Yummy, crumby, blueberry muffins

These muffins are from July when Dhiren got that big package of blueberries from his madre in Connecticut.

Which brings me to: I am SO behind on posts. I literally have 20-30 blank posts with titles and concepts, but no time to assemble it all.  Part of the reason, at least for this last week, is that I’ve recently gotten into scrap-booking (I know what you must be thinking: “Oh… she’s one of THOSE people…” Trust me, I’m just as disturbed as you are).  I’m going to post quite a bit in the next couple of days though to catch up. I have an article about our OC Fair Foodventure, Dhiren’s birthday weekend, Weight Watchers, and lots of gifted food and recipes to share.

These muffins were my first ever, and they turned out delicious with very minimal effort. Here I was all these years, imagining muffins to be a challenge.

I’m going to be kind of lame though and not post a recipe. Why? Because I can’t remember which one I used two months ago and Dhiren is snoring, which reminds me that it’s past my bedtime.  But if you feel like making muffins from scratch, I’d check out this.

And why not, since we’re on the topic, take a trip down memory lane for a bit. Do you all remember this video from back in the day?

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Nostalgic Connecticut Blueberry Crisp

Dhiren and I got a knock at the door at 11am a couple days ago to find a huge package from his mom in Connecticut waiting for us. We quickly opened it, and inside we found pounds and pounds of organic blueberries from his grandmother’s farm in Kent, CT, freshly picked by his mother less than 24 hours ago.

These berries are extremely nostalgic for Dhiren.  Since I’ve known him he often talks  about how he used to work on his grandmother’s farm, setting up tents (I don’t know the actual term) and picking them (most likely eating more than he picked). The farm also produces equally-as-delicious peaches and maple syrup.  When we visit, it’s always fun to wander through the orchards and see how things used to be done, before mass agricultural industrialization and pesticides came to town. (Produce just doesn’t taste as good when it’s plumped with water, genetically modified and then sprayed down with gallons of chemicals.)

Berry bushes from 2009 on his grandmother's farm

Farm boy at heart

So Dhiren glowed when he opened the package. What a crazy, but amazing birthday present! I quickly got to work researching some recipes for the berries. Martha Stewart has some great slide shows of berry recipes, and after a good amount of drooling, I finally decided to go with a simple crumble, which highlights the fresh berries better than something with lots of flour and ingredients.

I used good ol’ Martha’s recipe, along with a tasty, homemade whipped cream and it was fantastic. I even cooled the crumble by the window to make the neighbors jealous…

If you want the recipe, go HERE. I’m too lazy to type it out, especially since I didn’t modify it (actually I only used 5 cups of blueberries, not 6 of them)

Simple recipe, but SUPER delicious.

Thank you Wendy!!! From Dhi & Dee