This is a very impressive summer dessert and so easy to make!!
The ingredients for Fruit Cobbler are simple and you probably have them on hand!
- 4 tablespoons butter
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup milk
- 2 cups of sliced fresh peaches or nectarines, or whole blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries or a combination of fruits (or a 12-ounce package of frozen berries)
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- Step 1– Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position, and heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Step 2– Put butter in an 8-inch square or 9-inch round pan; set in oven to melt. When butter has melted, remove pan from oven.
- Step 3– Whisk flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Add milk; whisk to form a smooth batter. Pour batter into pan, then scatter fruit over batter. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tb. of sugar.
- Step 4– Bake until batter browns and fruit bubbles, 50 to 60 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream or a small scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.
This is the cobbler before it’s cooked…I used blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, but you could use any fruit you have on hand.
It’s done when nicely browned…
And ready to eat, topped with vanilla ice cream!! We served it for dessert to Gina, Tom, Aaden and Parker, they loved it!!
Gina planted these sunflowers from seeds, she mulched, watered them and they grew beautifully!! Gina has inspired me, next year I’m going to plant some too!!
This is our cottage kitchen windowsill on Cape Cod…I always have flowers growing all over our yard and the first thing I do when arriving at the cottage is cut a few flowers and put them in the little sea glass vase!! Fresh flowers, shells and sea glass, give me a calming vibe while doing the dishes!! I got the inspiration for this windowsill when we were on a tour of Nantucket kitchens and gardens. Most of the homes were big with expensive kitchens, but there was one little cottage with a simple seaside charm. It had a worn antique kitchen and a windowsill with finds from the sea, mixed with flowers and soaps…who would have known that a kitchen sink could be a happy place!!
If you are visiting Cape Cod, this is a fun day and it is free, except for the food:
I love watching wildlife at the Cape, some of the most spectacular sights require a boat, but this one is a drive to Chatham and it’s free!! Chatham Fish Pier is a great place to visit, to watch harbor seals up close!! The parking is free, it can get busy, but people are always coming and going, so if you wait a few minutes, you will probably find a parking spot.
The photo on the left is the view of the pier, from the parking lot. On the right is a view from the water. Both photo’s taken from Chatham Pier website.
Fishing boats at the pier and a fisherman getting ready to unload his cargo…
A close up look at one of the many seals that were swimming around the boats, waiting for a handout from the fishermen!!
A video of seals and seagulls fighting for a fish that was thrown out of the boat to them!!
Another close up picture of a harbor seal, with a good look of its finned feet.
When we first got to the pier, we thought that was a rock wall, in the middle of the photo, then we saw some of the rocks moving, and discovered they were seals piled up on one another!!!
A video of a bucket elevator from the boat dumping the fish into a chute that goes to a fish processing room, at the fish market!!
We were looking forward to having a lobster roll at the fish market, but they were $35!! If your from New England, you don’t like paying $35 for a lobstah roll…
So we went to the next town, Rock Harbor in Orleans, which is a lovely ride that takes you by shops in Orleans center!! This is a well kept secret…the lobster rolls at Young’s Fish Market are out of this world delicious!!
It’s a little shack right on the harbor, the parking is free and you can sit on the beach while you enjoy your food!!
A small picturesque harbor is right outside the door of Young’s…
And this is the gem we came for, $17!!
This isn’t the first time we’ve been to this little harbor…we visit it at least once a summer!! This day, not too long ago, we were with our good friends, Sue and Frank!! We road our bikes from the rail trail, which is about a mile away…and of course we enjoyed a lobster roll!!
So you can park for free at this harbor and beach and enjoy the day and stay until sundown for the most spectacular
sunset on the Cape!!
Just a mile up the road in Orleans center is the best ice cream, coffee, hot chocolate, pastry and chocolate shop, the Hot Chocolate Sparrow!! And it’s right on the Rail Trail, which by the way is a beautiful 27.6 mile bike path, that goes from South Yarmouth to Wellfleet!
These photos of the inside of the Chocolate Sparrow show the chocolates, pastries, variety of coffee and the ice cream line!!
And our ice cream, mine with chocolate sauce🤎
We enjoyed our afternoon adventure on The Cape, hope it gave you some inspiration to explore too!!
I’m always looking for inspiration for this blog, and I always find it, it never fails me!! It can be in the smallest things, like the memory of our trip to Nantucket…we saw such beautiful big expensive homes, but the one that impressed me the most was the charm of a little vintage cottage and that little windowsill!! Then, Gina’s sunflower garden inspired me to put it in this post and a hope to plant one of my own!! So my desire for this blog is to inspire you all, in trying new things, enjoying life and adding a little positivity into the world!!