Food & Drink

Blueberries and pancakes are summer orchard treat

composition from a fresh bow whortleberry on the white isolated background
composition from a fresh bow whortleberry on the white isolated background

Fresh blueberries and pancakes are a perfect match, and Trudie and Dana Reed combine them for their annual Blueberry Jubilee & Pancake Day.

They open their farm, Reed Valley Orchard, 239 Lail Lane in Bourbon County, for a day of dancing, gospel singing, horse-drawn wagon rides, and food. The event will be from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 25. Call (859) 987-6480 or go to Reedvalleyorchard.com.

Making decorating a piece of cake

Years ago, we learned to create lavish birthday cakes with fancy borders and colorful flowers in cake-decorating classes. Now we can do it with edible, flexible decorating paper.

Sugar Sheets, a new product from Wilton, requires no prep work, just scissors or paper punches. Simply cut free-hand shapes, such as bows and curlicues, or punch designs on the edible paper and then apply to butter-cream icing or fondant. The solid-colored, patterned or alphabet sheets cost $4 at craft stores or at Wilton.com.

Southern Living's barbecue app

Southern Living has a new app for barbecue lovers. The Big Book of BBQ app for the iPad is available for $7.99 through July 4 and then $12.99 thereafter on the App Store.

The app features more than 100 recipes and dozens of special tricks, tips and techniques headlined as: "Tips from the pitmaster," "Que and A" and "Tools of the trade."

Video and audio clips give step-by-step advice and how-to demos from award-winning barbecue chef Troy Black. Information is presented via seven easy-to-use recipe chapters: How to BBQ, Low and Slow, Speed BBQ, Scrumptious Sides, Sweet Stuff and Sauces, Rubs 'n Marinades, plus a summary of video and audio tips.

The app is based on the brand's best-selling book Big Book of BBQ: Recipes and Revelations from the Barbecue Belt.

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