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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