… so little time. Story of my life 🙂
Lots to get into this post today, including the winner of my giveaway! First, you’ll have to suffer through some rambles though (sorry).
A quick re-cap of yesterday, Body Pump in the morning which, for the first time, hardly left me with any achingness! Peversely, I’m almost disappointed because my mind’s telling me it’s because I didn’t work my muscles hard enough… but logically, I hope it’s because the classes are having some effect. Whichever, it’s good to be able to walk down the stais without feeling about 85 🙂
I spent the evening at an open-air concert, held about 10 minutes’ walk from where I live:
It was such a beautiful English summer evening, the music was great and it was raising lots of money for Macmillan Cancer Support, which is brilliant.
Sadly, like most English summer evenings, it got so cold later on so we didn’t stay for all of it, but the chilled-out feeling of sitting in late sun with nothing to do and lovely music in the background was perfect. The large Pimm’s in hand and savoury Munchy Seeds waiting in the picnic bag helped too 🙂
Today, I’ve been getting organised for going back to work, in theory.
In practice, I’ve ridden Dave, and my friend’s horse, and just generally faffed about. But the thought was there…
I finally got round to making some more apple puree too. It’s so useful and such a good way of using up bruised apples. I freeze it and just defrost enough to make granola, or in baking, and although it takes ages to make, it’s really easy.
You just peel, core and dice as many apples as you want and put them with a tiny bit of water, only a couple of teaspoons, in a large pan over a low heat. Keep stirring (trust me, you DO not want to have to wash burnt apple off the pan!) till they soften.
I wield my potato-masher once they’re soft enough, then my hand blender when they’re completely cooked:
Perfect. I’ll just have to freeze it pretty quick so I don’t eat the lot 🙂
But talking of granola, and on to the last thing I need to mention today……….. the winner!
And it is *drumroll*
For some reason, I can’t do screen grabs on this laptop, no idea why not. So please excuse the rubbish pictures of the screen. And number 33 is….
The lovely Kate, from What Kate is Cooking – congratulations! Send me an email with your details and I’ll get the loot sent to you asap – and don’t forget to say how you’d like your granola!
Now I do need to get organised – back to work tomorrow… not great, this having to earn a living lark 🙂