Wednesday, September 1, 2010

see you in september... or lose you to a summer love?

is it really september?  not sure how that could have possibly happened.  it feels like august just got swept under the rug.  the light is fading, it gets darker earlier each evening.  i am ready to launch into a new season, a new season of  life.  i can feel summer slipping away, it's bittersweet.  things have shifted alot for me in the past few months and summer marks the end of a big phase of life for me.  i guess you could call it the end of the kid phase.  and honestly i am excited about this new time.  but a little melancholy is okay.  and  when i feel unsure about the coming months it's nice to remember how it  feels to be plain and simply happy. to remember things this summer that made me feel like no other time and to remind myself that i've learned how love works, how the heart can expand and how time may be divided but love multiplies.

today i will say goodbye to a sweet, sweet  man who lived a great long life and savored every moment of
his 88 years up until the end.  what more could we wish for?  rest in peace manny and when we think of you we will always remember your creativity and passion for life. your spirit will live on forever.    xo

when your heart hurts make a blueberry pie with the blueberries you picked.....
it might help a little.

preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
1 egg
2 tablespoons water
1/2 tablespoon vinegar
flour, for dusting
sugar, for sprinkling on top

combine flour, sugar and salt. cut in shortening. whisk together egg, water and vinegar. add to flour mixture tossing lightly with a fork. Turn out onto a lightly floured cutting board and using your hands combine dough. separate into 2 single crusts. Line the bottom of a pie plate with 1 of the crusts.


3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water
3 cups blueberries
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


for filling: combine sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and water. add to a saucepan and heat rapidly until thickened. set aside to cool as you prepare the pastry. once cooled add the berries and lemon juice.

pour filling into dough lined pie pan, and sprinkle the lemon juice over the filling. adjust top crust, cut vents and flute rim. Sprinkle top lightly with sugar. Place pie onto a baking sheet and into the oven for 20 minutes. reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for an additional 20 to 25 minutes. allow to cool, cut and enjoy!

love sent,


Anonymous said...

Thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Remember life is always changing and you will get where you need to be. xo