June 17th 2017
School’s out for Summer (In Alice Cooper’s voice)! So I am pulling out a fun recipe using seasonal fruit and the Hogson’s mills gluten free muffin mix. This month’s Degustabox has been very fun for me. The products we have tried so far are; Sir Kensington’s Ketchup, i made a batch of my Jojo recipe and served this ketchup as their dipping partner. I would describe this ketchup as classy…..it’s a less sweet, more tomato richness, more refined. I used some of the Brianna's cilantro dressing to garnish fish tacos, the lime added a nice element of acid. The Julian’s recipe waffle thins were good,I received the Meyer lemon quinoa, I liked them plain, but they would be really good with vanilla and lavender ice cream. The Entenmanns’s mini apple snack pies were a hit with the kids, a little sweet for me but the apple filling was really good and full of real apples so they are a step up from the hostess variety I grew up eating. I’m really into the Brooklyn Organics Ginger cola its a great mixer with whiskey and it has no calories or artificial stuff, it is sweetened with Stevia! I think I have a plan for the Korean bbq sauce I received and plan on blogging that idea as well..so stay tuned!
Things have been a bit busy with the end of school, work stuff, personal things, and just being me with my odd "Larry David" interactions. I have had a full load of things lately. As I get older and time goes faster my ability to tolerate anyone who isn't willing to be real is zero, I appreciate internet love, we all do, but if I know you in real life, and we got history....but when it comes to actually showing up and you can't fit it in...then I don't need your "thumbs up" on facebook....that would be my advice for everyone out there...don't forget that your time is the biggest gift you can give, and if others won't give you theirs, put you off, make excuses, break off plans with short notice,they aren't really your friend regardless of what they broadcast on the internet...as tough as it is...you gotta move ahead, and for those who think your instagram/facebook following is more important than those folks that have been there for you in the flesh...I feel sad for you. At some point you realize that aside from some "likes" the real folks are the ones you should've appreciated....cuz when shit gets real (and it always does at some point)it ain't gonna be your "followers" who will be there. Being real means being honest (FYI: honest is not a full make up photo shoot with all your best angles, looking as casual as you can trying to portray your #reallife with a humble brag explanation) we are all human, we are flawed, but I will no longer let anyone make me feel like their time is more important than mine because it isn't...and if they feel that way...then you have to realize maybe they weren't ever really a friend, they just needed you for something. Quality, not quantity. Adulting can really suck sometimes, but the clarity from it helps you utilize your precious time a bit more wisely.
You will need:
1 box of Hodgson Mill Gluten free muffin mix
4 Tablespoons butter
1/4 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup milk
1 1/2 Cup fruit filling, I made strawberry filling (1 pint hulled strawberries, 1/2 cup sugar,1/4 cup water, cook together till thickens and berries break down) but you can use any pie filling you like, jam, even canned peaches are good in a pinch, just add a little almond extract.
4 4-6 oz ramikens or an 8x8 pan.
Preheat your oven 375.
In each ramiken add 1 Tablespoon of butter, or add all of it to 8x8 vessel, place in oven.
Mix up the rest of your ingredients except fruit filling.
Pull pan or ramikens out of oven, butter should be melted, spoon your batter into each equitably, then spoon on fruit, making sure not to mix them together as your batter will "puff up" and make that classic cobbler effect.
Cook 15 minutes, if golden brown and the fruit is bubbly they are good to go, serve warm with whipped cream, ice cream, or naked....its all good. And never forget the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have other do unto you, treat others how you like to be treated...or don't be a self centered jerk...there are many ways to say it but its so important for humans to remember and live by. Happy cooking!