Mixed Fruit Cobbler



I was going to try this recipe for a Peach Cobbler and bought some nice-looking peaches at the supermarket.  For some reason, there were a couple of peaches missing from my fruit basket when I was about to start on the cobbler the following day.

I did the next best thing and dug into my freezer to see if I had any leftover frozen fruits there.  All I had was less a pack of those mixed fruits for smoothies – still not enough.  So I ended up using one of the large red delicious apples that turned out to be very sweet and crisp.  The whole thing was delicious with the top perfectly crisp and crumbly at the same time and it absorbed the fruit juices.  For me, that really is the best part of a cobbler – with or without the cream.  This mix of fruits was also very nice with the smooth and tender peaches, a little crunch from the apples and those tiny bursts of sweetness as you bit on a blueberry just gave it the right touch.  Continue reading “Mixed Fruit Cobbler”

Homemade Maple Walnut Ice Cream



I finally made it! My first homemade ice cream.  It’s based on Haagen Dazs’s Black Walnut ice cream I previously posted about.  In that post, I noted how the flavor was like regular walnut with strong maple overtones.  Even with black walnuts so rare, I knew this flavor could be replicated somehow using maple syrup and regular walnuts.  It was just a matter of getting down to the task.

My ice cream maker was bought months ago when Spouse and I went on a shopping spree the last Boxing Day, which I also posted about here.  Thing was, it was winter when I got it and ice cream was not in the radar of things I wanted to experiment with. Summer has finally come and it’s the perfect time to take the ice cream maker out of storage. Continue reading “Homemade Maple Walnut Ice Cream”