Friday, September 12, 2008

Fall is Here

Hip Hip Horray!

But my what a busy time it is! Missy and I have been busy this morning shelling beans

Hubby had been away for nearly a week (coming home for the weekend) so the children and I made apple sauce thanks to a wonderful recipe from a very dear friend! Of course I forgot to turn the stove down before hopping into the shower and came out the the heady aroma of burnt sauce! The bottom of the pot was thick with a layer of burnt on stuff and I thought it ruined but throwing in a great deal of baking powder and letting it sit for a week has done wonders in lifting it all off and it saved our pot!

Mum B has an amazing contraption from England she calls a "mully" and it helped in the completion of the entire bushel of apples.

You cook the apples WITH the skins on

Then with some turns of the crank the sauce is separated from the skins

and voila yummy apple sauce!

Oh how I adore Fall!


Tracy said...

I could use a contraption like that! When I made my applesauce it took me forever to peel all of my apples.

Danielle said...

Thanks for stopping over to visit me. I am great at burning stuff on the bottom of my many interruptions:-) I'll have to try the baking soda!

I use a Victorio Strainer for applesauce. It does a lot more at a time but same basic idea. I love, love, love it! I've not seen a small one like this before.