I had a meal planned but it just worked out that I made dessert first!
On my day off, I was driving down to my neighbour's , where I buy my eggs (and had a little chat with an older gent who had also stopped at the roadside cooler and we discussed how good theses eggs were) and a little ways down I noticed an apple tree, still full of late November apples on the side of the road.
I stopped to have a look. They looked pretty good, so I picked some of these and went on to my next stop, which was a sheep farm to photograph, well, sheep of course, for the Wovember 100% wool contest. After scraping the mud from my boots before I got back in my car (will it ever stop raining?) I had a plan.
(insert random sheep photo for local colour)
It was only a short distance to Whole Circle Farm, where I purchased some lard and a few other things.
I had the local honey and flour already at home.
And thus, the makings of an apple tart:
Apples - foraged.
Egg for pastry - my neighbour
Lard- Whole Circle farm
Flour - Hockley Valley
Honey - Caledon Honey
And there it is, no recipe, just an intuitive process, just like the "shopping" for the ingredients.