Monday, August 13, 2007

I'd like to thank......

Artis-Anne for awarding me this;




Wow!

I feel like Anne, that I'm more of a crock girl than a rockin' girl! Anne, maybe we should start up a new club ?! Perhaps our button could have a crocodile logo?! ;)

The next bit is the hardest, as I have to nominate blogs that I feel 'rock'. There are so many blogs I love to read, many of which have been nominated already, but I do love the following;

Frog In Knots, whose blog is funny and witty and who can create the most amazing things with wool and pointy sticks

and


Seahorse, who in a warm and friendly way, shares aspects of her life with us and who I feel deserves the award for her nettle fertilizer recipe alone!

Due to the thumb situation, ( which this very day has been relieved of it's stitches!), I have nothing to report on the knitting front, hopefully that should soon be remedied. On the garden front, we are eating tomatoes with just about every meal as we have such a good crop this year. The apple tree is also groaning under the weight of it's crop, so Ian decided to make some cider! Just so the tree didn't suffer you understand!

Ian peeled and chopped the apples, while I was in charge of the food processor, I could just about manage pushing the button down for 10 seconds!

So the grated apples are now lanquishing in the fermenting bin, with the yeast and sugar, and in a few weeks, we'll be able to bottle it and hopefully produce some drinkable cider. I don't drink very much at all, so poor Ian will have to drink it all himself, poor thing!! It's a hard job, but someone's got to do it! And, we still have a load of apples left on the tree and you can't even tell that any have been picked! Mmm, apple pie, apple crumble......any ideas?!


12 comments:

InkyArtitude said...

Rock On......

Great to hear the stitches are out now get those needles clickin. Mummm Apples? Cider sounds like a really good idea but you could always do some apple bobbing too. The words archery and Isaac Newton spring to mind but don't go there!

Kath said...

Pity you can't spin them or use them for dyeing! Have you not thought of Calvados?! Some Apple Brandy for Christmas would go down very well!! Hope the finger is well on it's way to a full recovery and fit for duty - looking forward to seeing what you porduce next!

gonga said...

You need to get a horse, that would get through some of them, or maybe you could persuade Ian that chickens thrive on fresh apples, then you could have eggs too!!!
Glad to hear stitches are out.

Seahorse said...

Oh! Thankyou! I am very flattered :D

The cider sounds yummy! If you have the time and patience (or the ££s to buy a dehydrator!) dried apple rings are delicious and keep for quite a while.

Auntie Noo said...

Oh my.... home made cider - it doesn't get much better than that! Hope the thumb is ok..... are you taking arnica tabs - they'll help with the bruising!

Piglottie said...

Congratulations on the award - very well deserved! I haven't grown tomatoes this year, which is a good thing as they would have been ruined in the flood. You can make some chutney with the apples and tomatoes. Apparently you can freeze apples but I've never tried it. You can store any that seem relatively unblemished. And if you know anyone who keeps chickens (shame Noo's not nearer), you could offer to swap some for eggs :)

Queen of the froggers said...

Well done on the award! Maybe just leave some bags of apples outside your house for people to take. It would be a shame if they went to waste. Or make huge vats of apple sauce!

Mrs J said...

Our glut looks like being runner beans! I think apples have a greater variety of uses! Glad that your thumb is moving back into action!

Sarah said...

Glad the thumb is stitch free.

Apple sauce, clafoutis, cake, caramelised with pancakes

Ah the fruit glut - it's plums for me - seven billion jars of plumchutey later!!

Artis-Anne said...

You have another award, check my blog it !! What can I say , I can't help it you just desreve it!!

acrylik said...

Well done on the award :)

Mmmm, apple crumble...

*drools*

Rain said...

It would be mean not to make cider, that poor tree!

Thank you so much. I did see your post before I went off to interview in Bristol but was so rushed off my feet that I didn't get chance to finish the post where I acknowledged it. It'll be up in a day or two.