Twofer Tuesday 1: Guest Post!

And I’m back, with a vengeance! Not quite that bad. I was gone for the weekend, visiting friends up in Traverse City. Had a great time, but did not get to writing or crafting so much. No worries, though! My mom, who is an actual, professional writer, was telling me about the cobbler she’s been making, and I thought “oh man! That would make a great blog post!” So here it is. Thanks to her for writing something entertaining and informative – enjoy!

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My daughter Sam (your favorite Polymath and mine) share many things, including a love of cooking and crafting. This may have started when, in an effort to keep my little girl’s active curiosity alive and stave off summer boredom, we would make projects and cook stuff. Thanks to the wonders of technology, the fact that she lives in Michigan and I live in Georgia doesn’t keep us from sharing projects.
Here is one we shared. In Georgia, the blackberry crop is in, the black bears are out and foraging and it is the best local fruit option at the local farmers market at the moment. That is always a priority for me cookingwise… finding local sources and supporting local growers so menu planning is often determined by seasonal finds. So with berries on the brain, I started searching for recipes for a big gathering we were planning.  My husband (and official recipe tester) begged me to make this new recipe that I discovered recently… berry cobbler.

I wish I were in Georgia….

The picture is Jerry’s hand, showing off the pre-party cobblers. And yes, I did make one just for him to stow away.
I love this cobbler recipe so much I asked Sam to let me share it on her page. First, it is easy to remember the amounts and ingredients. For someone as innumerate as I am, this is very important. Second, the ingredients are simple. Everyone who cooks has the ingredients without a last minute trip to the store. Third, you can change it around a little and it won’t mess it up.
I declare this the summer of cobbler!
Here is the link to the site. Love this blogger too. http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/08/the_great_cobbl/
Have fun.