Tag: apples

2014’s new favorites in our kitchen

Tonight as I was searching through some homesteading posts, I came across this one from much earlier in the year.  Was a great surprise to be reminded of a few items I’d not used in awhile. I figure since we are rounding out 2014,… Continue Reading “2014’s new favorites in our kitchen”

growing grace farm’s Saturday morning apples

Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, I came home delighted to begin cooking and baking in my new kitchen.  I had come across some beautiful Honey Crisp apples at the store and decided to create an apple tart for our family celebration. And by “create,” I… Continue Reading “growing grace farm’s Saturday morning apples”

recipe: growing grace farms apple chips

This year, the apple trees on our family property have been fruitful to say the least.  After a dud season last year, I am taking advantage of the bountiful harvest canning, drying, and freezing as much as I can for winter.  Last week, I… Continue Reading “recipe: growing grace farms apple chips”

growing grace farm’s cinnamon honey applesauce

You know Mother Nature, she is bountiful one season then rests the next.  Last year, we had not a one apple on any of the trees on our family property.  This year, however, we were able to gather three cloth grocery bags full in… Continue Reading “growing grace farm’s cinnamon honey applesauce”

recipes: growing grace farm’s dried apples

This past week, I found a great deal on bags of organic apples.  Just my luck!  Apples have become a staple of my grain-free breakfast and my daughter’s school lunch.  I continue to look for options for this fruit as they are so delicious… Continue Reading “recipes: growing grace farm’s dried apples”

our new favorite greens recipe

I had a grandmother who didn’t cook with measuring cups and spoons; rather, cooking was like an art to her–part creativity, part experimentation.  Unfortunately, all her masterpieces died with her as she left no record of any of her recipes.  I’d rather leave some… Continue Reading “our new favorite greens recipe”

apple afternoon

growing grace farm’s honey cinnamon applesauce

Two years ago, we had an apple bumper crop.  I harvested buckets full of apples at my parents’ cabin and started making my own version of applesauce.  I’m not a fan of white sugar and fully appreciate the healing properties of honey so I… Continue Reading “growing grace farm’s honey cinnamon applesauce”

the first chilly morning

SEPTEMBER by: Helen Hunt Jackson (1830-1885) HE golden-rod is yellow; The corn is turning brown; The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.   The gentian’s bluest fringes Are curling in the sun; In dusty pods the milkweed Its hidden silk has… Continue Reading “the first chilly morning”