Friday, July 24, 2009

a bloody piteous corse


I saw the wound, I saw it with mine eyes,
-- God save the mark!--here on his manly breast:
A piteous corse, a bloody piteous corse;
Pale, pale as ashes, all bedaub'd in blood,
All in gore-blood; I swounded at the sight.


Romeo and Juliet, Act 3, Scene 2



Bwahahaha!! Just kidding. I'm only pitting cherries for this
scrumptious plum-cherry crumble. Sometimes it's just plum crumble,
which is less messy. But if you've got fresh cherries laying around,
throw some of those luscious babies in there, too, but be sure to dig
the pits out first!


Plum-Cherry Crumble

fruit filling:
2 pounds plums, halved, pitted, each cut into 6 wedges
(2 cups pitted fresh cherries, optional)
1/2 cup sugar (you may want to increase a bit if adding cherries)
1/2 tsp cinnamon


topping:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1 stick unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup sliced almonds, coarsely chopped (also good with walnuts)


Toss plums, sugar and cinnamon in baking dish. Mix topping and
sprinkle over top. Bake 35 minutes at 350 or until bubbly in center
and lightly browned. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Devineness.


63 comments:

  1. There better not be an extra finger in tonight's dessert!

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  2. oh man oh man oh man!!! this is too too good. now i'll have to learn how to make this!!!! have to!!! that's saturday afternoon food for sure! thanks for sharing this willow. steven

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  3. Okay, now Willow, that was just not nice!! :-) My daughter and I were looking at the hands...while I tried to move the screen without looking at it...no, no, no, ew, ew, ew...and then the cherry crumble was revealed. No fair...but I wonder why I'm still smiling. My daughter who knows I avoid violent images is laughing at me! Dirty trick!

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  4. Girl you will not do! LOL! Shame on you! I thought someone was hurt!

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  5. UMMMMM. Yum! I am making this over the weekend. Thanks for something to look forward to!

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  6. Ah Ha Ha Ha - that was great - I am so behind on the blogs - this lightened the load

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  7. Is it a little odd that I thought it was most excellent and gory? Romeo and Juliet always thrill me, even the murderous parts!

    Crumble looks good!

    Breeze

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  8. wellll YUM! My fingernails are a constant brown blood colour these days...loading up on deep red ! Love the recipe- I think that I could eat it all in one go, however. Delicious as it is and piggie that I am...

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  9. This recipe sounds divinely delicious and I do happen to have both cherries and plums. And a la mode sounds great! Thanks for sharing, Willow.

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  10. OMG, that last photo did me in. That looks fabulous, Willow. I just ate a huge meal, and I'm totally stuffed, but that looks delicious. When I first saw the thumbnail, (no pun intended) I was worried--glad you're just cookin' up a culinary storm.

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  11. Oh goodness Willow you had me going! I shot out of my chair to go check to see if my Nurses registration was still current, so I could treat you legally via Comments. Luckily for you it expired in 1990 when I changed careers! My MOTH would love this Cherry Grumble.
    Millie ^_^

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  12. I had NO idea where you were going with this! Awesome! Cant wait to try the dessert. Will definitely need the cherries tho.

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  13. This one I am actually going to try.

    (How easily they are fooled.)

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  14. You have WAY more fun pitting cherries than I do!

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  15. you had me going there for a minute. love how you did the bwahaha ha thing. spookily wonderful.

    it looks like a "gore"gous dessert. sorry. i couldn't resist!

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  16. Love your devilish sense of humor...for a second there I thought that was a recipe for finger crumble ;)

    Will definitely try it (not the finger crumble...the CHERRY one!!!)

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  17. Willow...how I long for a nibble of that crumble right now!

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  18. looks yummy... even though i don't care for plums or cherries..lol

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  19. Looks yummy! The crumble, you goof--not your finger. I made blackberry cobbler tonight. If I can find a cherry pitter....

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  20. Willow---How am I EVER going to stick to my Weight Watchers diet if you keep posting all these incredible things I just have to make? Dieting is just not a normal thing to do, is it!! Food is just too fantastic. Keep posting great things for us to try. You should make a cookbook sometime.

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  21. Oh good grief that was scary but I stayed put to see the reason for this disaster ;) and then look what a delectable delight you came up with. Phew, all is well and I'm adding this recipe to my list. Yum!

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  22. Nice one!
    Looks great! I will save the recipe.

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  23. Your food always looks so delicious. You faked us out at first. sneaky :)

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  24. Gore (ahem) blimey, ma'am - you had me worried, forsooth.

