Friday, 12 February 2016

The Apple doesn't fall far from the crumble

I hand wrote out the Sally Wise Apple Crumble Recipe off the website.  If it's one thing I can't seem to master it's cooking from a computer.  I've got enough flour and nut particles lodged in my ipad device to cause considerable concern to a whole raft of food allergy suffers.  So resorting to the old methods I took great pleasure in spending a sunny afternoon picking apples from our variety unknown trees.  One of the trees only produces in green and is intending to stay that way so we'll call them Granny Smiths for the sake of a name.  This year we  pruned and watered, and the chooks put in a tireless effort in scratching for bugs and insects at the base of the tree.  And with much combined success this year we've been fruitful.  The odd grub has managed to somehow distract a scrounging chook and scurry up the tree but we can live with that by surgical removal.  Our local possum life have set off my car alarm in the middle of the night in the hope of bounding off the roof into the tree only to most likely be flung across the driveway with fright.  So the finished apple crumble was warmly welcomed with a large spoonful of vanilla ice cream melting across the top.  And using your own produce just makes it  feel all the more special.  Now I just need to conquer the almond tree before the green parrots do.

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