Apple and Ginger Slices

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Family tea this evening which Spikey was delighted about because it meant that he had four other dogs to play with as well as the children. Great not to have to cook as I’m a course this weekend  – the next module for my NLP Master Practitioner Course. This module is about beliefs and I believe that you should never show up empty-handed when visiting family or friends at mealtimes. So it was time to make something especially as I also visiting friends during the lunch break.

2015-02-04 18.28.43My friend Jacky had given me a pot of her homemade apple and ginger jam for Christmas and I wanted to put it to good use so decided to make up a recipe  –  Apple and Ginger Slices

Apple and Ginger Slices

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1/2 cup coconut oil

Juice of one large lemon

6 oz oats

4 oz spelt flour

4 oz ground almonds

1 pot of jam

Pre heat the oven to 180oC. Melt the coconut in a saucepan and add the lemon juice. Remove from the heat and stir in the oats, spelt flour and ground almonds. Press half the mixture into a greased brownie tin, spread the jam over it before adding the remaining mixture to the top and press down. Cook for about 25 minutes.  Leave to cool in the tin before cutting into slices and removing from the tin.

Mincemeat and Skylark

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Went over the border to hear my friend Clare play the flute in the band Skylark at the weekend. She is helping me with my NLP modelling project and it was great to hear her perform with her band. Skylark perform their own arrangements of traditional music from America, Sweden and the British Isles. Clare puts some amazing improvised melodies into the songs giving them an extra dimension. You can hear the Skylarks on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/SkylarkHarmony and  they are wonderful to hear live.

So post gig back at her house we needed some sustenance so we ate some of my newest recipe  – Mincemeat Slices.  Had a jar of yummy homemade mincemeat (thanks Emma!) so it was time to put it to good use.

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Mincemeat Slices

1/2 cup coconut oil

Juice of one lemon

6 oz spelt flour

6 oz  oats

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 jar of mincemeat

Pre heat the oven to 190 oC.Melt the coconut oil in a saucepan and add the lemon juice. Remove from the heat and s tir in the spelt flour, oats and cinnamon. Press half the mixture in to a brownie pan. Spread a layer of mincemeat over the top before adding the rest of the mixture and pressing it down. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Leave to cool before cutting into slices.