Pitch ‘N’ Putt and Wet Feet.. November 16, 2008
It was a lovely afternoon – warm (for November anyway), no wind at all, and gorgeous autumn colours all around. It was just that the ground was so wet that we were squelching our way from one hole to the next!! We even had to dig out some of the balls from the mud where they landed, and some of the actual holes were completely filled with water!
The Re-Branding of Complete Cleaning! November 13, 2008
Donal has decided to drop the “Complete Cleaning” name, and just use “Donal Keegan”… The idea being that then he is not limited to just cleaning. So my brief was to design a logo, business cards & a sticker for his car.
This is the card that I have come up with so far.. I am thinking of using Moo.com to print Mini-Cards, although they might be a bit too small. The cool thing about Moo is that you can vary the design front and back. So, with the one design on the front, I can print some with “A note from Donal” on the back, some with “Your windows were cleaned today”, some with “Quote”, and so on. Will be interesting to see how they turn out.
Any comments and suggestions welcome!
Apples, Apples & More Apples… November 8, 2008
I am also making an apple pie. Eamon kindly provided the congregation with huge sacks of apples, so we all helped ourselves to a few. I never got to taste my last attempt at an apple pie as it got given away, so hopefully this one will be good!
EDIT: Needed a tad more sugar. Apples went to mush – would have been better if I hadnt cooked them first I think. Pastry was good!
I havent quite found a recipe that I like yet – I have found baking in different countries is totally different. In Sweden, the flour, baking powder, eggs and everything are all different – so my Swedish cookbook works perfectly with Swedish ingredients, but not as well at all here in Ireland.
My other cookbooks are American, and despite having bought the right cup measures, again, the ingredients dont always seem to work as well. I think I may have to invest in an Irish cookbook that I can use here! Any suggestions??
EDIT: One word… MUSH…
The apple pie recipe that I used today said that I should cook the apples in water, sugar, spices and lemon juice, and then drain off the liquid before putting the apples into the pie. The liquid looked too good to waste, so I added some more water & have reduced it down by half. I am thinking of adding some hot water to it in a mug, and having a spiced apple tea! Mmmm…
EDIT: If you are going to make this tea – make sure you havent added butter to the apples – it makes the tea a wee bit weird 🙂 But it still tastes good!!