|Apples in he Tree|
I am fortunate enough to have an apple tree overhanging my garden, which every years fills with cooking apples to the point of bursting - if that was actually possible. Usually, almost all the apples end up rotting on the ground (I pick a few for a friend to use) - but not this year. This year I intend to make my own apple pie, and eat it.
Or throw it in a Media Tycoon's face - depending on the mood of the country at the time.
I will make the pie from scratch - I will make the pastry and everything. There will be no cheating on my part; no ready made pastry, no pre-prepared pie filling, and no shop bought Apple Pie to pass off as my own. This will be a voyage of discovery - and like all voyages of discovery, the journey may be rough, and may involve several people being sick.
However, make no mistake - there is danger involved here.....
What you can't really tell from that picture is how low that branch comes down. Well let me tell you, it comes down low. I have already caught my head and shoulders on that branch. What I do in my garden with a bottle of shampoo is my business.
|"I don't trust you...."|
And yet, I will have to run the gauntlet of low, sharp branches every time I go to harvest the apples I will need for my pie. I can't use the ones that fall to the floor, as they will be bruised and unusable. I could develop some upper body armour I suppose - but this takes time, and I really can't be bothered.
So I will bravely see my plan through, though I may be injured in the process. In the end I hope to have created a tasty Apple Pie, that I can make over and over for friends and family - for a small fee.
I do also have a Strawberry plant, and some Rhubarb in my garden - so the possibilities are...........well, about three-fold: it'll be either Apple Pie, Strawberry Jam, or Rhubarb crumble.
Or, Apple and Rhubarb Pie with a Strawberry Jus.
Maybe a Rhubarb and Strawberry comport with baked apple.
Possibly even a three fruit salad.
With ice cream.