How's your summer going so far? Mine, mind you, is awesome.
I guess summer activities are directly related to the level of hotness in the area you live. The pacific northwest is behaving quite well this week and there's been a lot of going out. Up here, we have to take advantage of the days when it doesn't pour out.
But I guess one of the advantages of the rainy weather is that, in summer, you have local berries to pick. And that's what we did a couple weekends ago in Sauvie Island. For those of you who come visit or live around the area, I'd highly recommend a visit! There's tons of things to do and berry picking is so much fun.
This crisp is just ridiculously easy to make. And 'healthy'. Only 1/2 stick of butter! And it's soooo good for breakfast...
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 stick of butter
For the filling:
Combine the raspberries and blueberries with the 1 cup of sugar. Toss it all together and let it sit in the fridge for about an hour so the berries let go of some of their juices.
For the topping:
Melt the butter in the microwave and combine with the brown sugar and oats.
Preheat your oven to 350 F.
Pour the berries and juice on a pie or squared pan. Top with the oat mixture and bake for 45 min, until the top is crispy and the berry juice is bubbly.
Eat hot or cold (I prefer hot and you can reheat leftovers in the microwave).