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Apricot and Cherry Crumble

“All men are created equal. Now matter how hard they try, they can never erase those words.
That is what America is about.” 
– Harvey Milk

How far we’ve come.

Last week, when the Supreme Court announced it’s decision to strike down DOMA and to allow same-sex marriages to resume in California, I sat at my computer, stunned.   I wasn’t exactly speechless.  In fact, I screamed so loud I’m pretty sure our neighbors heard me. I hadn’t expected to be so emotional, but it hit me hard.  As much as we’ve tried to tell ourselves that our marriage (which took place four years ago on June 20th)… our love… our life… was no different than anyone else’s, DOMA was always there to point out that it wasn’t real.  At least that’s how it felt… and it hurt terribly.

When the decision came in, I knew we had to do something to celebrate.  Maybe lobster and champagne. Something decadent.  I spent the afternoon buying groceries to prepare a nice meal.  By the time Eric got home from work that evening, I had the table decorated with wine glasses, cheese and cut up rounds of baguette. As he entered the kitchen, I rushed over and threw my arms around him.  “We’re married… again!” I said. He laughed and gave me a kiss.  “Yay,” he replied. “Now let’s pop open some vino!”

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  • TieghanJuly 1, 2013 - 12:57 am

    What a fun and elagent dessert to celebrate and amazing thing! I am so happy for you guys and this looks delicious! Pass the bowls and spoons please!ReplyCancel

  • SarahJuly 1, 2013 - 3:11 am

    Hooray for justice and equality!! I’m so happy for you, and for society! I love your husband’s priorities too. ;PReplyCancel

  • Christy@SweetandSavoringJuly 1, 2013 - 8:06 am

    This post made me so happy! Congratulations on being legal :) Also, this crumble sounds kind of spectacular. I love the second to last photo- just gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • steph@stephsbitebybiteJuly 1, 2013 - 8:32 am

    This is making me so hungry!ReplyCancel

  • mr. & Mrs. PJuly 1, 2013 - 12:32 pm

    Sounds like a delicious combination!!!ReplyCancel

  • dixya| food, pleasure, and healthJuly 1, 2013 - 12:37 pm

    what a beautiful celebration :)ReplyCancel

  • EileenJuly 1, 2013 - 2:09 pm

    Aw, yay! Congratulations! And this crumble definitely sounds like the perfect way to celebrate. :)ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethJuly 1, 2013 - 5:14 pm

    Congratulations on being married (again!). This looks delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Tamie smithJuly 1, 2013 - 5:56 pm

    It was one of the most moving decisions I’ve heard in a long time. There are millions of us who smile while watching the folks celebrate their marriage once again. Congratulations, you wonderfully lovely couple. A toast to you indeed! I will certainly try your recipe with much delight.ReplyCancel

  • MarciaJuly 1, 2013 - 11:23 pm

    Lovely post, Brian. Congratulations & thanks for sharing your happiness with us.

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the KitchenJuly 1, 2013 - 11:33 pm

    Hooray, happy news for love and marriage at last!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn Sage SimonsonJuly 2, 2013 - 12:04 am

    I’ve got to try this! It looks absolutely delicious!ReplyCancel

  • CarolynJuly 2, 2013 - 6:48 am

    Well, I certainly considered you married already! But it’s nice to be vindicated again. Hope you had some of this crumble to celebrate.ReplyCancel

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspectiveJuly 2, 2013 - 7:34 am

    Gorgeous and summery dessert!ReplyCancel

  • JoanneJuly 2, 2013 - 7:53 am

    I was super thrilled when I heard about the supreme court ruling…couldn’t be happier for you. You guys deserve to celebrate to the max…and this crumble is the perfect way to do it!!ReplyCancel

  • Grace @ Earthy FeastJuly 2, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Ahhh.. love, it’s the best thing in whole world. :) This crumble is pretty high up there too – perfect for a lazy hot day. I pinned it – it looks so good! :)ReplyCancel

  • ShainaJuly 2, 2013 - 3:41 pm

    Congratulations on the second wedding – vow renewal? That crumble needs to come to my house. I’m in love with the fruit combination.ReplyCancel

  • JeanetteJuly 2, 2013 - 3:46 pm

    Love crumbles and that lemon verbena sounds divine.ReplyCancel

  • Brandon @ Kitchen KonfidenceJuly 2, 2013 - 7:06 pm

    Haha yeah I think I screamed as well when I heard the news. Also I couldn’t concentrate for the rest of the day. I was glued to Facebook and Twitter.ReplyCancel

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.comJuly 2, 2013 - 10:06 pm

    Hooray!! What a celebration it was, I can never forget. And this crumble is the perfect way to usher in happiness!!ReplyCancel

  • BillJuly 3, 2013 - 1:01 pm

    Hi Brian,

    Just discovered you blog and it’s really beautiful. I’m always glad to find another guy blogger in a food blog world filled with women. Sounds like we have some things in common. One of my favorite places in the world is Cape Cod. My partner and I were married at the Red Inn in P’town in 2010 and try to make it up every summer. We were very excited about the DOMA ruling as well.

    BTW,this crumble looks fantastic. Gotta try it.


  • ColleenJuly 3, 2013 - 2:51 pm

    Congratulations on the great SCOTUS news last week!! I was thrilled to hear the news, too!! :)

    I also LOVE this recipe idea – it looks delicious – and perfect for a 4th of July BBQ. Can I ask, though, what kind of cherries you used? Do you need tart pie cherries, or regular bing cherries? Or another alternative that I’m not thinking of right now?


  • Sowmya UdaiJuly 4, 2013 - 4:17 pm

    This looks delicious.. Bookmarking it :)ReplyCancel

  • Alison LewisJuly 4, 2013 - 8:48 pm

    my mouth is watering! happy 4th!ReplyCancel

  • Andrew FrishmanJuly 5, 2013 - 12:27 am

    MMMnnnn… I LOVES me some cherry crumble!

    ¡Me encanta la oportunidad de probar el “encore” de este postre!ReplyCancel

  • BillJuly 6, 2013 - 9:47 am

    Awesome combination of fruits. Hard to beat fruit, flour, sugar, and butter! Thanks for a great recipe!ReplyCancel

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  • TidyMomJuly 8, 2013 - 9:07 am

    BEAUTIFUL summer treat!!ReplyCancel

  • Nusrat AzimJuly 11, 2013 - 6:01 pm

    Such a happy, beautiful dessert! Sweetness, grace, sex appeal all over :)

    Gorgeous pictures. I always love reading your posts :)ReplyCancel

  • Trevor Sis BoomJuly 17, 2013 - 1:20 am

    DOMA was horrible and we too felt pained at how it served to make our marriage feel less than. If there is ANY silver lining to this it is that my husband and I now get to share a new sort of wedding anniversary with so many other couples. I think it will be quite lovely as we celebrate it all together each and every year. Happy Marriage day Brian!ReplyCancel

  • EmmaAugust 18, 2013 - 6:46 pm

    A most delicious apricot crumble recipe.ReplyCancel

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