Thursday, August 08, 2013

August days





 
Even before the calendar page turned to August, the weather has begun to change...cooler nights, and one morning we woke it was only 49 degrees.  The days still warm up nicely, though temps in the 90's are not much of a possibly now.  The cool mornings are perfect for riding my bike over to our wild blackberry patch.  It's been a good summer for them--they're large and plentiful.
The farmer's corn, out our window, has gotten tall.  We enjoyed our first sweet corn from the market and it was delicious!  Our own corn was planted so late, I doubt it will have time to make ears, but we'll see.  We also bought a half bushel of Red Haven peaches at the market and are eating our fill.
Any baking done lately involves fresh fruit or zucchini...chocolate zucchini muffins, blueberry muffins, and fruit crumbles.
The crumble pictured above was made with our blueberries and the Red Haven peaches...it's so good with some vanilla ice cream!
Here's the recipe:
 
Blueberry Peach Crumble
 
Crust & Topping
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
lemon zest {optional}
1/2 cup butter, in small pieces
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Fruit Filling
5 cups fruit--use a combination to your liking of blueberries & peaches
1/2 cup sugar {or to taste}
2 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. lemon juice
 
Crust & Topping:
Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, {and some lemon zest if desired}; with food processor or pastry cutter, cut butter into dry mixture until you have coarse crumbs.  Reserve 2/3 cup of the crumbs for the topping.  Pat remaining crumbs into the bottom of a 9 or 10 inch round baking pan. 
Fruit Filling:
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes.
In bowl, combine fruit with sugar, flour, and lemon juice.  Spoon unto the baked crust, and sprinkle with the reserved crumbs. 
Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes.
 

12 comments:

  1. The peach crumble sounds delish!

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  2. I always enjoy visiting here..

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    1. And I'm always glad you stop by--thanks Bevy!

      Deb

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  3. Pretty Zinnias & peach crumble...some of the best of what August has to offer!

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  4. Wonderful photos and the basket of berries and the crumble look so yummy! :-D Happy August!

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  5. We are also having cooler weather right now. It almost feels like the end of September rather than the beginning of August.

    The crumble looks so good. Thanks for sharing the recipe with all of us.

    God bless.

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  6. Such a restful place you have here.
    Soon we will be seeing the snow flying.
    Enjoy these last summer days.
    D xo
    PS~ I REALLY need to plant some zinnias next year.
    My dad loved them.

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  7. I love all of your photos, looks a very lovely place to live...my hubby made a crumble blueberry and nectarines, his recipe resembles yours ;-) while I made a choc zucchini cake-his creation was better.

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  8. Hello, I wanted to say we are also having such cool nights. I found two spiders just this morning. I had a friend tell me we will be having an early Fall. Liked the huge berries! I also enjoy riding my bike, we just looked at some called Townie have you seen them? It is called flat foot technology.
    Have you on my Blog Roll so I can see when you have new updates. Please stop over and say hello. Have a wonderful week-end. Blessings,Roxy

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  9. Everything looks so good. We have cooled off as well but I am not complaining because July was beastly hot and humid.

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  10. I grew up on a fruit farm in Western New York and my dad grew Red Haven peaches! We sold them at the fruit market in front of our home. This brought back so many memories. I say I was spoiled because we only had the best produce at our "stand". I am going to have to go around to our local markets to see if they still have red havens. Thanks for this post.

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  11. Always inspiring --> your blog.

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