This is my ode to blueberries. It doesn't come in word form. It only comes in the form of a picture. But these lovely little fruits have been taking over my every meal, snack, and dessert lately. I can't stop eating them. They are SO good! And since they are also taking over my refrigerator, I think I will make something with them and this may be making it's place in my belly later on...
Blueberry Cobbler (from Mennonite Girls Can Cook blog)
-5 cups of fresh or frozen blueberries
-2/3 cup sugar
-3 tbsp corn starch
Place all ingredients in a microwaveable bowl. Heat for 3 minutes stirring once half way through. You just want to get them hot, but not bubbling. Pour hot berries into a 8" square pan or deep dish pie plate.
-1 cup flour
-1/3 cup sugar
-2 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-3 tbsp butter
-1/2 cup buttermilk (you can use regular milk)
Measure dry ingredients into bowl. Cut in cold butter until crumbly. Add milk all at once and mix with a fork until moistened. Drop by spoonfuls over hot berries. Bake at 425º for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy.
1. First of all the Spring Concert held last Saturday- took up most of my time last week, but I made it through and it went well! We performed Fiddler on the Roof songs among others and look! I'm on the poster! No, I'm not the one playing violin or singing the solo, but I'm standing behind the soloist on the left! I'm almost famous! ha!
p.s. Some links you should have a look at in my favourites on the side- Triptych Project: a project I am doing along with 2 other artists/friends in which we take a picture each week to make a triptych. And also check out Mennonite Girls Can Cook which is a fabulous cooking blog and includes, yes, favourite Mennonite recipes! Yum! I will finally learn how to make real bread, perishky, rollkuchen, and of course paska for Easter which is fast approaching!
Right now this picture is staring me in the face and I do like it so. It makes me chuckle inside a little. Yes, I know that my calender is 2009, but I like to pretend it's in the correct year so that I can use it again. I got it as a gift from my friend, Elya. A little something from Rome, of course! And yes, I realize that I'm blogging with the chance of no one reading my previous posts, but maybe someday someone will...hello? Is anyone there? Oh well, I like the idea of it anyway- sharing inspiration when I come across it and combining images with words. It's fun I think, even with no one to read it!
I heard so many bitter comments again this year about Valentine's Day, but again, I don't see how everyone can be so bitter when it's so much fun. I think there is much more to Valentine's Day than JUST romantic love. First of all, Valentine's Day has always been about love between friends and family for me- my parents have always made it something special for all of us to celebrate. But no love on earth can compare to the ultimate love of Christ which is the greatest love of all! We should really be celebrating His great love for us and showing our love for Him! I think that His love is my favourite gift this year and I think that through understanding His love, I can better appreciate a holiday dedicated to love- all love! Here's to love! And here is also to my father who always shows love through his actions- this year by a rose! :) How beautiful! I love roses no matter how cliche they are! They are so pretty!
So, in honour of celebrating all love, my roommate and I hosted a Valentine's Tea yesterday! Unfortunately, I only figured out later that my camera was on the wrong setting, so pictures didn't turn out too well, but they give you the main idea! I made a paper heart garland for the event...
Yummy! We also wore our tea dresses, of course in shades of pink. We decided that since Canada was playing Switzerland last night in Olympic hockey, the red and white theme could also be dedicated to them for the guys attending the party...
Our little back yard is enchanting...there's something so magical about it! Especially with the green leaves still on the trees!