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Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada
Jean Cockburn retired from her professional career as an academic librarian in 2008 to become a textile artist living on Denman Island, British Columbia. She draws, quilts, embroiders, knits and crochets, makes wearable art, weaves baskets, dyes fabric, and paints watercolours. Her work has been exhibited locally in juried and group shows on Denman Island, in Courtenay, Comox, and Duncan on Vancouver Island, in West Vancouver, and across Canada with the Surface Design Association.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Blueberry Crumble

Mix in a large bowl, 7 cups of blueberries (still frozen is okay, and fresh is wonderful), 1 cup white sugar, 4 tablespoons instant tapioca, freshly grated nutmeg (1/8 to 1/4 of a nutmeg), 1/2 of a lemon juice and zest, pinch of salt. Put this berry mixture into a large flat baking dish, no need to butter the dish first.
In the bowl just used, put 1/2 cup flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, grating of nutmeg, pinch of salt and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut into this 1/2 cup cold butter, then mix in 1 cup large flake oats. Sprinkle this crumble over top of the berries, and bake at 350 for 1 hour.

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