These sweet caramelized apples were part of our breakfast. I made a baked ricotta pancake to remind us of Sicily. Topped with the apples it was like being right back on the Island enjoying a typical Sicilian breakfast.
The common belief is that it takes 21 days to create a new habit. One that will last as it becomes embedded within ourselves. So, with hard lockdown being 3 weeks long, it presented the perfect opportunity for new habits. I decided from the get go that I would train first thing in the morning, four times per week. Our alarm was set for 05h45 and after my morning coffee I got up and went to our home gym. We are now back at work full time and I am pleased to report that I am still exercising as frequently. In fact, it is nice not to come to work in the dark during winter. I also tested one recipe per day within the first three week period. I let that relax a bit for the fourth week. And then stopped during the week when I returned to work.
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Mainly because when I got home I had housework to do. And being creative takes time and that was a bit scarce. But then my domestic goddess came back to work and I had a choice to make. I could fall back into my old ways of TV watching in the afternoons. Or I could spend time in my kitchen. I decided to do small tasks each day. Nothing complicated and sometimes I did a recipe over a few days. I even made things more than once, like these caramelized apples. Not because they did not work out the first time. But because I wanted better photographs. Now, that is something I never thought I would say. But part of the new is that I have moved my ‘studio’ from the kitchen to the spare room. And it is taking me a while to get used to the setup.
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Sweet Caramelized Apples
- 30 g salted butter
- 30 g coconut sugar
- 5 mls ground cinnamon
- pinch of ground nutmeg
- 3 apples, peeled, cored and diced
- Place the butter into a non stick frying pan and heat over a medium to high temeprature
- When melted add the sugar and spices
- Stir until the butter begins to froth then add the apples
- Cook until soft and serve warm
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Have you gained any new habits during your lockdown?