Cold weather means CUSTARD! But not with fish fingers.
Perfect! I wanted to make apple crumble today. Well, it will have to happen Monday at this point.
I found some heirloom apples in a grocery store near sonoma, and bought some as edible souvenirs. Belle de Boskoop? Not common in the US.
I just want to say—ma’am, the Doctor Who reference is hugely appreciated by this American Whovian. (I even had someone tell me to swear on something that matters, to which I unabashedly replied “fish fingers and custard!”)
I am sadly not the baking type (my last attempt involved cornbread from a box mix that ended up beautiful on the outside and raw in the middle), but I would do many, many unholy things for a warm apple crumble and custard right now.
Stick a candle in there. Jimmy Carter turns 99 at home with Rosalynn and other family as tributes come from around the world https://apnews.com/article/jimmy-carter-99-birthday-hospice-19be42d93ca052816aaa06c57c38be1b
Cakes we like, where are you based in the U.K.?
This looks so totally scrumptious!
Hey everybody, I think there some people we need to send internet *hugs* to. On Disqus we used to be able to @username and they would be notified. Does anybody know if that works on substack? I'll start with ziggywiggy the magnificent because I know she's around.
Oh, Nicola! Stellar fiancé Meccalopolis and I foraged at least a gallon of wild blackberries over the summer, but they're done (still a few sweet berries for the birds, but not enough for us) until next summer. There were also clever little raspberries beneath some of the brambles, camouflaging themselves as unripe blackberries. I have both apples (including a couple of wild ones we picked) and pears, and would love to make them into something delicious, but store-bought blackberries have traded deliciousness for size.
There are plenty of vegan custard recipes around the web. Thanks for sharing your crumble.
I used to make custard sauce with a splash of dark rum and pour it over grilled pineapple. Excellent!
Help I need Movie Night advice, The Silence Of the Lambs is scheduled for next week, it has transphobic issues and I am thinking about changing it out for the first Alien movie. People are upset when I change movies last minute but I also don't want to do something that is painful to the trans community. I just want Movie Night to be fun and try really hard to avoid problematic movies.
Is this the open thread?
I hope so, because last night I went to the Steve Jobs opera, and it was great!
Called "The (R)Evolution of Steve Jobs" it was awesome to see at the San Francisco Opera, where there were people that had known him, an 80s after-party, (with swag like glow sticks, Trivial Pursuit cards, and stickers), and a Q & A session with the singers playing Woz and Jobs.
(We lived in Palo Alto when Jobs died, and watched his house and the local Apple Store become a shrine.)
There were many first time opera goers because:
1. short (90 mins)
2. relevant (of course, lots of iphone references and clear sur-titles)
3. lyrical (as a lady in the restroom said: "Not a series of beeps and boops!")
4. great singers (Jobs, a baritone, is onstage the whole time, and sings beautiful duets with Woz, a tenor, and his wife Laurene, a mezzo)
5. wonderful comic relief provided by the great bass playing his spiritual mentor
6. ingenious sets
Real singers, real instruments, guitar(!) people.
This is how to get new audiences.
If you have a chance to go or stream it, do it!
I could get behind a humble crumble. I was browsing for easy recipes for apple/cinnamon with not much cakiness and found a bunch of recipes for 'dump cakes' which are essentially what you have here except there's some baking powder in the mix (looking in particular at Jiffy Yellow Cake mix which makes one 8 or 9 inch round cake layer). I think that would be enough for me for a 9x11 pan. Lots of cinnamon though and more apples than anything - probably 6 or 8 depending on size. I'm a lazy man, and also never keep flour or sugar in the house so when I want to splurge a whole day's insulin on a carby dessert I need it to be easy.
Now I'm off to watch 27 recipes I can't eat on Great British Baking Show...
My spouse and I saw U2 on their Joshua Tree tour and we both cried at different parts. We're working out the details to get to the Sphere residency because it looks supremely cool and Achtung Baby rules.
I may also be able to work in another concert on this trip starring my fake Irish bf, so my excitement is bubbling over.
I seem to be on a flight with a lot of Christian pilgrims.
"when it was still too hot to even consider eating a crumble and custard"
Are you drunk woman? I could be sitting in an active volcano and happily eat crumble and custard.
Tim Wakefield, the last of the great knuckleball pitchers, died at age 57 today. He won 200 games over a 19 year major league career, 17 of those years with the Boston Red Sox. His selfless attitude and willingness to pitch whenever his team needed him endeared him to fans.
Fuck cancer. And fuck Curt Schilling for telling the world that Wakefield had cancer when he and his wife wanted to keep their illness private.
If it's good enough for Eleven it's good enough for me, Cakes! Also, fezes *are* cool.