A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Applesauce again this year

November 15, 2020
Emilie Phillips

I didn’t get to applesauce until late this year. So late I was worried the local farm would have sold out of apples. They had very limited selection of grade B bags — a few bags of Cortland, a mix of Macintosh and Macoun, and a bunch of Honey Crisp. The last time I made […]

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It’s applesauce and Halloween time

October 27, 2019
Emilie Phillips

This year I bought 1 bushel Cortland 1/2 bushel Mutsu 1/2 bushel Northern Spy It made 31 quarts: 27 canned, 2 refrigerated, 1 given away, and ~1 eaten by my helpers. My notes say I haven’t made this combination before, but it came out tasty. Isaac had his friend David over to help. They cranked […]

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Fall Traditions

Emilie Phillips

This past weekend we started on our fall chores. Firewood First, we stacked wood. Usually we cut and stack wood, but this year we hadn’t set any green wood to dry in the spring, so I ordered wood. Simply stacking takes a lot less time than cutting, hauling, splitting, and stacking. Tyson and I stacked […]

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Applesauce

October 23, 2016
Emilie Phillips

As is tradition, I made applesauce. Diane, Jason, and Ian came over to help and we made a fall celebration out of it. Last year I had tried a wide variety of apples. Isaac wanted something a little different this year, and I wanted more of the Cortland flavor. The farm stand had the same […]

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Applesauce

October 17, 2015
Emilie Phillips

It’s that time of year again, time to make applesauce. With both Isaac and I both eating applesauce, we ran out of sauce early this summer. Even Isaac turned his nose up at store bought applesauce. So this year I decided to make twice as much sauce as last year. The combinations of apples I […]

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Apple Sauce

October 26, 2014
Emilie Phillips

I made the large batch of apple sauce for the year. The apple crop this year was poor, so I didn’t have a large selection of apples. The local farm stand had the usual B grade Cortlands and Macintosh’s. I decided to try adding some different apples in, looking for a more nuanced flavor. 1/2 […]

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First batch of apple sauce

September 18, 2014
Emilie Phillips

Isaac demolished my apple sauce stash early in the year, so as soon as apples appeared at the farmers market, I decided to make a batch of apple sauce. Fast forward two weeks until I found time. To keep the project small, I only bought one peck of Gala and one peck of Zesta. The […]

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Applesauce

November 21, 2013
Emilie Phillips

I was not going to make applesauce this year because I did not have time. September went by, October went by. Come November, I was down to my last few jars of applesauce, and I just could not take it. Surviving a whole year on store bought applesauce was too unpalatable. And Issac has started […]

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