Sunday, 17 July 2016

Sunday Summary

What lovely weather to come home to!  I understand the last two weeks have been pretty dire weather wise, but yesterday afternoon and today have been lovely.

I have been out in the garden and dead headed my roses, watered the pots and caught up with all the washing which dried on the line.

I don't often pick my roses, but couldn't resist cutting three today, with some Hebe flowers to put into a little crystal glass jug.

For dinner I made salmon patties with vegetables.  It is the first time I have made these and it won't be the last - they were very nice.

I made us a desert using rhubarb from the garden based on my friend's 'Apple Stuff' recipe.

Norvell's  Apple Stuff

All measurements are approximate.

Based on three apples.

Peel and chop apples
3/4 cup of sugar (or less if sweet apples)
Little bit of grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp cloves
3/4 tsp cinnamon

Mix above ingredients together.  add 1/4 cup of raisins/sultanas and 1/4 cup water or apple juice.

Put into small oval baking dish.


3/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup pecans broken up
2 tbsp flour
pinch of salt
2 tbsp canola oil.

Mix together and spread over top of apple.  Drizzle maple syrup over the top.

Bake at 350 F or Gas mark 4 for 20 - 30 minutes until topping golden and crunchy.

My variation of this today was:

Two apples
Two sticks of rhubarb

Two apples and two sticks of rhubarb

Chop up into small pieces, add sultanas

Add pecans, sugar and water/juice and mix up.

Add topping and pop in the oven (I think mine took 40 minutes to cook)

This was also very good!  Enough for two days.

While away I finished two books

(Photo courtesy of Google Images)

This one - which I managed to get from the charity shop for £1 (I bought this thinking she was the same author of 'Water for Elephants' but afterwards realised wasn't)  I enjoyed this book - quite different to what I normally read...

This one I finished during my eight hour wait at the airport (due to delayed flight)  

These are my next two books beside my bed to start reading.

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