I have a problem. I have always had this problem.  My problem is that when I get a craving I will stop at nothing until I fulfill that craving. What do I crave? Well my friend, what I don’t crave would be the more succinct answer. On any given day I could desire a piece of red velvet cake, a cocktail made of elderflower liqueur and white wine, or pizza with tomatoes, spinach, and grilled chicken.   Yesterday I happened to be craving blueberry pie. Blueberry Crumble Pie to be precise.  So, after watching the last few episodes of The Tudors, I decided to pull myself out of my funk by baking. Baking cures a multitude of ailments: common cold, extreme fatigue, fever, and syphilis. Actually, I’m not sure about the legitimacy of any of the previous sentence. You should probably take something for those types of issues. Especially the syphilis. But, I bet if you ate a piece of freshly baked pound cake with crème anglaise and strawberries you would feel terrific! So…weigh the pros and cons before making any rash decisions.

The recipe I used for the Blueberry Crumble is from Martha Stewart’s website and you can find it here. It is super easy to whip up and what you get in return is truly amazing. I paired my slice of pie with some pistachio gelato and made some fresh coffee in my French press. Talk about an afternoon delight.

blueberry crumble

I had to make coffee to drink with this deliciousness. A nice dark roast should be robust enough to counter the sweetness in the blueberry crumble and pistachio gelato….

total package


Pie and ice cream


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