Monday, July 21, 2014

{recipe} fresh peach crisp

{recipe} fresh peach crisp

Summertime means fresh fruit, so the other day I was thinking.  What can I make for dessert that doubles as breakfast?


Serves Around 6

  • 6 peaches (peeled and cut)
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • pinch of salt

{recipe} fresh peach crisp | serving size

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss together the fresh peaches and white sugar; set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon.  Cut in butter until crumbly.
  4. Pour peach mixture into a 1 1/2 quart Pyrex baking dish.  Sprinkle crumble mixture over the peaches.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until fruit is bubbly and topping is golden brown.
To Make This Gluten Free:  I replaced the all purpose flour with the same amount of Bob's Red Mill Brown Rice Flour, and the rolled oats with Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Old Fashioned Rolled Oats.  It was so good.  Ryan even ate it two days in a row ; )

How To - Peel Fresh Peaches:  I'd never peeled a fresh peach before, so I had to look this up.  This way is quick and easy.  
  • Place peaches in a large pot of boiling water for about a minute or until the skin splits.
  • Remove the peaches from water with a slotted spoon.
  • Use a paring knife to peel the skin, which should easily peel off.

Notes:  I used smaller peaches so I ended up having a little extra crumble mixture.  It is saved in the refrigerator and will make about 2 individual size crisps which I'll bake this week....maybe cherry!  Also this recipe is VERY rich, so we ate smaller portions than normal.

{recipe} fresh peach crisp | peaches

Sunday, July 13, 2014

{summer of love} day two photos

{summer} of love | sunglasses

Today I'm back with my day 2 photos from Kara's Summer of Love class. These first two pics are of the dahlias in my front yard. It's my first year planting any sort of flower bulb, and I'm so stoked that these actually grew and are now flowering! There are two long rows of them lining the driveway and they are absolutely beautiful!!
  {summer} of love | my first dahlias

The photo below is my first nighttime shot in a while. I'm still a bit rusty, but it's coming back to me.  If you haven't practiced night photography before, I highly recommend this class.  It's where I learned all my DSLR basics and took my first night photo ever back in 2010.  XO

{summer} of love | night street

More Summer of Love here:

Day 1 Photo 2014
Day 1 Photo 2010
Day 2 Photos 2010

Friday, July 11, 2014

{summer} of love

{summer of love} self portrait

This summer is all about the love. So, it was only fitting that I retake Kara Haupt's Summer of Love class this year. The photo above is my day one self portrait for the first day of summer. 

It was not actually taken on the first day of summer, but instead on the day I decided to join class.  Also, I took this photo in the sense that I lined up the shot, adjusted the settings on the camera and THEN handed it to Ryan....but he really took it because try as I may, the make shift tripod I was using was not tall enough no matter how much I adjusted things.  Thank you, My Love.

The photo is self explanatory as to why I decided to document this summer specifically.....Ryan and I are expecting a little bundle of joy January 2015.  I'm 13 weeks in this pic, and we are oh so happy.  XO