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Day 45: Apple Overdose
14 October, 2009, 3:51 pm
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Off the record: apple butter

apple pieces

I was not kidding about all the extra apples left over from my apple pie. I bought around 8 pounds of apples for a 12″ pie (partly because all pie recipes are for 9″ pies and I didn’t scale up the recipe properly; partly because I wavered between the different types of apples and got too many extras.) That should give you a rough idea of how much leftover I’m dealing with. I thought of making apple crumble. But that will only add to my current “burden” of half a leftover apple pie and half a leftover pumpkin pie. Let’s not add another cinnamon-spiced dessert to the mix, m’kay. That’s why I’m going to make apple butter and can all of it until my cinnamon phobia dies down.

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Day 9: Slow Jam
7 September, 2009, 8:04 pm
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Item 17: jam

fresh marmalade

Faced with 6 empty canning jars and a long weekend Monday, I tackled the next logical item on my list—jam. Technically, since this recipe contains citrus rinds, I’m making marmalade, not jam. According to Epicurious, Seville oranges are the most popular fruit for marmalades. According to my own eyes and nose, the Seville oranges that I came across at Whole Foods were pitifully unripe. (Not surprising, since September isn’t exactly the peak season for citrus fruits.) However, the grapefruits look (and smell) much better. So grapefruit marmalade it is!

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