I made 2 school girl camera errors yesterday. In the morning I left my camera at home and so missed the chance to snap Harvey playing for his school football team beating a local school 7-4. Then my battery ran out of juice . So I missed some stunning photo opportunities but I did manage a few at least. We had a day out beside the sea.
Harvey and I met Michelle at The Black Douglas and had a lovely table upstairs looking out at the sea.
I had lentils with eggs and chorizo which was ok.
This was naughty but perfect – lemon polenta cake. Unfortunately, I ate really badly after this. Really badly.
Today was another day and I made a fantastic smoothie to start the day with.
I found the recipe on Gena’s Choosing Raw blog which I regularly check out.
Ingredients (serves 1-2)
2 apples or 1 apple and 1 pear, quartered with core cut out
1 frozen banana
1/4 cup cashews
3 tbsp hemp protein
2 pitted dates
1 1/2 cups almond milk
2 tsp apple pie spice
A couple of ice cubes (optional)
Blitz all the ingredients together in a blender until smooth. I blitzed for ages so it was really smooth.
This was delicious. I used 1 apple and 1 pear as I had a very ripe pear to use up. It was thick, smooth and completely delicious. Definitely one to try and very Autumnal.
I was working today as we are so busy. I started at 8am so I could have a little break at 10am to do a walk. It was such a glorious day. Warm and sunny.
To make it even better I had the lovely company of Vegetable Grower Up The Road. I haven’t seen much of my friends lately so it was really good to catch up with one of them.
After a few hours work I was treated to a lovely roast chicken lunch. James and Harvey cooked roast chicken, roast potatoes, a lovely gravy made with giblets, a huge pile of vegetables and a little redcurrant jelly with port on the side. Delicious. Thank you chaps. It seemed rather strange having a Sunday lunch without a glass of wine!
After an afternoon’s work I made a quince crumble. I picked these up yesterday at Perfect Partners in Cranbrook. Quince look like large yellow pears.
They are incredibly hard and difficult to peel and core but I persevered. After being peeled and cored and chopped in to 6-8 pieces, I placed 4 large quince in an oven proof dish with 35g brown sugar sprinkled on top. I barely covered the quince with water and then put them in the oven on 160° C for 2 hours. They came out orange, looking more like peaches.
I drained the juice which I cooled and gave Harvey to drink later which he enjoyed. I then put on a crumble topping and baked it for half an hour, serving it with custard. Naughty but nice.
I enjoyed my quince crumble. I haven’t had one since around this time last year when Kath made me one. Missing you very much my dear – could do with you being here at the moment.
Here’s hoping next week is better then last week, for all of us.