My yoga teacher is a funny smiley person. She always has a witty story to tell. At the last class, she was telling us that she went to PC World to get advice about her broken laptop. After an hour spent looking at computers, she stepped out of the shop and stopped for a second – amazed. She noticed how beautiful nature was around her. Trees were all red and yellow and leaves were flying around in the afternoon sunshine. And what a contrast after computers this was! She told us: ‘that was good karma’. She said that if you are able to notice this beauty around you, it is a good sign. I have been fascinated by nature recently, and how each day is different: leaves changing colours and falling from the trees, the sky one second bright blue and the next filled with dark clouds... I hope I have good karma with me :D
Here is another way of using apples. I made lots of jam throughout the summer and enjoyed so much opening a pot of apricot and ginger conserve to eat with these bright red apples.
Baked Apples – serves 2
• 2 red apples
• 2tbsp jam (apricot, raspberry or whichever you like)
• 2 knobs of butter
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
2. Core the apples and put them in a small oven-proof dish. In the centre of each apple, drop a tablespoon of jam and add a knob of butter on top.
3. Cook in the oven for about 20min until the apples are soft. Leave to cool down for a few minutes before eating.
Pommes au Four – pour 2 personnes
• 2 pommes rouges
• 2cs de confiture (abricot, framboise ou celle que vous préférez)
• 2 petites noix de beurre
1. Préchauffer le four à 180°C.
2. Evider les pommes et les mettre dans un petit plat à four. Ajouter au cœur de chaque pomme une cuillérée de confiture et une noix de beurre sur le dessus.
3. Enfourner pour environ 20min, jusqu’à ce que les pommes soient tendres. Laisser refroidir quelques minutes avant de déguster.