Buying a bushel and a half of apples (about 100 pounds?) is a commitment. Don’t let any orchard tell you otherwise.
Over the course of 5 days, we processed around 100lbs of apples into 22 pints of apple sauce (traditional, raspberry balsamic, and vanilla wild blueberry and lemon) plus 38 half-pints of apple butter (traditional, and vanilla bourbon). Plus, we used the cores to make around gallon of apple cider vinegar. Up next is apple vanilla infused vodka.
The crazy thing about is is we are truly not sure that we bought enough. We bought them mostly for gifts, but the unfortunate thing about making so many delicious things is realizing just how much you, the cook, enjoys them. So now, we want to make more for our own “larder.”
So, all that cooking, plus studying for a midterm, preparing a presentation, and rocking out a child observation…whew!
I no longer have calluses from CrossFit, just from holding a chef’s knife and chopping.Google+