Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Pear Crumble -



Photo by Bryan S. Chen

I'm back from my great adventure!  Suffice it to say, I had an absolutely wonderful time.  Jen, Shannan and Teresa are three of the most interesting, beautiful, genuine gals that you'd ever want to meet!  I would love to show you some photos - but alas, I've left my camera up at the Flower Patch Farmgirl's house!  I know!  I'm at her mercy now.  I have my old camera charging up on the counter now. 

We all went to the Springfield, Ohio Flea Market Extravaganza.  I've never seen so much fabulous junk in one place.  I needed a tractor trailer to get everything home that I wanted.  So not fair.  So. not. fair.

Photo from Springfield Flea Market Website
Truth be told, I didn't take that many photos.  I felt that worrying about pics too much would interfere in the time we spent together.  We'd been planning this visit for several months and I wanted to savor every moment of it.  I think that I got at least one embarrassing photo of each of them - so my work was done.

Until I get my camera back - I thought I'd share this recipe with you!  (Yes, I know that you are still waiting for the Lemon Cookies and the Mac and Cheese! I totally promise to get them to you this week.  Totally.)

I only make this recipe a couple of times a year, and it's usually in the month of September, when I get a sack of pears from my friend's tree.  When pears are up in my house, I really know that the days are numbered to get out and enjoy the weather.  Realizing this - we spent the morning at the Uncle John's Flea Market in Cedar Lake.  I have to say I was more than disappointed.  All I brought home was a headache and sore throat from all the mildew up in those buildings.  Aye law - I shan't go back. 

Photo from June 2009 - before my sackcloth and ashes haircut
Today was a great day to shoot things.  Did you know my nickname is Dead Aim Jaym?  Whilst I love the idea of dressing all in camo, and hanging out in the woods in the wee hours waiting for turkeys to shoot at - I couldn't shoot them with anything but a camera.  I just want all the gear - and want to walk around looking like a hunter - but I really don't want to kill anything.  Too bad - I'm a good shot!

After an afternoon of shooting - there was nothing better to come in to than a bowlful of warm Pear Crumble.  This recipe is from EatingWell, and there's not a smidge of butter or bacon in it, and it's still delicious!


You'll find the recipe here.  Just a note - I didn't use pure maple syrup, but just used the 'fake' stuff.  I'm sure that this recipe is going to go into your 'favs' file!

26 comments:

  1. I could use a therapeutic trip to a good flea market. The one I know of here in Roanoke is soooooo bad. Just junk and dirty clothing. Seriously.

    Glad the baby chick is no longing yakking all night long. That would drive anyone nuts.

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  2. Welcome home! So glad you had a fun getaway. Looking forward to all the embarrassing pics... That pear cobbler thingy looks divine.

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  3. Yummo....looks delish! I feel the same way about pears..alas...summers over.

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  4. I just love your blog. I laughed my head off over the chicken story as I have chickens also and have had many odd experiences myself. I live in Dayton and went to the Extravaganza also. It was awesome. Hope you bought some fun stuff!

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  5. I bet that was a great time! I've never been to a REAL flea market. Do you know how to track one down in my area?

    I totally need shooting lessons. I don't like to kill animals, but I think I could shoot me coyote real quick :)

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  6. HI Jayme, I've thought of you several times this weekend wondering where your journey had taken you. I had a feeling it was a fall festival or something of that nature. Sounds like a great girls trip!! I'm going to the Country Living Fair in Columbus, OH next weekend and will let you know all about that. I've missed you this weekend :) Pear crumble looks great.
    Amy at Verde Farm

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  7. Ohhh!!! My best friend and I were supposed to go there this weekend too. I was helping to move the in-laws out of Springfield. HA!
    I'm glad it was worth coming from IN.

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  8. Glad you had fun, and can't wait to see pics :)

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  9. Mmmm...pear crumble! I'm a crumble person myself. Pies are good, cobblers are better but crumbles are the best!

