Mum’s apple harvest

Unlike me, with my very brown thumb, my mum is a keen gardener. For as long as I can remember (or rather dating back to when I was a little 10-year old, and we had our first garden), Mum always devoted a part of the garden to growing edibles.

I remember how, when I was a child, we used to eat home-grown veggies all summer long. And kale during the winter months.

Even at age 78, Mum still grows her own edibles – and always lets us share in the riches from her garden. This year, Mum’s apple tree brought forth more fruit than ever, and on a Wednesday afternoon my little sister from “Duties and Daydreams” took her daughters along to help Mum with the apple harvest.

They picked some 30 kg of apples, and we all got our share.

Now, I know many people like to eat apples just like that. I’m not one of those people. I love apples. In pies, in cakes, in apple compote, in curries… but not raw.

But I definitely wasn’t going to let Mum’s delicious apples go to waste. So I scoured the internet for some new recipes and pinned them to my brand new Pinterest Recipes Board. Because really, why use Mum’s gorgeous apples in an ordinary apple crumble when I could just as well make something really special?

Have a look at what became of Mum’s apples.

From last Sunday till yesterday night, the apples were on display on my largest wooden dish. Don’t they look gorgeous?

Yesterday night, after supper, I spent all evening – until the wee hours – having fun in my kitchen. First I made an apple cake with a crumbly top layer. Whilst the cake was in the oven, I prepared the batter for apple brownies.

Then I had a cup of tea. I figured I deserved it.

After my tea break I made a batch of pie filling, which I froze. And finally, I prepared this morning’s breakfeast: Apple French Toast.

I didn’t follow the recipes I found on the web, as I can never leave a recipe alone, which means I’ve got some recipes to share in a future post.

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2 Responses to Mum’s apple harvest

  1. Leah says:

    I am lucky! Though, about my energy… you should have seen me, LOL! There was a reason why I'd put of the baking (which is something I really love!) until after supper. I was sooo tired. But I had to. I couldn't let those apples go to waste, so after supper I bit the bullet and did what I should have done days before already.
    You clever cookie! I love your idea about the veggies in the zip lock baggies. Do let me know how that works out.


  2. Susan says:

    You are so lucky to have a mum who grows and shares such a bountiful harvest. And such energy you have! All that baking, and at the end of the day too – wish I had just a tenth of your energy. Am trying to make things easier for myself with regards to cooking as there are so many days when I just don't have the get up and go to prepare a proper meal for us at night. So with this in mind I reviewed my Pinterest boards this morning and am fired up to organize my vegetable shopping into zip lock bags as soon as I get home with the veg. so that I have meal sized portions ready to steam in the microwave. That way we can get some more healthy eating into our diet with less effort on my bad days. You are a constant inspiration to me Leah!


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