Recipe for peace

What makes you jump with joy? A tough exam you pass? A visa you’ve been waiting for? A deal you strike? Good news you hear out of nowhere? A marriage proposal? A scholarship you’ve been betting on?

Let’s take a moment to jump up with joy and celebrate all the things that make us fortunate. I am sure that all of us can count at least three things in our lives that we are grateful for. I know I am grateful for the family and friends I’m blessed with, the opportunity to plan a future, and the peace that allows me to sleep a full 7-hour stretch.

Count your blessings before you sleep. Good night.

Blueberry Apple Crumble

What I love about blueberries is that I can get them frozen and still use them as fresh. I’ve used them in smoothies, in cheesecakes, and in muffins.

Today’s recipe isn’t one of mine; I found it in Sophie Dahl’s cookbook Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous  Delights. It is the first recipe I try from her book. I got this book around Christmas time as a gift for myself and I finally got round to trying one of her recipes.

blueberry apple crumble

Ingredients (for a 15-cm baking ramequin):

- 1 cup blueberries

- 1 cup chopped apples

- 1/2 cup flour

- 1/4 cup rolled oats

- 50g butter, room temperature

- 3 Tbsp light brown sugar

Method:

- Preheat the oven to 400F.

- In a food processor, blend the butter, oats and flour. Add the sugar, mix with a spoon and set aside.

- Place the blueberries and chopped apples at the bottom of the dish. Spoon the crumble mix over the fruits and place in the oven for 30 minutes until the crumble is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling.

- Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side.

Let’s not forget

that Confetti is not just about cooking. I love cooking and I love food, but I didn’t intend for Confetti to be just a food blog. Confetti was meant to be a blog about everything that I like, everything that catches my attention and triggers an idea or thought in my head. It could be fashion or a saying or a place I visited or a poster I saw or something I made myself, anything! But for a good year, all I was doing was experimenting with new recipes, so much that all I did was either cooking or baking! Now I am going back to the real motive that Confetti was born and I will be looking out for different things that I read or see or hear or do.

I will start with idea #1, which is that everyday I am going to take photo snippets of my day and at the end of the day put them together in a post. The photos will be of little details that tell a lot. So essentially the posts will be records of what I did that day. Let’s see how that will go! The first post will be tonight!

Companionship

Doesn’t the journey of life get much brighter and promising when you have a companion by your side? A companion can be the one you love, a friend, a sister or even a pet.

How about you, dear reader? Who’s your companion in life?