“I bet I can train lady birds” I said to my friend Felicity growing up. There were the three of us, Felicity, my sister and I. My sister was customarily quiet but I was convinced that with the power of my mind, I could make lady birds go where I wanted them to.
“Are you sure?” Felicity asked, skeptical.
“Of course” I said with utter confidence.
I didn’t of course get the ladybirds to move the way that I wanted. Although the fact that I was older than both meant that I had convinced them that I did and in turn, convinced myself that I had indeed learned to train lady bugs.
A less impossible task is the five minute baked apple. Not baked in the traditional sense in an oven, this 5 minute microwave recipe is for when you want something sweet, relatively healthy and quick (see 5 minute chocolate cake for something a bit more decadent). Apples are abundant at the moment and this recipe makes a sweet little dessert for one. Okay, it does take say 6 minutes (1 minute to stir the ingredients together) but when it emerges from the microwave with a thick, ready made sauce and soft apple, I hope all will be forgiven.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to train some ladybirds
So tell me Dear Reader, if you could train any animal to do anything, what would it be?
5 Minute “Baked” Apples
For 1 baked apple
- 1 apple
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 3/4 tablespoon moist coconut flakes
- 3/4 tablespoon currants
- 1/2 tablespoon slivered almonds
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