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Eating: French fries and Chateauneuf du Pape.

Eating: French fries and Chateauneuf du Pape.

Loaded baked potato, all in one hot, crispy bite, at The Greenwich Project.

Loaded baked potato, all in one hot, crispy bite, at The Greenwich Project.

#Cheeseburger, the works, at the new #Burger Joint on 8th Street.

#Cheeseburger, the works, at the new #Burger Joint on 8th Street.

Kimchi bacon chorizo “paella” with a fried jidori hen egg at Danji.

Kimchi bacon chorizo “paella” with a fried jidori hen egg at Danji.

Coconut tapioca at The North Fork Table & Inn

Coconut tapioca at The North Fork Table & Inn

Southold, NY in The North Fork

Southold, NY in The North Fork

Loose and juicy. It might be how you describe yourself, but it was also  what came to mind for a dessert on July 4. With no real plans but work  this year, I decided the least I could do was whip up an easy blueberry  crisp. Because it’s simple, it’s fast and it’s, well, loose and juicy.
Blueberry Crisp (serves 8)3 pints blueberries1/2 cup sugar1 tablespoon cornstarch (or a teaspoon more if you want it thicker)1 teaspoon lemon juice1/4 teaspoon coarse salt3/4 cup flour1/2 cup rolled oats1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon coarse salt6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened1/3 cup sugarPreheat  the oven to 375 degrees. Mix the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon  juice and salt in a bowl. Transfer to an 8-inch square baking dish.In  another bowl, stir together the flour, oats, baking powder and salt.  Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer until pale and fluffy. Stir the  dry ingredients into butter. Using your fingers, squeeze the topping  pieces together into clumps.Sprinkle the topping evenly over the  blueberry filling. Bake until bubbling in the center and brown on top,  about 1 hour. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 30 minutes before  serving. Serve with blueberry ice cream if you desire.

Loose and juicy. It might be how you describe yourself, but it was also what came to mind for a dessert on July 4. With no real plans but work this year, I decided the least I could do was whip up an easy blueberry crisp. Because it’s simple, it’s fast and it’s, well, loose and juicy.

Blueberry Crisp
(serves 8)

3 pints blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch (or a teaspoon more if you want it thicker)
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix the blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and salt in a bowl. Transfer to an 8-inch square baking dish.

In another bowl, stir together the flour, oats, baking powder and salt. Cream the butter and sugar in a mixer until pale and fluffy. Stir the dry ingredients into butter. Using your fingers, squeeze the topping pieces together into clumps.

Sprinkle the topping evenly over the blueberry filling. Bake until bubbling in the center and brown on top, about 1 hour. Transfer to a wire rack to cool for 30 minutes before serving. Serve with blueberry ice cream if you desire.

Steamed lobster with uni mousse layers in a lotus wrap, garnished with smoked uni and caviar at Soto.

Steamed lobster with uni mousse layers in a lotus wrap, garnished with smoked uni and caviar at Soto.

Lobster ravioli, bagna cauda and trout roe at Marea.

Lobster ravioli, bagna cauda and trout roe at Marea.

Steamed juicy buns at Congee Village.

Steamed juicy buns at Congee Village.