It's apple season. This means that it's time for my trusty Ezipeeler to be out making piles of curly apple. This week I got 8kg of organic juicing apples from our food co-op.
I have a secret supply of lemons from a sunny town where the lemons grow like crazy. And sometimes when I'm lucky I get a shopping bag or two full of them dropped off by my brother in law.
So when lemons come by the bag full, I juice them! But there's more to juicing lemons than meets the eye.
Last week I took the plunge and made an investment in a new food processor. Now I won't hide the fact that it was far from the cheapest around but what I can say is that there is no substitute for quality.
We have some very good family friends, the sort that turn up a day early for your wedding and just get stuck in sewing 18 table clothes and peeling and preparing huge amounts of vegetables without being asked. Then on the day they look after loads of other bits that you didn't even think of like making the church look nice. The legendary sort.
Given we are well stocked in blueberries at the moment we have set a challenge to a few who have come through our door:
Choose a recipe and create something using fresh blueberries to share.
They were then sent away with a tub of blueberries for their delight. No deadlines.
My first instalment was blueberry muffins. A classic, not actually intended for the challenge but one that fitted the criteria.