Good Morning

A bit dismal, but it can only get better. If I was again a working person, I would say a typical Monday morning, but being a lady of leisure and a golden oldie, it makes no great difference. At least it is not raining and according to the week’s weather report for my little village somewhere in the wilds of Switzerland, there will be no rain this week.

Yesterday was a Sunday at home, but I was not doing nothing.

I decided to try my new baking tin which is especially designed for pastry with fillings. The main idea is for meat, a pork filet or perhaps meat loaf enclosed in pastry, but as I have so many apples, I decided to fill the pastry with apple mixed with some cranberries I happened to have left from a fruit cake I baked.

As it was something completely new for me it was a case of getting used to it, but the result was not too bad and with some whipped cream it was almost perfect. I did not make the pastry myself, but bought it already rolled. Otherwise I was just sitting at home enjoying the view from the window.

I then heard a commotion outside approaching and saw my sweet little cat that has been visiting daily, walk passed with a mouth full of bird. I felt really sorry for the bird, not for the cat, but that is unfortunately nature and this bird did not get away fast enough. Needless to say I did not feed this sweet little cat with any feline tit bits yesterday.

There was another film which appealed to my taste yesterday on the ITV channel of the BBC. In the film series of Jurassic World. They showed Fallen Kingdom when the island where the dinos and other prehistoric animals were developed, and it was destroyed by a volcanic outbreak. I know it sounds stupid but such silly films appear to my taste. It was sweet to see how the baby dinosaurs were shown. Dinosaurs being vegetarians, were the goodies. There was a story line involving the good and bad human guys, but at the end the various giants of the prehistoric world had settled nicely in modern day surroundings in our part of the world, so instead of seeing a few lions and tigers on a safari, there were a few dinosaurs trampling around.

By the way, I am making progress with my air fryer that I bought a month ago. At the beginning I just tried the pre frozen french fries which turned out very well. In between I tried it on some marrow squash pieces which turned out quite well and yesterday I cooked some small potatoes. The picture shows only some, as I had already distributed most of them on the plates for dinner. The basic idea of cooking veg is to spice it and afterwards add a few spoons of oil, about 2-3. then mix it all and put it in the friar for about 20 minutes to cook, giving it a shake about half way through. I must say I find it perfect as I am not a follower of ready made food from the store. My next project will be today when I want to try my bratwurst (Swiss Sauge) in it. It looks quite straight forward. What I like about it is that the food is not swamped in fat or oil, but nice a crisp and tasty.

Otherwise not very much to show this morning as my photos from the outside world are restricted to some Autumn colour in my garden.

Have a good start to the week. I will be off to the store this afternoon for some meat and fresh veg. Yesterday I made a big online order for the standard supplies which will be delivered tomorrow afternoon. Since this attack of the hairy peas disease, I like to have enough stocks of food at home. I am also freezing some meat now and again in case I cannot get out to the store. Life really has a different outlook today. I suppose we are all partaking in the course of history of our world. So keep safe everyone. The newest phrase is hands, face and space according to what I hear constantly on the BBC radio: wash your hands, wear a face covering and keep a distance to others. What a world this has become.

12 thoughts on “Good Morning

  1. The pastry looks great. I like baked apples, usually I just put them in a pan, make some crumble from flour butter and cinnamon and sprinkle it on top and bake it, but I might try it this way for fall with the apples. We are going to the mountains today (it is a holiday … Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples Day depending upon your bent …) and we usually go to the mountains at this time just to enjoy the early autumn. We will probably come back with a load of apples from one of the orchards.The leaves are just slightly starting to change, so there will be a big dump here in the coming days and I will have to spend all my time raking … many times a week. It is good because we have large compost cages we have built and we clean them out this time of year of the mature compost and then load them again. Part of the annual cycle of the seasons. Have a great day. SLP …

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    • Sounds a good idea what you do with the apples, I might try it. We have no more holidays at the moment. The next will be 1st November for All Souls’ Day, when most people like to visit the cemetery. Our local authorities clear our leaves away and I don’t have so many in the garden

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  2. Good Morning!
    That is unfortunate about the bird. Just last night, coons came out for Darla’s kitty food. I had not seen them in a while, after trapping one of their friends and moving him down the road. I did not move hm so far away that he would not be back, but far enough that he would want to stay away from here when he returned, and hopefully tell his friends who witnessed the incident to do the same.A few weeks ago, I happened to notice Darla downstairs on the driveway with a rabbit. Both were still. I was saddened to know that by the time I got my boots on and went around the building to separate them, it would have been too late. However, the rabbit suddenly charged at Darla and rammed her! It was the weirdest thing! Darla ran off in one direction, and the rabbit chased her briefly before swerving off in the opposite direction.

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  3. Good afternoon, It rained last weekend, and the smoke is gone from the valley. Snow in the mountains. Cats hunting going after birds is nature’s way of keeping balance. Our air-frier bakes Salmon. Have a pleasant trip to and a good trip to the grocery store. Have a pleasant evening.

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    • No rain, but getting colder I noticed. It was market day in town today, so something to see and more people around. Our air fryer seems to bake everything, I am still experimenting. Had quite a good shopping trip today.

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  4. Your big apple pastries look yummy. I’ve put on almost 4 lbs. since I started baking, so I’m baking off for now, even though I love the results. I love them a bit too much!

    I had an air fryer, but aside from frozen fries. I couldn’t find enough use for it and anyway, Owen has one of his own and we certainly don’t need two of them.

    Today is a gray day here and I think maybe we will get some rain. It felt like it was thinking about raining this morning and it’s surprisingly cold, too. It’s definitely light coat weather now. It came on overnight.

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    • I am en joying cooking at the moment and trying things out and I haven so many apples that I have to do something with them. I quite enjoy my air fryer and can use it for more. Today I cooked our sausages with it.
      We agree now getting the cold weather. Tonight it will be 0 degrees C, but no rain.

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