Food Photography, Day 9

Day 9, and it’s all about light today. And the next day, and the day after, it seems. The rules of light are that …. well, you need it. Some sort, any sort. Cloudy daylight works best we’re told, and if the light is too bright (and harsh) then deflectors (sounds very Star Trekkie to…

Food Photography, Day 8

It’s Day 8, and we’re to embellish the photo-storyline of the past few days where I focused on organic, home-grown veg. Namely heritage tomatoes, which aren’t really veg but fruit. Seeds mean fruit, so I decided to extend the plot to include organic fruit … erm …. more fruit. I filled a bucket with windfall apples from the…

Waldorf Salad and a Pork Chop

A quick dinner last night – used up 4 or 5 of the smaller apples stored in the garage. Some are going a bit starchy, which is a huge disappointment. I’ll use more for a cranberry and apple gelatin salad this week, and maybe chunky applesauce with smoked bacon for lunch, too. I love Waldorf…

Autumn Colours

It’s autumn and the colours are alive! The weather is trending toward cool, rain is frequent, the scent of apples fill the air, and leaves crunch underfoot. What’s your favourite part of autumn?

Garden Diary: 1 May 2012

Tulips, Cucumbers and Gnomes The mid-spring tulips are blooming. Bright and fiery in colour, these tulips are one of my favourites for adding a bit of visual heat to the garden. I even wrote a poem about them on MiskMask’s Poems called “Fiery Tulips” In contrast, there are soft and gently coloured pink tulips that…

Amazing Baked Apples

Tandy’s Amazing Baked Apple Tandy Sinclair’s cookery blog, Lavender and Lime, is included on my browser’s Favourites List with good reason. We share a similar preference in how we think food should taste: clean, natural and uncomplicated. This recipe is hers, and you’ll find it on her blog post “Baked Apples”. I’ve modified it slightly…

Reduced Fat and Sugar Apple Crumble

In 20-seconds, Google found approximately 994,000 recipes on the internet for apple crumble, which means that everyone and their pet iguana think their version is better than everyone else’s recipe. Make that 994,001 as of this recipe. Mine isn’t particularly excellent or worthy of a 3-star Michelin restaurant. It tastes pretty good but it won’t…

Creamy Pork Chops with Braised Apples

As my apple trees bare their branches against the winter wind and rain coming in off the sea, I thought it a good idea to offer this recipe that makes good use of any lingering garden apples. You may, of course, buy apples at the shop if you don’t have an apple tree. This is an easy recipe that requires thick pork chops.