Berry Almond Crumble

My dessert obsessed father was at it again today; he just couldn ’t resist this berry crumble recipe he found in the New York Times. He used fresh strawberries, blueberries, and some of our frozen boysenberries. Our boysenberries tend to be pretty tart, so with the 3 Tbsp of sugar, the crumble ended up rather […]

Blackberry Slump

Have you ever heard of a dessert called a slump? The Joy of Cooking defines a slump as “steamed fruit topped with dumplings”. I first encountered the idea of a slump in a cookbook about the cooking of Newport, Rhode Island, in the first chapter on colonial cooking. Apparently, this dessert goes back to colonial […]

Blueberry Slump

When it ’s blueberry season, all thoughts (at least at my house) turn to pie or cobbler. Except when it ’s so hot outside the asphalt is melting and the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven. Enter the New England classic—Blueberry Slump! (or Blueberry Grunt if you ’re from some […]