The other night, Sage & I made peach crisp, which was EXCELLENT. We combined a peach pie filling recipe w/the crisp topping that I always use for apple crisp. We ended up with 3 individual ramekins, plus a large casserole of it.
Excuse the bad night-time photo:
Here's the recipe, if you want to try it. I cut the sugar down a bit, since I like the fruit to be on the tart side, which is balanced well by the buttery, sweet topping. You can make it sweeter if you like it that way.
- 1 cup oats
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 4 pounds ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, & sliced***
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
***hint: The easy way to peel peaches is to cut a little "X" into the bottom of them, then toss a few at a time into boiling water. Leave them in for about a minute, then plunge them into cold water. This will allow you to slide the skin right off. Cool!
Our garden is trying its damnedest to grown & ripen, but we get so little direct sun, due to the ginormous tree outside our apartment. Imagine my excitement when I saw this little tomato the other day!
Most of the others look like this:
I'm really hoping that the red one sends out some hormones or something that will kick-start the rest, otherwise we'll be eating fried green tomatoes & canning green tomato relish. C'mon, babies, go!
Here's a cute succulent terrarium I made recently, using a cool goblet I found at Goodwill. I really like how it turned out.
I've also been knitting this Circle Sock for myself, which is reminiscent of a TMNT shell. Turtle power!
Noodle (Ruben) is doing much better, after a rough patch of health. He's been loving to sunbathe on the porch during our more temperate days.