Recipes and Stories

8 July 2018: Summer Comfort and Blueberry Crumble

July 8, 2018

Tags: Classic Southern Cooking, Classic American Cooking, Summer Cooking, Summer Comfort Food, Blueberry Crumble, Fruit Crumble

Blueberry Crumble is summer comfort food at its very best.
It’s funny how, when we talk about “comfort food,” we almost always mean something that will provide comfort in the cold season, that keeps us warm and cozy inside when it’s cold and bleak outside: a hearty stew, a big bowl of chili or chicken and dumplings, a savory pot pie or pot roast.

But in the heat of summer, we often need comfort just as much as we do in cold weather, and while we may welcome a warm dish in the midst of a steady string of salads, cold soups, and sandwiches, the things that are so comfortable in the cold season are usually not all that appealing when the heat index soars. (more…)

21 May 2012: Blueberry Crumble

May 21, 2012

Tags: Crumbles, Blueberry Crumble, American Cooking, Historical American Cooking, Merideth Rasplicka

An Old-Fashioned Blueberry Crumble, photographed by Timothy Hall
Here in Southeast Georgia, the early blueberries from Florida and the southernmost end of our state are already coming to the market. Though blueberries are one of my favorite fruits, I can usually resist the earliest ones: picked a bit unripe and shipped in from South America or even South Florida, they’re almost always a disappointment. (more…)