    I'm a fair shot too. We used to compete in SASS (single action shooter society) but they called me Trigger Happy 'cause I tended to get a bit enthusiast when the clock started ticking during the competitions. Hehehe

    We don't compete anymore. Too much adrenalin causes wrinkles, you know. LOL

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  10. That pear crumble looks YUMMY! I couldn't help notice about your chickens. Did you see the chicken coop my friend Tiffany did on her post? Here's the link.

    http://www.thefancyfarmgirl.com/heres-the-coop/

    She's a doll. Enjoy. Charlene

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  11. Glad you had a great time. Bet you found some treasures. Looking forward to seeing photos. Never had pear crumble. Sure would like some now. I'll settle for some apple pie.

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  12. Well, it just so happens that I have a bag o'pears up in my kitchen! I'm all over this.

    Jaymsie - I really like sackcloth and ashes hair. I promise, I really, truly do. So sue me.

    Law, I be missin' you.

    I should highjack your camera and hold it hostage, along with all of its potentially embarrassing ammo.

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  13. Howdy Jayme,
    That Pear Crumble looks yummy! I took my son out to The Rocking HI Ranch (my Dad's place) to join my brother, his sons and my Dad and Stepmom for some dove hunting. Normally, I am an avid bird WATCHER only! But dove breasts are mighty tasty wrapped in bacon and grilled! My stepmom and I just followed along well-behind in the Mule!
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  14. You look cute with the rifle on your shoulder!

    And I hunt with my camera, also. I call it hunting - vegetarian style. See:
    http://artisticimagesphotography.blogspot.com/2010/01/hunting-vegetarian-style.html

    There are more wildlife on my blog, but that's the only one I refer to as a hunting trip.

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  15. The Springfield flea market is so fun...good girls trip for you! I'm looking forward to the Country Living Fair this Friday. I always find something that needs a home! Last year I passed up an old door with wavy glass and a turn key door bell in it...hoping it's coming back again this year. It is absolutely coming home with me!

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  16. Oooooh...we just harvested our pears this weekend. I am going to try this recipe tonight!!!

    Thanks, Jayme.

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  17. You should come to the Country Living fair in Columbus, O. in a week or so!

    P/S Your hair is adorable! :)

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  18. hope you are getting better… sore throat is not a lot of fun its just uncomfortable and difficult to swallow.

    usually, i would take the Nim Jiom Cough Syrup (www.geocities.jp/ninjiom_hong_kong/index_e.htm ) which has a thick consistency formulation. it coats the throat and includes herbs that are particularly good for that application.

    i hope it works on you as well.

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  19. I am so glad that you are not one to take aim at those poor unsuspecting turkeys;>) It sounds like you had fun with your friends too...that's what life is all about isn't it? Spending time with those we love.

    I will try that pear recipe. I love pears and so do the kids! Thanks- Diana

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  20. I love turkey but I like getting them from the turkey farm.Don't think I could shoot one. The pear crumble looks delicious, will have to try making it while the pears are in season.

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  21. Mmmmmm, that looks delish! My kind of dessert. I'd probably have to eat the whole thing myself. Crisps and crumbles make a wonderful breakfast, too.

    Can you believe I live 40 miles from Springfield, and my son lives there, and I've never been to the flea market? Gotta remedy that next time. I think I'm afraid to go.

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  22. sounds like y'all had a ball! So jealous, just found all your blogs and am thrilled to have met such cool farm chicks via this blog thing. thanks for your sweet comments regarding my car bins, i should have clarified that i took the picture of the back only, the rest of my car has enough fast food debris to feed an entire village and although my blog may look purty and organized it's by reading genuine ones like yours that i am inspired. have a blessed day!

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  23. While I am a big fan of the sackcloth and ashes hairdo just like FPFG, I think you are just rockin the gun toting pigtail look! Love it!
    p.s. Can you tell me why I didn't think to delete the sombrero photo while I had the chance? I mean, your camera was right there. I have a vague memory of threatening death if you post it.....just sayin.

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    If you would like you can pick up the award at my blog. If not, just know your blog has impact and is a joy to read!
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  25. Made this pear crumble today for my Mom's 70th birthday party and it was a hit! We both came to your home on the garden walk in "the bus" and have been thoroughly enjoying your blog. I also made an Apple Slab from King Arthur's website that everyone said was wonderful too if you're looking for a new apple recipe. Thanks for the recipe!

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  26. Hi, very interesting post, greetings from Greece!

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