Monday, October 20, 2008


This is what my kitchen looked like all weekend. Apples everywhere. Sticky apple residue on everything. Dirty dishes filling the dishwasher. And more apples. Yes, apples. My family was here visiting and my dad, husband, and I were carrying out an annual tradition of applesauce-making. Some friends joined us again this year and we also made a few pints of apple butter. Our dining room table is full of several dozen quarts of sauce, and I am so happy, because homemade applesauce is incomparable to store-bought. If you've never had homemade applesauce, you are truly missing out.


Jana said...

Nice photo! We made canned pears this weekend and it was a sticky mess too, lol.

The Mom said...

Yep, it was a really BIG mess! I enjoyed watching y'all have the thrill of making the mess while I sat back and read a book. That's my idea of canning/preserving! :)

Chuckeroon said...

Becky...I see you are a bit of a cook (all these apples).

Walla Walla sounds more like a place in Australia...I was surprised to find it's in america.

What's "geocaching"...something using a GPS???

Tks for dropping in on RuT DP.

Kim said...

You remember when they were trying to design our state quarter dollar? I thought for sure an apple would appear on it. When I was a kid, all I knew about Washington was that our apples came from there. And they were GOOD!
It looks like you used a variety of apples in your sauce. Were these home grown apples? We went to an apple farm today that has a 100 year old cider press. I bought fresh cider, spiced cider, apple butter that was just made and still warm, and blackberry honey. Yum.
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Becky said...

No, they aren't homegrown - at least, not at my home! We bought them from a local orchard about a mile from our house. They were delicious!