Hey all you cool cooks and kitchens! These past few weeks have been… I’m not sure there’s one word that suitably describes all the developments captured and imprinted on our minds and souls via the news, social media platforms, and other outlets. It seems a bit shallow and detaching for me to not mention the protests and looting that happened just blocks away from my doorstep. And more so the heartbreaking triggers that led up to to an emotionally volcanic response from communities widespread. My site has and always will be about food, the history of it, the testament to it, and the story behind it. Because every cook has a story, a history, a testimony I am following my heart as I type today. We all are wounded and I’m convinced that putting those feelings in a pot and making something warm can be soothing. Not a remedy, but a peaceful break. Because we can all use one in this fight, in this birth.
As the dust settles, wounds begin to mend, people come out to play, business lights flicker back on . We are watering our soil. Replanting and regrowing. That’s what I was thinking about at 4 am. When I get to thinking I can’t sleep. I either write or turn the oven on. I had a few of anjou pears and granny smith apples in the kitchen and the rest was all she wrote. Because when something crumbles it’s not always the end but the beginning of something sweet.
- Apples (2, peeled and chopped)
- Pears (2, peeled and chopped)
- Lemon Juice (1 tablespoon)
- Vanilla (1 teaspoon)
- Rolled Oats (1 cup)
- Flour (1 cup)
- Cinnamon (4 tablespoons)
- Light Brown Sugar (1/2 cup)
- Granulated Sugar (2 tablespoons)
- Ginger(2 teaspoons)
- Sweet Cream Butter (1 cup, melted)
- Salt (1/4 teaspoon)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl mix together the chopped apples, pears, lemon juice, vanilla, 1 teaspoon of ginger, granulated sugar, and 2 tablespoons of cinnamon. Set aside.
- In another bowl thoroughly mix together the rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, butter, salt, and the remaining cinnamon and ginger. Set aside.
- In a nonstick baking dish (you can lightly butter a pan) add the apple pear mixture.
- Evenly top the oats mixture on to the apples and pears and cook for 35-45 minutes or until the crumble is a golden toasted brown.
- Serve with ice cream or whipped cream. Enjoy!