I did not move the apples from the below picture onto the table. There are just that many apples. I worked on apple related projects for the entire workday.
I am waiting for the last batch in the canner to finish so I can go to bed now. I stopped work at 5 to take Beaver to his dad's for the weekend and visited with my parents - we meet at the halfway point which works out to be near my parents house.
While I was working on apples today I made up these loaves of bread, which I just pulled out of the oven. I used only the yeast left in the bottom of the carboy after bottling a batch of pear cider. It is a sour dough like bread with a faintly pear cidery taste.
|left to right apple butter, apple butter in cool anniversary blue glass jars that makes the food look different, and spiced apple rings.|
Oh and the apples are still everywhere... I seriously doubt anyone but me could tell any got used - unless I made you carry the compost out - and the trees have at least that much again on their branches. Hoping you kitchen smells as good as mine ~ Julia