Making the Perfect Apple Butter

The perfect apple butter is velvety smooth…with a perfectly spiced apple flavor and the perfect amount of sweetness to keep you wanting more……a perfect rich golden brown color…a rich apple flavor..the perfect autumn scents of apples, cloves, allspice, lemon, cinnamon and vanilla.     As far as what apple butter is, apple butter is a concentratedContinue reading “Making the Perfect Apple Butter”

There’s an App(le) for That

)First of all, bear with the layout of this post, I couldn’t figure out how to correct it) As we slowly crawl our way up the Raw Foods Pyramid, I like to take the time to learn more about the particular food that we come across next. Here are a few facts that I haveContinue reading “There’s an App(le) for That”

One Apple Up on Top

Okay, so now we know the nutritional value of apples, let’s talk about the different things that eating apples and these nutrients can help prevent or make better, for lack of a better word. In other words, how apples can keep you on top of your game. ******* Cancer Apples are a good source of antioxidants…whichContinue reading “One Apple Up on Top”

Perhaps If Eve Had Read the Nutrition Label of Apples to Adam, They Would Have Dared to Eat Two of Them

We’ve all heard that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but do you know where this expression came from..what nutrients this nutritional powerhouse contains that are so good for you, what ailments this “miracle food” can help either prevent or help manage.   *************** An Apple a Day This expression supposedly originated inContinue reading “Perhaps If Eve Had Read the Nutrition Label of Apples to Adam, They Would Have Dared to Eat Two of Them”

An Apple a Day

Okay, so getting back to the Raw Foods Pyramid and more specifically  the lessons that ROYGBIV taught us about nutrition, we’re gonna start looking at these foods by color…starting with red…and working through the alphabet because I’m obsessive-compulsive like that.       We all know what an apple is…(even though many of us areContinue reading “An Apple a Day”

One Bad Apple Actually DOES Spoil the Entire Bunch

Okay, you’ve picked the very, very best apple out of the entire bin of apples to choose from… Congratulations on a job well done…   But, wait… Choosing the very best apple will not matter at all if you neglect to take care of it properly when you get it home. So what exactly areContinue reading “One Bad Apple Actually DOES Spoil the Entire Bunch”

How to Pick the Very Best Apples

Regardless which apple you are picking your apples from—Honeycrisp, Empire, Golden Delicious, Ambrosia, Spartam Mitsu, Jonagold, Ida Red , Fuji, Granny Smith… And regardless which recipe you will be making with the apples that you have chosen… There are always certain things to keep in mind when picking apples. These things to keep in mindContinue reading “How to Pick the Very Best Apples”

It’s Apple Pickin’ Time

Okay, now that we’ve established the fact that in order to take care of an awesome type 2 diabetic husband, “resident four year old,” and whoever else may be surrounding our tables or grabbing whatever food they can find to eat in surplus===such as my college daughter…. …we’ve also decided that one way that weContinue reading “It’s Apple Pickin’ Time”

Applesauce…The Why?

So if you’re going to start baking with applesauce more frequently, there is obviously one very important thing that you must keep on hand… Applesauce!!!   Obviously there are two options when it comes to keeping applesauce on hand—buy it from the grocery store ready-,made, or make it yourself.. Why even consider making your ownContinue reading “Applesauce…The Why?”

Baking with Applesauce

Being the wife of a type 2 diabetic makes you reconsider the old ways that you have learned to cook, not only in WHAT you cook, but also in HOW you cook. You become more aware of the amount of saturated fats, sugar, and calories contained in your baked goods. For example, check out theseContinue reading “Baking with Applesauce”