Julia with me when it comes out August 7. I read the book several years ago when it first came out and I absolutely loved it, and Sarah has actually met Julia Child. I have to ask her to tell me the story again. I'll report back.
I put the clafoutis on the windowsill to cool, because that's what kitchen windowsills are for. Pies, clafoutis, and cats, sitting watching the garden grow.