Thursday, September 16, 2010

Let's See What Nathalie's Doing in The Kitchen...

When life gives you a bushel of apples, make apple sauce.
My friend, Katie, has several trees. She hates pesticides, so doesn't spray.
It means her organically grown apples have this lovely old world patina on the outside, and
are riddled with worm tunnels on this inside.
Fortunately the apples are firm enough to run through my apple-corer-peeler-slicer,
so cleaning them up is easier than I thought it would be.
You can get one of these from Pampered Chef or William Sonoma.
Mine? I got it from my local thrift store for $1.00 and it has been the best investment!
My house is smelling quite heavenly about now with a pot of apples simmering on the stove.

A taste test to adjust the flavor and now I'm off to hunt up some canning jars in the basement.
Can you feel autumn coming?


10 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

oh yes I can and your apple sauce sounds great! it is really in the air isn't it? love your switzy skier piece below for M! and pop by bellantico if you get a chance!! I have a giveaway going! xx's

Lorraine said...

hey guess what my house smells of apples too as I am cooking apple pies..well so far I have stewed all the apples. My friend gave me some apples today as she had noticed on my blog I have been making blackberry jam and pies. I love your old fashioned corer and what a bargain for a dollar! thanks for visting my blog today..off to look at the rest of your blog

Jo said...

Mmmmm, I can smell those apples from here! Wonderful corer, and what a bargain! Enjoy your apple sauce, xx

bad penny said...

ooh looks like something from my grand mother's kitchen - fab !
We have Pampered Chef merchandice sold at party selling evenings....it's soooooo expencive here !

Linda said...

I can smell it, too. I wish I could just drop by and visit....

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

mum looks and sounds just perfect to me ... your apple peeler is a fab gizmo too!
oxo
p.s. I am NOT ready to look at Mums which they seem to have everywhere already!

Ashlyn said...

All I have to say is: YUM!!! :)
Hugs, Ashlyn

Margaret said...

aw fab! love your apple peeler, wish I could be there to turn the handle!! I can just imagine the wonderful smell, yum and double yum!

Marlynn said...

Oh, my, oh my, Nath - I can smell the apples all the way her. Happy Sunday to my BFF, hugs!

femminismo said...

The best kind of homey smell. Happy autumn!