Over the weekend we enjoyed using some of our bounty of apples:
It's so easy and fun: not so much a recipe, but a do-by-feel project. This particular batch was enthusiastically hand-cranked on my dad's apple-coring/slicing/peeling gadget by a seven-year-old with some help from neighbor friends. We got out our two big pots and simmered the apples over low heat for about an hour. Just keep throwing thinly-sliced apples in your pot(s) stirring and roughly splitting with a wooden spoon and cooking until desired smoothness. We used a couple of teaspoons cinnamon in each pot, adding several handfuls of brown sugar to one and about a half cup of Agave to the second.
My blood sugar's a bit feisty, so I have to watch my sweets intake (tricky, since I love to bake and adore sugar in any form). If you haven't tried it, Agave Nectar's a great honey substitute, and doesn't spike the blood sugar. So now I have two containers of mama-safe applesauce (I may have already eaten the small bowl pictured here).
The apples do cook down quite a bit; our big pots made about two sixteen-ounce tupperwares each. The applesauce freezes nicely for future waffle topping or bag lunches.
In Knitcircus News, the Special Gifts Issue's coming out in just a couple of days, so we're doing the last-minute whirlwind of editing, linking and updates.
Here's a peek at a Gifts project that I can't wait to cast on:
This issue's not only our first Gifts Issue, but it's our first time with two issues (Fall and Gifts) running simultaneously. I'm excited and a little scared, but I know Webmaster Cindy's on the job…
The Alice Starmore Giveaway's still in full swing, so if you show us a link to your Knitcircus project, you're entered to win!
Take care and craft on,