Saturday, July 23, 2011

Lemon apple compote

5 medium granny smith apples
1 large juicy lemon
1 tbsp agave sirup
1/4 cup boiling water

Peel and core the apples and slice into a saucepan.
Add lemon juice and flesh.
Add boiling water.
Cover the pot and bring to the boil. Simmer for about 10 minutes until the apples break down.
Remove from the heat. Add the agave sirup and mix in.
Serve with yoghurt.

This compote has a slightly sour character and tastes a little like lemon sago. It needs a lot of lemon juice.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Winter Banana with Macadamia Nuts

Bananas (Cavendish bananas rather than Sugar bananas)
Macadamia (or any other) nuts
(Macadamia ) Oil
Agave nectar or Maple Syrup

Coat flat baking dish with oil, cut up bananas lengthwise, arrange in dish, sprinkle a bit of syrup over the bananas. Put a few nuts on top and let stand on the winter oven to cook over a long period. When the room is filled with fragrant banana the dish is ready. Beware of letting it go black!
In the daytime watch the King-Parrots (Alisterus scapularis) in the banana plants.