It’s been a while since I’ve posted.  Moving, teaching summer school and research demands have taken my time lately.   Nonetheless, right now I would describe life as “delicious”.  I absolutely love my new place, and it comes with a 22 minute commute each way to school along a scenic bike path – love it!!  We wake up to the sound of birds rather than cars and urban noise (as was the case in our other place), and we even have a giant pine tree in our little backyard that serves as a reminder of how much we love the mountains and the Northwest.

Speaking of delicious, I whipped up this new cobbler last week when last minute dessert  needs arose and I had extra fruit scraps from dehydrating lots of pears and nectarines.  You could add any fruit you like.

Delicious summer cobbler

1 cube butter, softened
3/4 cup unrefined sugar
2 cups whole wheat flour (or spelt)
1/2 cup oatmeal or oatbran
1/2 tsp: Salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup rice/almond milk or you could add 1/4 cup more of butter

Cream butter and sugar and milk.   Add the cinnamon. Set aside. Mix the remaining dry ingredients and fold into the butter/sugar mix.  It won’t be super moist but should stick when you press it with your fingers.
Press half the dough into a deep dish pie dish or med sized baking dish.  Fill with 2 cups of chopped fruit (I used a mix of nectarine, pear and banana).  Press the other half of the dough on top. Add more cinnamon if you’d like.
bake at 350 for about 35 minutes, depending on how deep your dish is.  Top will be slightly crisp when done.  Makes a good dessert or even breakfast treat.  It’s pretty dense so it serves many if you cut small slices.