Sunday, December 23, 2018

Founders of Utah

On Temple Square at Salt Lake City, Utah is the Brigham Young Monument that reads “The names of the pioneers who arrived in this valley, 24 July 1847. ... The entire company and outfit consisted of 143 men, 3 women, 2 children 70 wagons, 1 boat 1 cannon, 93 horses, 52 mules, 66 oxen, 19 cows.” These were the original pioneer founders of Utah. The first of the 148 names is "Brigham YOUNG." In the next to the last column of the monument’s names is “Lewis BARNEY,” son of my husband’s Utah pioneer ancestor, "Charles BARNEY," who arrived at the Salt Lake Valley in 1852, along with most of the remainder of his BARNEY children. Other names included on the monument are three “colored servants” - “Green FLAKE, Hark LAY, and Oscar CROSBY.” The monument was unveiled on 24 July 1897.

These photographs were made at Temple Square in August of 2008.

Friday, November 09, 2018

Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler
For the filling:
  • 6 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
For the topping:
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chilled butter, cut in small pieces
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. 2 In a large mixing bowl combine blueberries, sugar, vanilla, juice and lemon zest. Pile mixture into a large baking dish or pie plate.
  3. In another bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in the butter until it resembles coarse meal. Lightly toss with the half-and-half until it forms a soft dough. Drop batter by tablespoon size pieces over the blueberries until the surface is almost covered. Lightly pat the dough down to evenly distribute the top, but leave spaces for the blueberries to show through. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar..
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, until topping is golden and filling is bubbling. Serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream if desired. 
    Makes 12 servings