So I lied...

This isn't the promised tomorrow of my last post and I do not yet have a pictorial inventory of my WIPS. But I do have a recipe, a really simple one.

Blueberry Crisp

4 C. blueberries, washed and drained -- I use Maine blueberries, the little ones

3 T. cornstarch

1/2 C butter (1 stick), cut into 8 pieces

3/4 - 1 Cup uncooked rolled oats

1/2 - 2/3 C dark brown sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F

Place blueberries in a large plastic storage bag and toss with cornstarch so that berries are coated with it.

Pour berries into butter baking dish. 

Put oatmeal, brown sugar and cinnamon into bowl of food processor. Pulse the mixture as you add the pieces of butter. Stop processing when butter is blended in and mixture is crumbly.

Evenly sprinkle topping over berries. Bake for 45 minutes or until topping is nicely browned.

You can use apples, peaches, pears or other fruits in place of or in combination with blueberries. This is a really easy and delicious dessert.

Moe suggests taking a rest while the crisp bakes -


Today is our anniversary -- my husband and I have been married for 7 years. We decided several years ago that we have all the stuff we need, so we celebrate each year by choosing a really good restauarant and we enjoy a splurge night out. Saturday we went to Primo in Rockland. And what an unbelievably good meal it was!

What do you do the day after a meal like that? Well, we weren't ready to come down off the culinary heights into mundane food. We got an extra lobster Friday from our lobster guy and we has some beautiful flounder in the freezer from the fish CSF of the summer. Sooo, my husband stuffed the flounder with lobster meat and served it with hollandaise sauce. Sides of roasted purple potatoes, heirloom tomatoes and cippolini onion completed the dish. And I must say, it was fabulous! All the ingredients, except for the capers, were local. And see how our local free range eggs made the sauce such a vibrant yellow.

Tomorrow a pictorial inventory of my WIPs. And for Courtney, a recipe.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, Courtney! We've come a long way together. Thank you for all the joy you bring to me.



In the queue

I am knitting along on Mehndi, Hydrangea, and my lace cardigan. And I have promised myself I won't start anything new until I finish one of them. But you know, that doesn't keep me from dreaming an looking.

I bought a skein of the beautiful new Love Potion #3 yarn from Fleegle's The Gossamer Web shop on Etsy. The yarn, a cobweb weight cashmere/merino/silk yarn is luscious and the color is beautifully done. I ordered Tequila Sunrise, which I see sold out.


So of course I have been obsessing what to make with it -- I have over 3000 yds. I browsed my patterns, searched on Ravelry and posted a question there asking for suggestions. I think I have decided to do Something Wicked This Way Comes from No Two Snowflakes.

Of course I may change my mind.

Now, on a brief political note: I heard on Olberman last night that Obama is asking that progressives be good soldiers  and not oppose whatever bill emerges from the mess that has become the healthcare debate. I'm sorry, but I think progressives have been good soldiers for too long. And I fail to see why we should cave in on the public option, which polls still show most Americans supporting, when we are the ones who put Obama in the White House, not Olympia Snowe, not the Republicans and not the big health corporations. So how about he consider being a good soldier and supporting us, you know, the people who voted for him?

Did you miss me?

A week ago, for reasons unknown, my Macbook stopped charging the battery. The battery was good, the power cord was fine and it would run so long as it was connected, but you know, every once in a while a woman likes to get wild and go surf the web from the hammock. So the good people at Apple and I decided it was time for Wendolene, my Macbook, to make a quick trip to the Macbook hospital. She left on Monday and was back home again on Wednesday, all fixed and with a new inside case as well. Then of course Thursday I wanted to install Snow Leopard. So here we are finally ready to post again. 

We are very much into end of summer mode here now. The light has taken on that golden quality of late summer/early fall. The flowers are at their best. It is clear and bright and delightful.

At the beginning of the summer I planted a bunch of Asiatic lilies right under the living room window. And that is now paying off in their incredible fragrance filling the room. I am just delighted by them and want MORE.

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