I drove home yesterday into a stunning sunset.
With tiny feathery clouds, each outlined in a different colour, it looked lovely. I thought a picture of it would be perfect to post, along the lines of red sky at night, shepherds’ delight, lots of trumpeting about the gorgeous hot weather (28C in Kent by the end of this week!) etc
But my phone decided that would be a good moment to run out of battery. A slight spanner in the works :-)
So I’ll have to use this picture instead:
Not quite as beautiful as the sunset, possibly… but I was chuffed that my new blender/food processor arrived! I’d had enough of things like this:
So the blender has been relegated to the cupboard under the stairs. That’ll larn it :-)
The new one’s a Jamie Oliver one that was reduced by loads on Amazon… it had brilliant reviews and is really compact, which is handy when you’ve got about 18×30 inches of work surface to play with :-)
I used it first on the apples off the tree that had fallen or were partly eaten, to make apple sauce. Apart from the pain in the backside it is to peel and chop the apples, the real ballache is standing there stirring constantly while they stew… so I roasted them. They still needed peeling and chopping, but then I just chucked them all into the oven at 180C for 30-40 minutes, let them cool and food-processed away:
It made the creamiest, smoothest apple puree ever.
If I thought it was hard to resist the last lot, I stand corrected. This was much harder. I’m impressed with the food processor (it also came with the blender jug and lots of interesting blade-type equipment) and now I want to see what else it can do. Consider yourself permanently relegated, blender :-)
On a different note though, I got a letter from my credit card company as well today, saying this:
It looks slightly alarming. but when you cast your eyes to the left, you see this:
Yep, I have failed to make the minimum payment. On my £0.00 balance. Hmmm….
At least it made me smile, as does the beautiful weather :-) What’s made you smile today? Has the sun been out for you?