Thursday, July 23, 2009

Barefoot Bloggers: Peach and Blueberry Crumbles

Side rant: I am getting eaten alive by mosquitoes. I go outside for literally 30 seconds to water my 3 plants and I get a half a dozen bites. I wear capris to work and I get probably 50 bites between my ankles and the bottom of my pants. There was a mosquito in my office the other day that got 3 bites out of me before I got him. But I did get him. I am debating putting bug spray in my soap or something. Damn South and their mosquitos. Even when I worked in a swamp before I never got bitten like this. Anyone have any suggestions?

Look at my poor leg. And this is after a few days of healing. I didn't catch most of them because I used the camera on my comp rather than my real one.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program.

This is a good recipe. The hardest part is peeling all the peaches. Which, admittedly is a pain.

I had hit the farmer's market in Charlotte near the airport the weekend before I made these. That's a really nice farmer's market. If anyone reading this is in Charlotte or go there at some point, hit the farmer's market. If you are coming from out of town it's right by the airport so you could pick something up and take it home. Admittedly, I only go there when I am going to the airport, for one reason or another. It's a little too far to be my regular farmer's market.

At the farmer's market I got about 50 peaches, 5 ears of corn, a couple lbs of tomatoes, a couple lbs of zucchini and squash for about $20. Fortunately I had emptied out the fridge a bit when I went out of town. I barely managed to get it all in there. Oh and some blueberries because I needed them for this recipe.

Like I said, the hardest part of the recipe is peeling all the peaches. It takes some time and patience. Which I was running out of my the end. Then you just toss it with lemon juice, flour and sugar, dump it in a pan and spread the crumb topping on top. I made 2 1 cup ramekins and a 9x9 baking pan. I thought there was just about the right amount of crumb.

The peaches I had were really good. I mean REALLY good. I probably should have cut back the sugar because the peaches were so sweet. The ramekins are staying at home for a chef's snack. Though I am not sure how long they will last. On the plus side the recipe is pretty simple and not that bad for you I am already thinking about doubling the recipe and making it again.

Say thanks to Aggie. She chose the recipe. You can find it here.

PS Yes I do realize how wrong it is that I took a picture of mosquito bites on my leg but I have no pic of my crumble. The pics of the crumble are on my real camera. And they are good. Very good. You'll have to trust me on this one.

Edit: Here's a pic


h2babe said...

I trust you ;-) Sorry about the mosquito bites... that looks painful

kelly said...

You kill me! lol! I think you can buy a moisturizer that contains some form of repellent from Avon. You might want to check it out. I think the key to skin removal on the peaches was using FIRM (ripe) peaches. I ended up butchering the soft ones trying to remove the skin and ended up tossing at least one of them out.

Shandy said...

Hello, and thank you for the comments on my canned nectarines in the vanilla wine syrup. Canning is actually not hard to do; it just looks hard because of the big pot we use to hold jars and the jars themselves. If you ever think you might like to give it a try, I have some simple recipes or I give great moral support =).

Your mosquito bites look miserable. Hubby surrounds himself in mosquito repellant but what a pain to put on that sticky, icky spray. I know they have creams.

Your crumble looks great! and you enjoyed it...Yay!

Coco Bean said...

Oh man, those are terrible bites! The only suggestion I have is to use sticky note pads to kill them in your office Not only do you have a large flat surface area to hit them with, but when you kill one it sticks to the note and you can just peal it off and throw it out.

My Fare lady said...

You are too funny, I think the mozzies may have been after your crumble, they had to get through you to get to it. Great blog.