Four days in the mountains, a mini break of sorts, with Pierre at Lou Rider. Our aim was to bake Christmas cakes and make chutney, get out and enjoy the mountains for the last time before the snow arrived and enjoy being away.
I picked up a couple of crates of ungraded apples at the market, fine to eat but ideal for cooking with, though some varieties tend to keep their shape however long you cook them for. Apples and a couple of home grown winter squash were the basis for chutney, along with two mixes of spices and other ingredients for the two batches planned.
I got to use one of my latest car boot treasures, an apple peeler, corer, slicer all in one. It really was amazing and already paid for (3 euros) for the quantity of apples we processed. Check out the pics.
|one of my new kitchen toys|
|chutney in the making|
|peels, cores and slices in one easy action|
|Christmas is coming|
Neither of us were on form, so we didn’t really venture out that much which was a shame. The winter cold bugs were busy doing their thing and our bodies probably benefited from a bit of a rest. Thankfully all the produce we made was thoroughly cooked and none of the bugs will have survived.