Posts Tagged ‘recipes’


I got more apples and pears than we can munch our way through this week. Here is what I did.

  • Get 4 pears and 7 apples (any sweet variety).
  •  Slice them up and remove the cores and seeds but leave the peels on.
  • Put them in a big pot and add 1″ of water.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 45 minutes.
  • Drain them and reserve the liquid.
  • Puree in food processor adding cinnamon to taste.
  • Pour into freezer containers and let cool.
  • Pour off excess water.
  • Freeze.

You shouldn’t need sugar if you use sweet varieties of apples. Only a pinch of cinnamon is needed. You can can the sauce but unless you are making a lot more than this it’s easier to freeze it. I will freeze the leftover liquid and use it the next time I make freezer jam. Or if you want you can just pour it over ice and  drink it!


Apples contain vitamins C and A plus folate, iron, potassium, phosphorous, and calcium



Is is ever possible to NEED zucchini? Is there ever a situation where there isn’t ENOUGH zucchini? I am the only person in my house who likes it so what to do with the big CSA delivery of baby zucchinis?

I sliced them and ground them up raw in my food chopper, peels and all. I added a tablespoon of lemon juice and a couple cloves of garlic and ground them up some more. I put the resulting paste in a bowl and added 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese and 1/8 cup of melted butter and stirred it up. I used it as a sauce for pasta and served it with some browned lamb stew chunks and a green salad. Everybody ate it!


Is there nothing that enough garlic and some parmesan cheese can’t fix?