Apple and Plum Crumble
Crumble, it’s the quickest dessert I know how to make and it never disappoints.
I never think jeez, that was a fairly average tasting crumble. Nope, I never think that, and not because I think my cooking is the bees knees either, but because it’s a humble dish that realistically I don’t have high expectations of. Therefore, how can it be anything but damn delicious…
Still with me?… I’ll keep going.
Take the very high on my list of all time favourites, Lemon Meringue Pie. See that sugary little number, I have very high expectations of, and realistically frequently get disappointed. Too sweet, not tart enough, pastry likened to playdough etc. Very rarely do I get the whole package that I’m looking for in a lemon meringue.
The crumble however, is like a part of the family. Comfortable with who it is, not overly showy, and subtle on the taste buds… (oh and super quick to make, and I’m all about the speedy-ness of things at the moment. Mr Chocolate has very little chance of me making an all day effort Black Forest Cake at the moment) and for those speedy, tasty, not disappointing reasons…. I think the apple plum crumble is just a bit wonderful.
A nearby house has a window box full of lovely snapdragons. These beautiful and odd little flowers have The Monkeys captivated each day on the way to school.
As they open their petal jaws by squeezing the sides of the flower. There’s a whole lot of surprising goings on in that little window box, sometimes the flowers can grow a whole metre in the one night. Sometimes you have to watch out for their tiny rows of little sharp teeth when Monkey fingers sidle by… Snap! And if you get really, really close to them, you might be able to hear a low growl when young school kids come too close.
Now who knew that about the wonderful snapdragon?
My grandmother getting to hold her very small great granddaughter. That in itself is all kinds of wonderful.