Recipes posted a year ago:
I have three tiny apple trees in my yard. They are too small yet to produce fruit. Maybe I would have gotten a few apples this year if the deer hadn’t taken a few (understatement) nibbles? I don’t know. Hopefully they will be more established next year and the deer will stay away? I can dream, right? So, I need some apples to make applesauce. What is a girl to do? Get on Facebook and make an announcement, that’s what! Therefore, because of Uncle John and my friend Jim down at the gym, I was able to get some nice, crisp apples for my applesauce. They in return get some applesauce and/or a delicious apple treat like crisp or pie (you just keep this in mind for next year if you are finding yourself with some apples you want to part with) 🙂
Effective food storage and a well-stocked pantry are important secrets for success as a Primal Cook. In the last few years I have learned how to do some canning. I used to help my mom as a kid, but did not know all the particulars. Peaches and apples are my favorite to can, not just because of the end result, but because I can spend some good quality time with my mom doing some “old-fashioned” work! I remember helping my mom can tomatoes, but didn’t remember how. So, since Aunt Donna was ready to can tomatoes the other day and needed help, I jumped at the chance (just as she would do!).
My Aunt Donna is the very best! She loves all things vintage as I do, and so I feel we are kindred spirits. She is that person in your life who will do anything for anyone and has the biggest heart of anyone that I know. So not to get all sappy, but I am very thankful for her and to be able to learn so much from her.
Aunt Donna on the Farm