I promised last night to give you the recipe for my blueberry crisp. My, is it ever good! I actually made this a few days ago (the same night I made jambalaya!) and have been picking at it at odd times ever since.
Serves about six
4 cups fresh blueberries
juice of one lemon
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 stick cold butter, cut into tiny pieces
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
Preheat the oven to 375 and spray a shallow pan (I used a 9 by 15″ pan) with cooking spray. Spread out the berries evenly along the bottom of the pan and sprinkle the lemon juice on top.
In a large bowl, combine all the rest of the ingredients and use your hands to work in the butter. In the end, you should have tiny pieces of butter throughout. You still want some chunks for optimal streusel.
Spread the streusel on top of the blueberries and bake for about 25 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.
This August first began very chilly. It was in the low fifties when I woke up and the fog was as thick as pea soup. However, the sun just broke through the clouds and now the temperatures are pushing seventy five. This is precisely while I love the Bay Area.
Had oatmeal and coffee for breakfast!
Don’t even remember the last time I had oatmeal. Today I used 1/3 cup oats, 1/2 cup vanilla soy milk, 1/4 cup water, a few dried blueberries, a little vanilla paste, cinnamon, half of a grated apple, a spoonful of chia seeds, a little bit of Opera Girl’s
granola and some Nuttzo.
It was quite the bowl of loaded oatmeal.
I spent the morning researching new camera lenses in my bed. Since I broke my prime lens (50 mm) last winter
, I’ve really wanted to invest in a new one but wasn’t sure exactly what to get. For the past few weeks, I’ve been using Almanzo’s 50 mm 1.4 lens (I had the 1.8 before, which was still a great lens but was less expensive) and loved it. However, he needed it back for work so now I’m left using the lens that came with my camera, the 18-55 mm. It’s not a bad lens at all and I love it (especially for wide angle shots) but I need something a little better for food.
Dabbling with the idea of the 60 mm macro….or the 35 mm, which seems to be good for both wide angle and portrait shots. Right now, I’m leaning towards the 60 mm but haven’t pulled the trigger yet. Any photographers want to jump in with their opinion? Just please don’t tell me to go buy the 100 mm because a one thousand dollar camera lens is definitely not in the budget right now.
Back to today. After spending way too much time on Amazon, I went to church and then came back for quesadillas!
I just melted about a third cup of cheddar cheese in a tortilla and then served it with leftover mango salsa
Ridiculous. Why don’t I make myself quesadillas more often?
My drink of choice was Tazo
iced cucumber white in a Bonne Maman jar.
I’m off to the bookstore to get some serious writing done, then possibly rewarding myself by reading poolside. Enjoy your Sunday!