|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
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
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!