Today, after I came back from meeting Seidy and Angela, I went out and picked some peaches off our trees, rhubarb and golden berries (fantastic little fruit that grows inside a paper-like lantern...so yummy) from our garden, and decided to make a crumble with flour, fresh butter given to us by our dairy farm neighbour, and a bit of sugar (from the cane instead of processed). And just a dash of vanilla. This is my first crack at making dessert since we've been here. I think I'm going to try to make jam someday, too. I think golden berry jam would be so delicious! We have tons of blackberries in our pasture, which would also make great jam, I imagine. So many things to try! I hardly ever baked when I was in Canada: I never had the time, and rarely felt inspired, to be honest. I've often heard, from people who bake, that baking is a very creative activity. I never ever understood that because when I think of baking, I think of measuring, and measuring just reminds me of math (which is probably why I've avoided baking my whole life). Math has never been a creative outlet for me. I admit, I did look up my crumble recipe, but I basically check what ingredients I need and then I just wing it and hope for the best. I'm happy to report Kevin said it was 'bowl licking' good. It was pretty tasty, if I do say so myself. I may just have to make it again.
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My husband, Kevin, and I are from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. We decided to leave the cold winters of the Great White North and the hustle and bustle of our busy lives to reinvent ourselves in the beautiful mountains of Costa Rica. The planning stage started in June 2011 and we embarked on our new adventure on August 23, 2012. Welcome to our journey... enjoy the ride.
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