From ground to crown

StewedWindfalls_MG_3927-4Not a single part of the 30 September harvest will be wasted. Windfalls have been used from ground to crown* and turned into gold and rubies.

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Step 1: pick up windfalls off the ground. Photo 30 September.

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Step 2: Start the alchemy game. Remove bruises, infested and rotten parts, stems and sepals. Photos 2 October 2015, Aurillac, Auvergne, France.

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Step 3: After ten to fifteen minutes of cooking, all has melted (including the nutrients from the skins of the sun-ripened fruit) and is ready for the magical transformation.

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Step 4: Will the magic wand (in other words the food mill) turn the mix into gold, keeping the skins and pips away?

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Gold! The healthy tasty organic fresh compote is ready. Add sugar, or not, according to taste.

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Right: blackberry coulis was added… We now have gold and ruby to top off a meal with true gems. Any pâtissiers around to design the crown?

* “From ground to crown”: I played with words used as apple descriptors in the UK National Fruit Collection database search tool.

 

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