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signature“Many, O Lord my God, are Thy wonderful works which Thou hast done,and Thy thoughts which are to us- ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto Thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.” (Psalm 40:5)

Apple Blueberry Crumble

 2 of my Birthday International Giveaways are still live: Design Mantic Free Business Card Design (ends 19th April) & Lilla Rose $10 Store Credit (ends 21st April). Come ye, come all!

We’ve got to end this week on a sweet note. We just have to. 

I’ve been under the weather almost all of this week, guys. It’s not anything major but it’s draggy and been making me feel a little down the past few days. And so, we must end this week in as sweet a note as we can. :-)

Welcome, weekend. I’m ready for ya.

And you all know how crumble-crazy I get. I dare say I have upwards of 5 recipes that feature crumbs. Most likely close to 10. But let’s pretend I’m not THAT obsesses. I’ll link to some at the bottom.

But first, Apple Blueberry Crumble. This sounds as boring and plain as anything can be. Yet, I can never get enough of apple-based crumbles. I can’t imagine making fruit crumbles without there being apples in one shape or form. This time, I threw in some sad old blueberries and some golden raisins for a little lift. I mean, wrinkly old blueberries and raisins kinda look alike, don’t they? Yeah.. waste not, want not.

To prep the filling, we will need Apples, Blueberries, Raisins, Soft Brown Sugar, Flour, Mixed Spice & Lemon Juice.
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The longest part about making something with apples is the peeling and coring. Everything else is a matter of mixing!
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Time to make some crumble!
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It’s all about the cold butter and the quick cutting. Well, I had to be quick because it is an oven here.
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Sprinkle it on good.
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That’s why they call this a crumble…
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Fresh out of the oven with the brown sandy topping and bubbly soft fruits at the bottom.
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I brought this over for a gathering, hoping the people will like it.
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And I managed to steal home one portion for myself. Yeah, I had to be a little sneaky.
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It was so good the following morning with  nice dollop of Greek yogurt. Especially when the fruits have firmed up a little and formed a jammy consistency.
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Will I ever tire of crumble?
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Not in the foreseeable future!

In the past, I’ve made several renditions:

Apple Banana Crumble 9

Apple Banana Crumble

Cranberry Apple Crumble 10

Cranberry Apple Crumble

What do you like to make your crumbles with? Are there certain seasonal fruits right now that would be lovely in this?

Also, Have A Great Weekend!!


“I, even I, am He that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, and will not remember thy sins.” (Isaiah 43:25)

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Apple Blueberry Crumble
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Western
Serves: 8-10
  • 4 Fuji Apples, peeled, cored & sliced
  • ½ cup Blueberries, fresh/frozen
  • ¼ cup Golden Raisins
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 tbsp + 1 cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Ground Mixed Spice (contains nutmeg, allspice & cinnamon)
  • 3 tbsp + ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Cold Butter, cubed
  1. Preheat oven to 180C or 360F.
  2. Pour sliced apples, blueberries & raisins into a 9.5 inch deep baking dish.
  3. Toss with lemon juice, 2 tbsp flour, mixed spice & 3 tbsp brown sugar. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, mix ½ cup brown sugar & 1 cup flour. Cut in cold butter until it resembles coarse sand.. Try to work fast before butter has melted. If need be, refrigerate crumble mixture for 15 minutes before use.
  5. Sprinkle crumble over fruits evenly. Do not try to compress or pack it in or it would become tough.
  6. Bake for 30 mins of until golden brown and fruits are bubbling.
  7. Remove from oven and cool for 15 mins before serving.
  8. Particularly good with a dollop of cream, Greek yogurt… or if you’re feeling feisty, some ice cream.

WINNERS for Saponifist Giveaway + Packed Lunch #16: Tomato Onion Omelette

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My birthday came and went in an instant this past Monday. We didn’t go anywhere special, we didn’t do anything in particular. But it felt wonderfully cozy, nice, quiet and comforting. Not unlike the little lunch we had recently as pictured above.

A little brunch, rather, that I’d love to share with the 3 winners of our recent Saponifist Homemade Soap & Tincture giveaway. :-)


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Even if you didn’t win this particular giveaway, remember that 2 more even BIGGER INTERNATIONAL giveaways are still running right this moment concurrently from Design Mantics & Lilla Rose.

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Gifts from me to you.

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Gifts that I’d love for my birthday. Except that, I already know I love them. Just as I love a very simply prepared omelette with a nice slice of poppy seed bread.

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A kind of English-style brunch with a cuppa tea for me and Milo for the hubs.

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 I want to thank every one of you who so kindly entered each giveaway and I really am rooting for you! Design Mantic is giving EVERY SINGLE READER from Tenacious Tinkering a free business card design so everyone wins.

It brings me the same comfort, coziness, joy to know you are here supporting this little amateur blog… just the same way my quiet birthday with hubs gave me warm fuzziness.

Thank you, thank you & thank you.


{A Psalm of Praise}
Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.
Serve the LORD with gladness: come before His presence with singing.
Know ye that the LORD He is God: it is He that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful unto Him, and bless His name.
For the LORD is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endureth to all generations. {Psalm 100}