Heather Grace Designs

He will cover you with his feathers and under his wings you will find refuge, his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:4. It Is Well With My Soul... It Is Well... These words from an old hymn resinate with me, much like a healing salve on a wound, or a drink when very thirsty... .satisfying. The words are part of an old hymn by Horatio G. Stafford, written in 1873.

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Welcome summer! Peach- and -Blackberry Crisp

July 14th, 2018
Heather Grace Greinwald

"The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely". ~Louisa May Alcott


"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August"
                          ~Jenny Han


"I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this"
                  ~ Susan Branch

    As I rise early, eager, for my first morning cup. I thank the morning sunshine for casting beams, illuminating even the most mundane of kitchen objects, 
making them truly sublime..
Thank you sunshine for;
radiant morning hugs, early morning dew, aiding my humming friends peering in my kitchen window, fluttering brilliantly, sipping there own 
routine elixer of the God's...
Thank you for crisp morning air, cleansing each deep breath...
Upon exhaling, I realize, another gift...it's Saturday! hallelujah! The true day of rest, if only on occasion!
As I begin to wake my brain with each sip, enjoying the heavenly aroma and weightiness of the mug, I decide
to honor this summer morning with a berry crisp.
Something about the peace of working in the kitchen on a morning like this...soft music, a beautiful breeze, lighting...I believe it makes the
food all the sweeter...
So I leave you with this gift to create your own as well...

active 20 min.
Total 1 hour, 25 min.
serves 6

2 lb. ripe peaches, halved, pitted, and cut into 1/2 inch wedges
3 cups fresh blackberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats
1 cup all -purpose flour
1/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4. tsp.  ground cardamon
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. cold unsalted butter, cubed
lemon zest (optional)

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Gently toss together peaches, blackberries, granulated sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice
in a large bowl.  Transfer fruit to a lightly greased 11 x 7- inch baking dish.

2.) Toss together oats, flour, honey, koser salt, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg in a medium bowl; add cubed butter.
Using your hands, combine until mixture is crumbly.  Sprinkle topping evenly over fruit.
3.) Bake in a preheated oven until top is golden brown and fruit mixture is bubbling, 45 to 50 minutes.  Remove from oven
and cool 15 minutes.  If desired, sprinkle with lemon zest before serving.

Thank you Southern Living for an outstanding recipe!