Blackberry and Apple Crumble and CBC

by Michelle

I am so excited.

Thursday afternoon, I received a phone call from Information Morning, the local CBC radio show, asking if I would be interested in talking about my foodblog. I just about fell over! I love talking about blogging. I am fascinated with social media. I get such a kick out of seeing where my latest subscriber lives. I have readers from all over New Brunswick, Australia, New York, Ontario, Calgary, Halifax, New Foundland and Pennsylvania. Of course, I also have family living all over the world which definitely helps my global appeal! Just the same, I do have readers that I do not know personally.

It blows me away to think that I am talking to somebody that I have never met and that they might try one of my recipes. On the other hand, I have spoken to a number of people who read my blog yet do not cook. One reader said, ‘when I get to the recipe I sign off. I love food but do not like to cook.’ Confusing but so fun!

It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that I am connecting with people about food – in what ever way they are interested.

My blackberries continue to provide bowls of happy possibilities. The apple trees that we pruned last year are also dripping with fruit. The apples are still a little green but I picked two to mix in with my blackberries for this crumble. It was lovely.

Blackberry and Apple Crumble

serves 6

preheat oven 375*F

5 cups blackberries

2 large apples, peeled and sliced

1/3 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup flour

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup oats

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated

1/2 cup cold butter, cut into pieces

Grease a large, shallow baking dish. Place half of the blackberries, one of the sliced apples and half of the 1/3 cup of brown sugar in the prepared dish – repeat with remaining fruit and sugar. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, nutmeg and salt, using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles a coarse meal. Stir in oatmeal.

Sprinkle oat mixture over the fruit so that it covers evenly.

Place in oven and check at 35 minutes. The top should be golden and the fruit should be bubbling.

Allow to cool at least 1/2 hour.

Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.

My interview is tomorrow morning – wish me luck!

Thanks for reading.