Sep 22, 2012
Small Space Solutions, Applesauce, Fall & Giveaway On Hold
Small Space Solutions-
Some great ideas I stumbled onto Small office fits in a box
And here's the Ikea Fusion table and chairs The chairs fit flush against the table for a compact use of floor space!
After buying farmer's market apples, and getting more from a friend, I made applesauce. Since I didn't really have enough to can I decided to make some to freeze. All my apples made 6 quarts plus a little more. Just apples, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of salt! I cored, cut in 1/4s and cooked with about 1/2 covered in water, bring to a simmer and turn to low, still once in a while. I leave the skins on for the fiber and nutrients. Mine is more dense and chunky than store-bought and so much better! With no apples from our tree this year I didn't buy a huge amount to can like last year. Oh well....
We're still suffering with terrible smoke here. Even worse the last four days, as a closer fire is blazing. It's so sickening too- a volunteer fire fighter is charged with starting the fire. He confessed and said he wanted to "impress his Dad", another fire fighter. He has a target on his back now I'm guessing. He's 18. What an imbecile. On the good side, the leaves are starting to change, days are cooler. We're all praying for a heavy rainstorm and/or snow in the mountains to stop the fires. I've lived here for more than 15 years and have never seen a fire season like this. It's been a month and a 1/2 , (I think, who remembers?) since we had normal blue skies. Send some rain...
Giveaway On Hold-
Due to some health issues I have put the giveaway on hold for now. But when I'm feeling better I'll get it up!