It’s been raining so much here
that you would think we still
lived on the coast. But other
than the Boo’s constant
complaints about being held
captive inside by “those useless
servants” who are worried about
his sneezing fits, no one else is
concerned. We found a sunny
break in the weather, and hustled
over to the local apple farm, one
more item crossed off of our to do
list before winter sets in.
Do you buy your apples direct from the farm, and or market? Can you tell the difference between just off the tree, and stored for a year? I sure can!
Next up, more applesauce, and some dried apples when the humidity goes down a bit. I bought a dehydrator, and while I love it, the humidity levels outdoors have a great deal to do with how well things turn out. [Yes, Mom, you were right after all].
After running it for two days, we had finally had a almost solid grape fruit leather, it took ages to set up, but it’s worth it. The herbs I tried to dry were a bust, only the parsley worked, everything else just didn’t hang out together.
About those apples….can I tell you to march yourself out that door and find a farmers market, a grower, anyone with “real” apples that have just come off of the tree.
There is nothing on earth like a “real” apple, one that is fresh, not stored for a year like the ones that you buy in the store.
There is simply no comparison, tell them Jen from Muddy Boot Dreams sent you, they might even give you a few extras.
Crunching…..Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams