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Sunday, June 11, 2017

When Was The Last Time ...


…you loved you some Apple sauce?!
For some of us it was about one year ago.



We appreciate you fruit lovers who have been stopping by the honor market 
buying and enjoying our peaches and nectarines!  
They are about done but never fear

APPLES ARE HERE!


We are done picking for today.  You can find them in the coolers in the alcove by the front door.  
For those who stopped by yesterday during the cooler failure thank you for your patience 
and 
please let us know how we make it up to you.  
We spent hours of time and many dollars of money correcting the problem and all is chill so,
 so to speak.


The apples are the Anna and Golden Dorsett variety.

  Last year we had an apple disease that we had to treat by putting the apple trees into what we call "suspended animation" for the season.  It saved their lives.
Pollinators certainly did their jobs this year.
Consequently the trees are more prolific that ever even if a season behind fertilization!
The usual sweet tart flavor of our apples is not as off the charts sweetly addictive this year but they are still crisp, juicy and tart.  

Taste is in the mouth of the taster, none-the-less we suggest applesauce with lemon and cinnamon added as an excellent way to enjoy this years harvest.  Sugar free!




It is sooo easy.  Wash the apples well.  No need to peel the skins that hold so much of an apples nutrition.  And they cook down to where you don't even know the skins are there.  Use a corer/slicer tool and toss the the apple slices into a pot, squirt a bit of fresh lemon onto the slices to prevent oxidation, browning.  Sprinkle with high quality cinnamon, or grind your own from cinnamon bark sticks or just toss in some cinnamon bark sticks.

We like the Saigon & Ceylon Cinnamons.   Fresh high quality cinnamon is important for maximum favor.  Continue to core & slice, squirt lemon and sprinkle cinnamon until you have covered the bottom of the pot.  Then turn the stove on medium as you continue to prep the apples and add as many apples to the pot as you'd like.  Stir frequently to prevent apples from burning on the bottom of pan.



Once the apples are bubbling you can turn it down to low.  Cook apples down to the consistency you prefer.   We once used a slow cooker and kept it going for days until it was of spreadable consistency…

Apple Butter on biscuits!  Mmmmm mmm good.


Consult Maricopa County Extension publications for canning and storing fresh produce.
 Time for us to take a break
but
we'll be out there at dawn tomorrow picking
and feeding
and pruning
so that
you can enjoy the fruits of our labor.
Mew


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