Month: September 2009

when in doubt make cobbler…


Anyway, I am so disgusted by the news I can’t stand it anymore.

Behind the scenes around here people are searching for quiche from scratch and the soup I did once here for Uppity — well today you are going to get a dessert!

So simple and fab you won’t even believe it.

This cobbler can be made by:

1.  foraging for wild berries…

2.  living near a farmer’s market…

3. deciding to use frozen ones… ahem.

Take two bags — one blackberries and one raspberries and drop them into a baking dish — while still  frozen.

For the topping:

I cup of flour,  1 and a half cups of sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 eggs.

Mix the above together.

Melt one stick of butter.

Put the topping over the berries, press down into a crust and pour the butter over the top of that — some berries can peek through for effect…

Bake about 40 minutes until golden at 375.

Serve this plain or with vanilla ice cream —

This is no fail, totally fab, and guaranteed to make people smile and want seconds and thirds.

I am deciding whether I want to teach cooking just for fun based on the number of people who don’t seem to know how.

I must have 300 cookbooks from my corporate days and so on.  Well?

I am bored.  Bored.  BORED.

Yesterday I did do a nice pastel though — I amused myself this morning by looking at Craigslist.

To take my mind off all the bad news.  I can’t remember a time when everything seemed so bad as right now.  I really can’t.  It’s just disgusting.

Anyway, what I would like to be doing is making a bunch of cobblers for friends — so, here is my virtual cobbler and you can think of me when you make it.

I think I wasn’t wife material, but, I did teach myself to cook all kinds of things for him — like society dictated to me that I should.

In the early years…