Apple Crisp and in defence of blogging

I have to admit that it never occurred to me that I would be ridiculed for blogging.

I have done a number of things in my life that  have, absolutely, made me a target – but blogging??

My conversation went something like this…

Me: Have you seen my blog yet?

Not Me: I haven’t got time to read blogs – I can’t believe that you have time to write a blog!

Me: Well, it’s not that I have the time – I make the time.

Not Me: Why – who cares what you have to say? You would have to be an egomaniac to think that someone is actually reading what you write – not you particularly but anyone.

Me: You are brutal.

Not Me: No, just honest.

Me: How do you explain the thousands of bloggers out there writing everyday for a thousand times that many readers?

Not Me: There are?

Me: Tell me you are kidding…

The conversation became a lot more playful once I realized that I was talking to a Neanderthal. Not really – just someone who is not comfortable with social media. However, our conversation did cause me to pause and consider why I am so passionate about blogging. I do spend a good deal of my day, while I am doing other things, thinking about my next post.

The truth is –  everything that I have ever been interested in has consumed me until I get it figured out. Not an easy part of my personality for those closest to me! So as I muddle my way through the world of blogging, in true form, I will be at it ‘full throttle’ until I feel confident.

Until then…

One of my favorite desserts is apple crisp. The best time to make an apple crisp is now! The apples are perfect.

This recipe produces an apple crisp with mouth puckering fruit on the bottom and a buttery, sweet crunch on the top. Served with a dollop of whipped cream and your guests will be purring.

Apple Crisp

serves 6

preheat oven 375*F

6 tart apples, peeled, cored and sliced

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

freshly grated nutmeg, to taste – I use 1/8 teaspoon

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces

2/3 cup oatmeal

Grease a 9″ pie plate.

Add sliced apples – loosely evening them out.

In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, spices and salt.

Using a pastry blender, cut butter into flour mixture.

Stir in oatmeal  – gently.

Sprinkle on top of apples.

Place in oven for 35 – 40 minutes or until top is golden and fruit is bubbly.

There is still one day left to vote…

Thanks so much for reading!