I’m celebrating about a lot of things right now, and YES blackberry cobbler is one of them. I’ll get at that in a minute though. What I’d like to celebrate first is my first accepted submission to foodgawker! Yesterday’s post on chocolate chip blondies was accepted onto foodgawker, and I’m ecstatic! It’s pretty challenging to start a blog, begin cooking/baking, and learn how to photograph food all at once. I’m a newbie at all of it, so it’s really exciting to see that I’m improving already. Also a big thanks to everyone for all the views on my blog.
Secondly I’d like to celebrate “recovery” from my eating disorder. I put recovery in quotations because recovery, in my experience so far, is dynamic. I can go a day without thinking at all about the calories in the food I eat. Some days, though, are harder, and I constantly have to ask myself whether I’m refusing to eat a cookie because I really don’t want one or because the eating disorder voice in my head is telling me I’m fat. I feel recovered though, because I now have the tools to question and challenge that voice in my head. Furthermore, I can fully enjoy food (like the blackberry cobbler I made today) without worrying about the calories. I would be lying if I told you it was easy for my to write about my eating disorder. People I know could have guessed I had an eating disorder, but I’ve only actually talked about it with the few people I’m closest with. The fact that eating disorders are still highly contested and stigmatized makes me feel like I should keep quiet about my eating disorder. If I had cancer though, I wouldn’t be ashamed or scared to share my illness experience with others. I’m becoming more open about my illness experience, and I think that’s something to celebrate too!
Lastly, I would like to celebrate the delicious blueberry cobbler that I had the pleasure of DEVOURING today. I think this picture says it all…
I have a mild obsession with blackberries. This cobbler is so easy to make. My entire family absolutely adores it. Even my mom is in love with it (which is saying a lot because she hardly ever likes desserts). In fact, my mom said she could eat the entire cobbler because it’s so good!
Easy Blackberry Cobbler
- 1/2 c. butter
- 1 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 c. sugar
- 1 tbsp. baking powder
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 2/3 c. milk
- 1 (16 oz) pkg. frozen blackberries, thawed
Melt butter in a 2 quart casserole. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and milk in a small mixing bowl, mix well. Pour mixture over melted butter, do not stir. Spoon blackberries over batter, do not stir. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes, until golden brown.