Saturday, 13 October 2012

Tarte aux Pommes

Fresh apples are one of the greatest things in the world! They are crispy, juicy, nutritious and basically just a ball of joy in fruit form! As you've seen in my earlier posts.. they can be used for manythings, such as rolling out your feet! But here's a much more delicious way to prepare them.. in your very own Tarte aux Pommes! 

First, you must pick a bunch of apples from your tree out back and then wash, slice and dice them up! We are going to make applesauce! So the smaller they are the faster they cook! 
Next, toss them into a saucepan with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and a little water and saute until soft.

Once they are soft, you can mash them up to make your apple sauce. It should be very thick and not runny so it doesn't make your tarte all soggy.

Next, make your pastry dough and shape it into a disk. Wrap in saran wrap then place in fridge to chill while you go to the gym and have a workout. If you don't need a paper towel to wipe the sweat, you aren't working hard enough!

Return home and shower and preheat your oven. Now its time to roll out your dough and place into a tarte pan with a removable bottom. Bake until just barely browned.

Thinly splice a few apples and toss with melted butter, cinnamon, honey 
 and then start your assembly line!

Spread applesauce all over, top with toasted almonds, rum plumped craisins and raisins, and then place the sliced apples on top! 

Bake in the oven until golden!

Et Voila! Une Belle Tarte aux Pommes! Bon Apetit!

Friday, 12 October 2012

5 Peaks Buntzen Lake

Good Morning!!
Sorry for the lack of posting! I'm back here in Canada, I made it (I promise!) and have been keeping busy with a ton of training. It's awesome being able to hit the local trails and visit my sweet gyms! Oh how I missed proper weights! Hahahah! Big thanks to Ryne for setting me up with my workout schedules! Heyooo! =)

On Saturday September 29th, I raced the 5 Peaks Buntzen Lake trail race! IT WAS AMAZING! I ran it sporting my Kintec Race Team shirt and the course was an absolute riot to run! I loved it to pieces! There was a brutal uphill section that seemed to never end, but made all the better by the entertaining group of men behind me. I tried to ask for a piggy back up from one speedy guy, but for some reason he didn't want to! Beats me! He seemed to think it was hard enough without a girl on his shoulders. Weird! Hahahha! After the uphill grind we had a huge crazy technical downhill section that was so much fun, but so scary as well! Plyometrics and trying just jump through the ladders has absolutely nothing on that! I felt like a billy goat and was just laughing my butt off as I listened to the guy behind me hollering and whooping down the track! All of us were just running willy nilly and hoping for the best! The scenery was absolutely beautiful and I just felt totally on my stride! It was a fabulous run and I ended up fighting for 1st place with Lauren (who is awesome) for the last 5km. She managed to squeak out infront in the last bend beating me by 3 seconds! Wow! 2nd Place! I'm super excited about it! It's the best placing I've had at a 5 Peaks event as it's only been my 2nd.. and I came 2nd.. hey! That's fitting! Hahahah Here's a picture from the podium after the race!

(me, Lauren, Jude)

Hope you all are doing well and my next post will be more edible! Hahahah Love ya! xox