Peach and Apple crumble

6 peaches, pitted, peeled and diced large

4 apples, cored, peeled and diced large.

rub together:

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup oatmeal

1/2 cup sugar

1 stick butter until damp, and sand-like.

Lay fruit in buttered fruit dish. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar, cinnamon to taste, and 1 tablespoon corn starch.

Lay crumble mixture on top. Cook on 350 for around 30 minutes.

Serve with vanilla ice-cream if you're feeling particularly decadent.

Quick update on the fig tree saga...got a nice letter from the previous owner of the house who is devastated she moved the fig tree. She had assumed we would rip up everything on the property, so decided to dig up this great big mature fig tree, covered in fruit, in August, at great expense, and move it to her new house.

Now, I'm not an expert, but even I know you don't transplant in the height of summer, and never when a tree is fruiting. Had she asked me, I would have said wait until early Spring, before bloom or bud, and possibly prune it to help the root structure. But what do I know. On second thought, I would have said don't transplant it, leave it, and if you want another fig tree, hell, I'll buy one for you.

Meanwhile she's offered me a shoot when it recovers. Problem is I'm really not sure it's going to recover. In fact, were I a betting woman, I would put money on it. Oh well. Time to visit the orchards come next spring to start again, I think.

Flowers for our peach and apple crumble…Flowers for our peach and apple crumble…

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