Saturday, August 25, 2012

Wild Blackberry Cobbler

I got a ton of blackberries form my coworker the other day.  I was looking for ideas what to make with them.  I don't often make deserts so I was looking for something easy.  Cobbler!  It is the easiest desert to make and it is delicious.

  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup milk

Wash the blackberries and drain.
Mix the dry ingredients together.  Use only 1 cup of sugar for this and leave the 1/4 cup for later.
Melt the buter in the microwave and stir in.  Stir in the milk as well.

Grease the pan (you can use the leftover butter on the wrapper for this), and pour in the mix.  
Sprinkle blackberries on top, evenly. 
Poor the remaining sugar on top.
Preheat the oven to 350F and bake for one hour.
This delicions desert is goot hot or cold and if you eat it hot, you may also add some ice cream on top.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chick Pea Stew

Did you know that India is the top producer of chick peas?  It makes more than half of all the chick peas on the world!  Amazing.


  • 1lb can chick peas
  • 5 Tbsp oil
  • 1 hot pepper, sliced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium/ large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 can tomato paste
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 1.2 Tbsp salt
  • 1.5 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 Tbsp coriander
  • 1/2 Tbsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp ginger paste
  • cilantro to garnish

Chop up all the ingredients.  

Dry roast cumin and turmeric in the frying pan then add oil.  Saute the onions and the hot pepper for a couple of minutes. Stir in garlic.  

Add chopped tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes.  Season with the rest of te spices.  

Stir in the tomato paste and water or broth.  If you are using water, you can add more seasoning.

Add canned chick peas.  If you are using dried chick peas, they will have to be cooked first.  

Cook all together for 20-30 minutes.  Serve over rice.  Garnish with cilantro.