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Water flowing underground
same as it ever was
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness 
13th-Sep-2009 11:23 am
baker
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. Albert Camus


Another glorious day yesterday with a bright blue sky and soft autumn warmth. Ron and I went blackberrying up on the Icknield Way. He hates blackberrying; there's not nearly enough ball-chasing involved. He did stick his head down a few rabbit holes by way of compensation and was exhausted by the amount of running he did do in the sun.


We went into town to give stuff I had cleared from the conservatory to the charity shop. Ssssssh - don't tell MWNN


On our return home, I got out the trusty Kenwood (what? It saves time and reduces the mess I genereate when baking. Just look at the stains on the 35 year old pre-Kenwood days recipe book) and made a big apple and blackberry crumble in exchange for the 'stuff' MWNN was saving 'just in case'.







Fruit crumble is now in the freezer for when MWNN returns from France.


Ron doesn't like blackberries - or raspberries - or strawberries. He does, however, like blueberries and shared my multi-berry breakfast this morning.

Comments 
13th-Sep-2009 12:47 pm (UTC)
I made a blackberry crumble yesterday, too.
13th-Sep-2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
Did I miss the photo?
13th-Sep-2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
No - I'm just uploading them - it is the photo for today - as it is today we are eating it!
13th-Sep-2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
What's a Kenwood?
13th-Sep-2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
I guess the query was meant for hesadevil - but got slotted in as a reply to my comment - so I'll answer for her...

At least I would reckon this is the answer - it will be a Kenwood Chef - we just assume the whole world knows what a Kenwood is!
13th-Sep-2009 03:48 pm (UTC)
It's not a Kenwood Chef. I don't bake enough for that. It's the Food Processor MWNN bought many Christmases ago so that he could make his own turkey stuffing. He's never used it. I use it for soup making mainly but it makes a mean crumble topping or shortcrust pastry.

13th-Sep-2009 03:51 pm (UTC)
Originally, Kenwood made a cake mixer that became part of the English language, a bit like we use 'Hoover' to mean a vacuum cleaner. Kenwood makes different kitchen appliances now. Mine's a food processor I use for pastry and crumble topping making.

Edited at 2009-09-13 15:53 (UTC)
13th-Sep-2009 03:43 pm (UTC)
I made plum crumble, 2 trees musta had 100lbs + of fruit this year!
Friends got used to saying, no thanks, I don't need any more plums;)
13th-Sep-2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
Oh I wish we lived closer. I'm a fiend for plums. They never last long enough to need cooking Chez Hesadevil. I love the bif egg-shaped variety that's in the shops at the moment - a tarty giant version of Victoria.
13th-Sep-2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
Victorias and River's Early Prolific, both very tasty, down to the last few pounds, most cool, fancy plum, go pick, eat plum, but far too many to just eat - unfortunately, frozen, jammed, given away
13th-Sep-2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
::Works out how long it takes to drive to Wales::

Damn.
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