Episode 50: Podiversary

cover50This episode contains the following segments: Gratitude Journal, The Front Porch, Ever-expanding Skill Set and Double Happiness.




Wildlife along the Delaware River

adult Black Bear near  Delaware River
adult Black Bear
Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant








The Front Porch

Scrappy Felted Oven Mitt pattern by Kelly Schroeder
Scrappy Felted Oven Mitt
pattern by Kelly Schroeder

Ever-expanding Skill Set

Peach-almond Cobbler

  • cobbler2 lb. ripe peaches, peeled and sliced into wedges
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/3 c. finely ground almonds
  • 1/3 c. whole wheat flour
  • 1/3 c. all purpose flour
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1  tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. almond extract
  • 5 tbsp. cold butter, cubed
  • 1/3 c. hot milk

Preheat oven 400 degrees.

Toss first four ingredients together and spread in a shallow baking dish. Place in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

In a large bowl, stir together ground almonds, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Use a pastry cutter to cut in butter until the mixture has a sandy texture. Add hot milk and use a fork to bring mixture together, quickly, into a dough. Do not overwork the dough, or it will be tough.

Drop dough by the spoonful over peaches. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cobbler dough will spread over peaches as it bakes.

Remove from oven and spoon into bowls immediately. Drizzle heavy cream over each serving.

Double Happiness

The Icehouse in Summer” by Howard Nemerov

Poetry Foundation

Poetry Off the Shelf, a podcast hosted by Curtis Fox