After a week of warm sunny days when washing has dried in a flash and hot air balloons have drifted across the sky I watch our glorious 'Lympians make their triumphant way down the Mall under grey skies and I know this wonderful summer has come to an end.
I have loved London 2012 so much. I couldn't possibly say which was my favourite moment because there were so many. The television coverage both on BBC1 and Channel 4 has been superb -the common factor being of course the fabulous Clare Balding.
But all good things must end and Autumn is in the air. Early mornings are chilly, the evenings are drawing in, berries are bright in the hedgerows and my fruit bowl is piled high with apples.
These little apples are a variety called Katy. I bought them because of their name but they went soft quickly and have an unpleasant waxy skin. Rather than throw them away I made them into this super-simple pudding.
Fried Toffee Apples
For each person allow
1 or 2 eating apples - depending on size
1 oz (30g) butter
1 tablespoon of sugar
Peel and core the apples and cut into slices.
Melt the butter in a frying pan, when it is foaming throw in the apples and sugar.
Cook for about 5-10 minutes until the butter and sugar has begun to turn to toffee and the apples are soft.
Careful, they're hot!
To make a more substantial pud, fry (separately) some cubes of bread in butter until crisp and toss with the apples. A delicious contrast of textures.
To celebrate a new season I have a stylish new blog theme which I got from the talented Ana at Blog Milk . My theme is the one called Annouk and I love it.