Italian Opera Students Luncheon

That picture is on front of my video because I gave each of them a note and a 5 x 7 print as a memento of Lunenburg with our house in the photo. I took a lot of photos (no surprise there!) and was asked to send the pictures to them. To simplify things, I packed them into a video so they could share them with family and friends. I hope you'll enjoy sitting there with us for a few minutes; it was a pretty special afternoon!

Several of you asked for the Pear-Fruit crumble it is:

Rhubarb* Pear Crumble from Jan J. *from the original recipe../ on...

Heat oven to 400F 200C

200g / 7oz flour
200g / 7 oz cold butter diced
140g / 5 oz brown sugar
50g / 2 oz rolled oats
25g / 1 oz granola

Combined all above ingredients and work in butter with fingers until butter is incorporated and it is a crumbly consistence

3 ripe pears
600g / 1lb 5oz rhubarb
100g / 4 oz sugar
Zest and juice of one orange

Peel and core pears and cut into large chucks
Cut rhubarb into ¾” to 1” pieces
Mix pears, rhubarb, sugar, and zest and juice until well coated with sugar
Pour into baking pan
Bake at 400F for 35 to 40 minutes (I did 37 and it was excellent)

NOTE: When Rhubarb was out of season, we substituted fresh blueberries & omitted the white sugar.
When the fresh blueberries were gone, we've been using frozen mixed berries and/or frozen mango. (For all the fruit substitutes, exchange in equal measure with the rhubarb.)

The Maestro and several guests ate two helpings. I'd call that a hit and a success. Let me know if you try it and like it!
You've expressed interest in the local musical offerings @annelis @allie912 @linah and the recipe as well... @summerfield @ceilidh @ethelperry @digitalrn @kwiksilver @pyrrhula @aglennc @kass @danette @voiceprintz @lintbrush enjoy!
October 31st, 2014  
I loved spending the lunch with you and these fabulous opera students. What a lovely gift to share with them. Well done Louise. You inspire me!
October 31st, 2014  
You are the consummate host because you give a little piece of your heart with every gift. And I should know. I have a book of Flat Allie that reminds me just how thoughtful you are!
October 31st, 2014  
Lovely, absolutely lovely!! Wish I could have been a fly on the wall...
October 31st, 2014  
great video, very engaging. lovely future stars. and you're such a wonderful host. thanks for the recipe. hope to be able to make it during the holidays.
October 31st, 2014  
October 31st, 2014  
What a fantastic experience. Love their music, and your video is superb! Thanks, Louise. Want to try your crumble recipe too. sounds awesome.
October 31st, 2014  
Thank you, Louise (and Ken), for sharing these memories and recipe with us! :)
October 31st, 2014  
What a wonderful idea :)
October 31st, 2014  
What a wonderful memory to have
October 31st, 2014  
Beautiful made video. It will be great and beautiful reminder for all the people on this meeting. Love the singing you have put within. You did a great ,lovely job.
October 31st, 2014  
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