Up the apples & pears…

25 Sep

Here is some beautiful fruit bought today from a local Apple Fair we attended. Lots of different apples and a couple of pears. As we were there we thought we had better come home with something!

I started having thoughts of trying to attempt a fruit crumble or even a tarte tatin, but then remembered I couldn’t cook. But I managed to get my son excited about making some of our own juice. Which we did, using a rather big, expensive, silver juicer I bought years ago to try out one of those restrictive diets where you only drink juiced fruit and vegetables for a week. After having completed that I haven’t used it again since. I was glad to see it still worked!

We pooled all of our fruit and set about juicing… well how hard can it be? Happily we managed to get about a pint together until I started to get complacent and flashy and added some unripe nectarines into the mix. I drank it but now my tummy is feeling a bit itchy.

Oh well.

For more about Apple Day at Stanmer Park, Sussex have a look here:


4 Responses to “Up the apples & pears…”

  1. Rachel 25/09/2011 at 4:25 pm #

    You don’t need to be able to cook to make a crumble, it’s so super easy! Flour, butter, sugar – in ratio 3,2,1 to make as much as you want, then put in bowl to cover apples that have been chopped and cooked in a pan for about 5 mins with a little water and sugar. Easy and no itchy tummy. My dad makes fruit crumble just about every day with fruit from the garden, fresh or frozen. We were brought up on crumble!

  2. Alice Cant Cook 26/09/2011 at 9:58 am #

    Hey Rachel, thanks for reading!
    Hmmm, you do make it sound easy. The last time I made a crumble it ended up like a slice of bread on top of fruit puree.
    But I will give it another go, because I too love a crumble.
    Lucky you having a fruity garden back home! Would certainly inspire you to make things…

    • Rachel 28/09/2011 at 4:55 pm #

      Er, I did forget the bit about then sticking it in the oven for a while, sorry! The fruit garden is amazing, have received a box this morning at work from my dad – a box of sloes with which I’m going to get the sloe gin underway this weekend! x

      • Alice Cant Cook 02/10/2011 at 5:10 pm #

        Sloe Gin? Rachel, stop it!!!!!

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