Sunday, February 24, 2013

When life gives you apples, start peeling

We were given a bag of apples this week.  About 20 kilos or 45lbs at a guess.

I stewed some to have with ice cream pudding which is a favourite of ours to have with summer fruit.  RazzleDazzleQuilter has the recipe for ice cream pudding on her blog.

Definitely cooking apples these ones.  I had a raw slice - very, very tart.

We still had heaps left so Linda and I sat down yesterday and peeled and sliced and peeled and sliced until we filled our preserving pan.

With water added we cooked them to a pulp and they are now stored in the freezer in bags for use at our pleasure.

We still have frozen blackberries in our freezer courtesy of our brother, Alan, picking them for us and so Linda is about to embark on making blackberry and apple jelly - another flavour treat.

Whatever is left after that we will stew and store.  Life is looking pretty good from where we live.

3 comments:

kathyinozarks said...

I love food gifts, especially when you can make so many things with them-enjoy!

kathyinozarks said...

I love food gifts, especially when you can make so many things with them-enjoy!

Taylor-Made Ranch said...

We were given bushels of apples from a family member's tree back in August last year. We also peeled, chopped, cooked and canned ourselves silly, but made the most beautiful Christmas gifts for our family. Lots of work, but lots of joy. Thanks for sharing. (visiting from Sunny Simple Sunday)

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Wolfe City, Texas
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