Bowl of apples from our garden
Photo by JMorton
Roasted Sweet Apples Recipe
This recipe is ideal served with roast pork and roast turkey. Perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas celebration.
You can cook the apples separately with the roast pork or turkey but it would be better and tastier cooked around the meat of preference. They would then soak up juices as the apples cook.
- 6 sweet apples
- 50 g butter
- salt & pepper
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Method of Preparation:
- Peel the apples, leaving them whole. Remove the cores, easier using an apple corer.
- Drizzle the lemon juice all over the apples, to prevent them browning even before they start cooking. 🙂
- Insert a pat of butter into the middle of the apples, sprinkle with salt, cinnamon and a generous amount of freshly ground black pepper.
- Put them around the roast 20 minutes before the meat is cooked.
- Or put them on a baking sheet and cook separately on a preheated oven at 190ºC for 25 minutes.
- Serve around the baked apples with the roasts.
The Music Lesson Frederic, Lord Leighton Oil on canvas 1877
Music Compilation: 80s Favourites
The 80s is Madonna’s era of domination. And she really dominated. But Michael Jackson lorded it. The release of his Thriller album put him into an stratospheric level which was well above the rest.
Madonna – Material Girl
Madonna – Like A Virgin
Michael Jackson – Thriller 1982
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
Madonna – La Isla Bonita
Laura Branigan – Self Control
Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Kenny Rogers Dolly Parton Islands In The Stream
Flashdance • What a Feeling • Irene Cara
Hello by Lionel Richie
Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger
The Bangles – Eternal Flame
George Michael – Careless Whisper
Chris de Burgh ~ Lady in Red (Kelly Lebrock) Marilyn Monroe style
Billy Ocean – Suddenly
Rockwell – Cuts like knife
Two Women by Pablo Picasso
Music Compilation: 50s Favourites
50s music, though before I was born, holds a special place in my heart and memories. Certain songs from the 50s remind me of how my father and mother loved each other.
Mandolin & fruit bowl by Pablo Picasso
Music Compilation: 70s Favourites
Personally I think the 70s is the golden age of music.
Paul, George, Ringo & John, photo by PH Morton
Music Compilation: 60s Favourites
Music is not just about the lyrics and the tune. It is about the memory or memories that it evokes when you listen to it. It is a sensorial memory! 🙂
Cheese for afters, photo by JMorton
Postulant Cook’s Guide to Choosing Cheeses
Now that Christmas is almost upon us, we have to start thinking what cheese or cheeses will grace our dining table.
Of course cheese is popular all year round but there is something special about nibbling on a selection of cheeses, wash down with a glass or few of red wine during the Christmas holidays. (Please note though that we do not promote drinking and driving!!!)
Below is my favourite cheeses, which I hope will help in making your own selection.
The Duet by Cornelis Saftleven
Music Compilation: 90s Favourites
Below is a music compilation of my favourite 90s sound.
True, Spandau Ballet were gods to me during the 80s.
I loved them so much. To Cut a Long Story Short I lost my mind!
I have to thank God that Duran Duran existed at the same time for my sister, Marilou. To be honest, I Don’t Need This Pressure On competing with my sister’s adoration of the same band. Tony Hadley, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp, John Keeble and Steve Norman of SB were mine. 🙂 My sister and I had a very good Communication. She told me news about Duran Duran and I told her about Spandau.
There are also times when she saw merchandise of SB, she would generously buy them for me. My sister was a Lifeline.
The 80s was Gold. The New Romantics were in. A lot of great bands were breeding in the UK and the US was producing the likes of Madonna and Cyndi Lauper.
Though Spandau Ballet did not make it really big in America, they were so popular in the Philippines. Highly Strung girls, like me, would scream our head off when one of their songs were played.
Sadly seeing Spandau Ballet nowadays would be Through The Barricade, this is from my point of view as a purist. Tony Hadley, the band’s vocalist has left the group, again. It’s going Round and Round. Who knows, Tony might rejoin again in the near future. This is my Instinction.