Archive for October, 2011

Today I have made a lovely apple pie. It’s raining hard and I have been out for a long walk with our dog Muumi. I like autumn time when trees change colour and it’s getting colder and darker. I can’t wait to see snow! But in this kind of day apple pie makes my day. I have found the recipe for this apple pie from Kotikokki, a Finnish recipe sharing website.

I have also started studying. Eternal student Marika 😉 One day I will be Nutritional Therapist. The school is in Manchester called CNM – The College of Naturopathic Medicine.

I had my first weekend of studies the past weekend, two full days of anatomy and physiology. We started from cells and tissues and then continued to bones. Very interesting but also very much to take in. I can remember studying these things in high school, but I was not very good at it then and that put me off from a career in biology (deep-sea biologist would be my dream job!) or anything related to it. But I think this time I am well motivated and that might bring me far. Also it was great to meet my class and hear their stories of what made them interested to study naturopathic medicine. There is a range of people in my class, from diverse backgrounds, and it is nice for me to be in among a group that is interested of the same things as me.

I have always thought that I am a healthy person with very healthy eating habits. In Finland we learn about healthy eating in school, and the general diet consists of berries, mushrooms, wild game and fish – like my husband says, very much like hunter gatherers in the past. We also drink loads of milk and eat rye bread. We are educated how good milk is for you, making your bones healthy and giving you calcium. Only recently I have learned that all our nation is brain washed to believe that milk is so good for you by dairy industry, just like in America. I was quite shocked to learn this to say the truth! Also couple of years ago when I started to learn more about healthy eating, I realised my eating habits weren’t as healthy as I wanted to believe 😉 I had the building blocks of knowledge there, but the implementation of knowledge was not always part of my daily life. And still is not every day, I know how hard it can be to try to change your eating habits, but I will keep on trying.

Now the recipe for the apple pie, here it is. (I believe in 80/20 balance in your diet, if you eat 80% of time healthily, the 20% of doesn’t matter if you indulge yourself:)

apple pie recipe home made

Yammy Apple Pie

200g butter or margarine

1,5dl sugar

3dl flour

1 egg

0,75dl milk (I used oat milk)

1ts baking powder

1ts vanilla sugar

3-4 appless

cinnamon and sugar

1. melt the butter and add together with the sugar

2. add flour slowly, you don’t want it too dry, don’t add baking powder at this point yet

3. Take apart a coffee cup of dough, and leave aside, this will be used in the end

4. Now add egg, milk and vanilla&baking powder and whisk strongly. The dough is now a little bit liquid but not too liquid, at the same time not too dry

5. Now pour the dough into a pie dish and add apple slices in a nice looking arrangement. Add cinnemon and sugar on top. Scatter around pieces of the dough that you saved earlier in a coffee cup.

6. Bake in the over 200 degrees for about 30 minutes.

7. Let cool down a bit and enjoy with ice-cream or cream!

Oh, and this pie is even better tasting the next day, so better make it a day advance if you have guest coming and keep it in the fridge.

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