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  25. Hey, sorry bloggies! I didn't mean to frighten you, but I couldn't help myself. PIT-eous. Get it? Heeheehee.

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  26. Dear Willow,
    It is my pleasure to award you with the Lovely Blog Award. I know you have probably won hundreds of Awards but this is from my heart. It was very hard to pick just five and so I picked my top five of Blogs I have followed the longest. Five Oldies but Goodies my post is called. I hope when you have time - you call in to collect your award from Tale Peddler. Thank you for always inspiring me with Life at Willow Manor as I know you have done so many around the globe. If you collect the award, you place it on your site with a mention of where you received it and then pass it along to five Bloggers you find lovely. Enjoy your weekend xx

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  27. You had me wondering for a bit : The Blog Preview only gives the title of your piece and the first photograph!

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  28. At first I got scared and ask myself what happened,but then..ha!lol and this looks soooooo nice!

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  29. I love crumble and it seems the French are beginning to as well - I've seen it on quite a few menus out here now. Hurrah - Brit food strikes again!

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  30. I love playing with my food too! -Jayne

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  31. Very funny! Loved it.
    Yes, when pitting cherries and making the same crumble the stains on one's hand are rather stunning.
    Happy eating.

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  32. Yumm! (Cooks should always play with the food to stay sweet-tempered.)

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  33. Yum, I'll definitely be making that when the cherries come in.

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  34. you have a fun sense of humour. the crumble looks heavenly.

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  35. Hello Willow,

    Sneaky! I wondered if the "blood" was beetroot or raw meat!

    I love cherries but hate pitting them; the juice seems to spatter everywhere! I used to make crumbles for guests during the colder months. I have a recipe for rhubarb and strawberry would you believe?!

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  36. Now, this was a good one! You almost convinced me before I scroll down! Lol!

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  37. I will get you back. I will. I will post pics of my poor finger when I landed in the hospital. I will. I promise I will...... ♥

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  38. "Bedaub'd"... is that like bedazzled? Just asking.

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  39. GS- Here's the Merriam Webster definition of daub:

    Pronunciation: \ˈdȯb, ˈdäb\
    Function: verb
    Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French dauber
    Date: 14th century
    transitive verb
    1: to cover or coat with soft adhesive matter : plaster
    2: to coat with a dirty substance
    3 a: to apply coloring material crudely to b: to apply (as paint) crudely

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  40. Oh this looks deelish! Never used plums, tho'( copies down recipe )...

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  41. Me thinks thou doth jest...I believe you have a sugar high going on, makes people do crazy things...on the floor!

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  42. Me want some for dessert, me was scared for your fingers, me worried and then me happy. Then me really hungry, me want some soon. Me printed recipe. Me want more good receipes. Me got stitches out today, so that was why me was so scared thinking someone was going to get their own stitches. So me so happy, don't worry me happy. Me can't think straight.

    God bless.

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  43. Aren't you from America? The land of the electric can opener? SURELY they have cherry-pitting machines out there... no..?!?

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  44. yum ! we're having cake "again" at Black Street xo from les Gang

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  45. Wow!! Now that is an intro to a recipe!

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  46. You had me going with the Lady Mac hand..but then you spring this great recipe..yum..I used plums last week for a plum/ peach tart..yesterday a heaping blueberry pie..summertime is such a fruity blessing!!

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  47. Drool, drool! Like the idea of cherries in as well. Sometimes I put desiccated coconut in my crumble mix instead of oats, for a change.
    Do you fancy joining us for Inspirational Wednesday next week? If you read my blog today you will get the idea. Do hope you'll join us.

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  48. This looks amazing, and easy - even better! Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Perfect timing....I have a bag full of plums...I'll be careful slicing. Great visual, Willow!

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  50. I swounded at the sight too but I still followed that gorey hand back here and am relieved it's all about cherry pie.

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  51. You did have me going for a second, but the crumble looks great!

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  52. You must get a cherry pitter!! They are the best, pitted cherries in no time and you can even use it to pit olives as well. Love mine!! Every well stocked kitchen should have one.

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  53. Humph! I looked at the bloodied hand for quite a while before reading on!!!!

    Wonderful recipe! Quite scrumptious! No cherries here though so will have to substitute and I know it won't be the same!

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  54. Hi! Willow,
    Ha!Ha!...Got me!...That plum-cherry crumble, looks great!
    Thanks, for sharing!
    DeeDee ;-D

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  55. How many miles to you run daily? ;-)

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  56. You did scare me, mind. And the recipe looks delicious. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  57. do you remember the SNL skit where "Julia Child" sliced her hand open and blood came spurting out? Good one.

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