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Easy Apple Sauce Recipe

I say head to your local farmers market grab some apples and make some yummy apple sauce to be enjoyed all year winter long. Ask the farmer for advice om which apples make a great sauce; famers love sharing.

Yummy local apples


  • 4 apples – peeled, cored and chopped
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup white sugar (Optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

You can add more flavor with nutmeg or brown sugar. Kids love other flavors so think of adding berries or berry juices (instead of water) .


  1. In a saucepan, combine apples, water, sugar, and cinnamon. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, or until apples are soft. Allow to cool, then mash with a fork or potato masher.

Yummy apple sauce. Tasting great all winter.


You can can Apple sauce- follow all the instructions of canning. Sterilizing jars, filling to 1/2 inch from top, boil filled jars for 20 minutes. If you do not hear the pop click noise eat those jar within a few days. The other jars can be enjoyed through the winter.


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Garden Tasks for October

There is still plenty to do in the garden come October and not just cleaning it up. Here is a great list from Delia’s Kitchen Garden book.

Clean: Green house or cold frame (if you are lucky enough to have one)

Dig: next Year’s runner bean trench

Harvest: eggplant, beet root, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, leeks, mustard spinach, rocket (arugula, pak choi, parsnips, pumpkin, raspberries, sweet pepper, tomatoes.

Plant: rhubarb (this is a good time to split large plants)

Protect: autumn/winter salad mix, broad bean, lettuce, peas, radicchio, rocket, spring onions

Sow: broad beans, garlic peas


Pumpkins ready for harvest

Here is a link to Pumpkin Soup recipe that will use carrots, onions and pumpkins for your garden

And here is a link to a brussel sprout recipe. I have never tried this one but people are raving about it. I find the trick to yummy brussel sprout is NOT over cooking them. Roasting them in the oven brings out their sweetness.

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