Saturday, 9 July 2016

Blueberry Crumb

We love blueberries!

Whether we have to drive to Northern Ontario to pick our own or travel to our local farmer’s market blueberries are our go to fruit.

And blueberry season is now upon us.

Today’s recipe started out as fresh blueberry pie however the heat and humidity had different plans and when we went to serve the dessert it was runny. 

What to do! What to do!

It was then that we remembered Aunt Elsie once turning a runny fruit pie upside down into a large glass bowl stirring and serving what she called a Crumb.  Please note this only works if your pie shell is made with graham cracker crumbs or other cookie crumbs.

So with no hesitation upside down went the pie and Blueberry Crumb came out.

Emily our granddaughter arrived the other night wanted to know if we had anymore blueberry crumb left, so it was a success.
  • 2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs (we use gluten free)
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • ¾ cup of butter or none dairy butter substitute melted
  • 5 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup Clear Jel

  1. Mix graham crumbs and the 3 Tbsp. sugar into the melted butter and mix well.
  2. Press this mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 9-inch dish
  3. Mash 2 ½ cups of fresh blueberries (we used our food processor for this)
  4. Combined sugar and Clear Jel mixing well add this to the mashed berries stirring.
  5. Spread this over the crumb crust
  6. Spread the remaining fresh berries over this and lightly press into the mashed berries
  7. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour
  8. Remove and serve.  
  9. Now here you have a choice.  If the clear gel as set up and you are able to cut into squares you can serve the dish as blueberry squares and if you want crumb take a large spoon and without over stirring mix the crust into the berries leaving large pieces of crumb.

From Our Table to Yours
Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Metal Comes Alive Part Two The Wolf

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

The pieces of art can be found at 
2631 Herrgott Rd. St. Clements, Ontario Canada N0B 2M0
We found them on a holiday Monday country drive

Monday, 4 July 2016

Our Freedom

On this weekend 
Canada celebrated confederation
The United States of America celebrates Independence,

Be mindful that both great countries were found
 on the principle of freedom for all.

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Sunday, 3 July 2016

The Kingdom of God has come near you

A young man plays the piano during the prelude to the service.  With each note he plays the burdens both known and unknown to me fall away.  In the final notes I am free to open myself up to know my Lord, for through his music I  know that the Kingdom of God has come near to me.

We do not have to do great acts of self sacrifice, or labour long hours in the service of others, we only need to act out every moment of our lives in love to illuminate the Kingdom of God here on earth.

The small child sitting behind me sings out loudly and off key, coping the words we sing a split second later.  My spirit cries out to his Grandparent’s “Please let him sing!” for he sings with abandon and pure joy and again I know the Kingdom of God has come near to me.

We have been commissioned to live lives of peace, love and service.  When we do this we work for the good of all, lifting the burdens that prevent us from knowing the Kingdom of God.  

Your smile as you walk down the street, your joy at being alive will lift the burdens of people unknown, so they may know the Kingdom of God draws near to them.

Grandma Snyder
©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Lectionary readings: Isaiah 66:10-14, Psalm 66:1-9, Galatians 6 (1-6) 7 -16, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20.

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