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Apple Cider Vinegar: What to do with your scrapes

All week long I’ve told you about stuff to do with your apples.  From butter and sauce alone you will probably end up with a pile of apple cores and peels.  The thing is what to do with all of them?  Sure you could just toss them all into your compost.  You could feed them to some worms if you like.  Both of those are great options, but what if there was one more thing that you could do with those scrapes.  Luckily is something else you can make.  Apple Cider Vinegar!
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Apple Profiles: There is more than just red and green

Apples,  each one is different.  All those names are clues to tell you about great uses for them, or what they will taste like or perhaps where they  hail from.  The thing is there are an awful lot of them…somewhere in the neighborhood of 7,500.  Some are great to pick up and eat, some are great for baking, some, well some have great personalities.  To make matters worse, even if you were to buy an apple that you love, take the seeds and get them to grow into a tree, there is no guarantee that it will grow that kind of apple.  In fact you can’t be too sure that you won’t get a bitter little crab apple.
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Making Apple Butter: It’s Like Apple Sauce, But Cooked Longer

So perhaps you need something else to make with your pile of apples?  Already made jars upon jars of apple sauce?  If so why not make some apple butter?  It is rather simple and is amazingly tasty on fresh made honey week bread (but that might be another blog post).  If you have some apples and some spices….a several hours and a heat source, you can make apple butter.

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Making Apple Sauce or What Happens When There are too Many Apples

So I enjoy apple sauce, especially with pork.  My little bug enjoys apple sauce as well.  Because of this I make apple sauce every year.  The other thing is that much like making cider, apple sauce is a great way to use bruised apples or to take care of apples that you think might turn bad.  Clearly if the apple is rotten you don’t want to use it, but it is up to you how bruised and such you want to draw the line at.
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Apple Week Quote 2

Apple Quote

Apple Crisp: A Quick and Easy Desert for a Few Extra Apples

Sometimes I find myself with some apples, well I mean a few more apples than I may know what to do with.  And I hate the thought of them going bad and ending up in the compost.  I want to be able to use them for something.  Well luckily there is a nice quick and easy desert that you can make, the Apple Crisp!
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Apple Week Quote 1

Apple Quote

Well Now, Just What the Dickens is Apple Week

Apple week is something that I am trying out.  It is merely a week that I will be focusing all my posts on apple based information.  This year it looks like there will be mostly some recipes, but also some other apple based knowledge to be shared.  It just works out that it is fall and I’ve been out to my favorite orchard a number of times recently.
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